Brazil’s Supreme Court rules Copa América can go ahead

An aerial view of the Maracana Stadium on June 01, 2021 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Brazil's Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the country hosting this year's Copa América, following a legal challenge brought by parties concerned about the risks of holding the tournament during the pandemic.

Controversy continues to surround the tournament, with alcoholic drinks company Diageo withdrawing its sponsorship yesterday. Payments firm Mastercard and brewer Ambev had earlier announced they would not be activating around the event.

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