Brazil is likely to be hosting the Copa America, however whether or not the Brazilian soccer squad needs to take part in the match attributable to the uncontrolled state of the pandemic in the nation stays to be seen.
Brazil coach Tite mentioned on Thursday throughout a media convention that his gamers requested for a gathering with Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) President Rogerio Caboclo to debate the subject.
Brazilian media reported that the gamers had mentioned the chance of not collaborating in the match, which is ready to begin on June 13.
Brazilian soccer team captain Casemiro additionally spoke after Brazil´s victory towards Ecuador in a World Cup qualifier on Friday – the first nationwide participant to talk publicly since the announcement on Monday of Brazil as the host of the Copa America.
The Real Madrid soccer star affirmed that the gamers will go public about the subject on Tuesday after the match towards Paraguay on June 8 to “not lose the focus from the World Cup qualifier.”
“Everyone is aware of our stance (on the subject),” mentioned Casemiro. “Tite made it clear. We wish to categorical our opinion, whether or not it’s right or not, I don’t know, however we wish to categorical it.
“Let’s talk at the right time. We are all collectively when somebody speaks, speaks for everybody (on the team). It must be unanimous, all collectively,” Casemiro informed Brazilian Globo tv channel.
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Casemiro of Brazil seems on earlier than the Copa America Brazil 2019 group A match between Brazil and Bolivia at Morumbi Stadium on June 14, 2019 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
In a stunning transfer by CONMEBOL – South America’s Football Confederation – in settlement with the Brazilian federal authorities backed by President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil was introduced as the new host of the Copa America, attributable to sanitary and political issues involving Argentina and Colombia, the authentic hosts of the match.
The change of venue for the Copa America has generated a sequence of criticisms, each inside the South American soccer neighborhood and amongst Brazilian public figures.
It will likely be the second time in a row the match is held in Brazil, which has misplaced greater than 465,000 lives to the novel coronavirus, greater than any nation besides the US.
Brazil registered 1,682 Covid-19 deaths on Thursday and 83,391 new circumstances, in accordance with knowledge launched by the nation’s Health Ministry.
Players of Brazil pose for an official photograph earlier than the 2022 World Cup qualifier towards Ecuador.
FIFPro, the worldwide gamers’ union, says it has “severe issues” about the Copa America being relocated with such little time to organize and can help any gamers that determine it’s unsafe to compete.
“The newest plan to rearrange – at extraordinarily brief discover – for lots of of footballers to compete in a match of such complexity leaves open uncertainty for every one among them, and their households,” FIFPro mentioned in a press release.
“As with earlier nationwide team competitions throughout the COVID-19 emergency interval, gamers should be capable to prioritize their very own and their households’ well being with out the threat of sanctions.”