Criticism, jokes as Copa America moved to Brazil over Covid-19

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    When #Covid-19 overwhelmed Argentina too badly to host the South American football championships, officials decided to move the tournament to pandemic-battered #Brazil of all places, drawing criticism from epidemiologists and a flurry of jokes. #CopaAmerica

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