Rocked by Covid outbreaks, Copa America opens in Brazil

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    The #CopaAmerica that almost never was opened Sunday in #Brazil, overshadowed by the desperate search for a last-minute host, sponsor withdrawals and #Covid-19 — including outbreaks on three teams. After more than a year of bad news that culminated in the last-minute scrapping of original co-hosts Argentina and Colombia, the South American #championships finally kicked off with Brazil facing a coronavirus-decimated Venezuela in an empty Mane Garrincha stadium in Brasilia. Officials confirmed a day before kickoff that at least eight #Venezuelan players had tested positive for Covid-19, forcing the country to call up 15 emergency replacements to face the defending champions.

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