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New doubts cloud Copa America in Brazil

Ahead of Sunday’s opening match, Brazil’s Supreme Court will hold hearings on the country hosting the Copa America football championships

SAO PAULO – New doubts gathered Tuesday over the Copa America five days from kickoff, as Brazil’s Supreme Court agreed to consider blocking the troubled tournament and the Brazilian national team’s players said they were against holding it.

Organizers are battling the odds to pull off the South American football championships this year despite the coronavirus pandemic.

It has forced them into a last-minute search for an emergency host country that ended with the controversial choice of Brazil last week.

Brazil’s Supreme Court said it would rule Thursday on two requests to block the 10-nation tournament, which is scheduled to open Sunday and run through July 10.

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