Only invited spectators allowed at Brazil-Argentina Copa America final

Only invited spectators allowed at Brazil-Argentina Copa America final

Brazil and Argentina will decide the Copa America at Rio’s Maracanã stadium on Saturday, and it will be invitation only.

The city’s mayor said only 6,500 spectators – 10% of the famous stadium’s capacity – invited by the South American football federation, Conmebol, will allowed in.

Everyone attending the event in the Brazilian city will be required to present a negative Covid-19 test before entering.

For tomorrow’s final, attendees will be spread throughout the entire stadium, instead of concentrated in one section, the mayor’s office confirmed.

The Brazilian government has drawn widespread criticism among public health experts and the public for hosting the Copa America, even as the country has yet to get the coronavirus pandemic under control.

Some 140 people associated with the tournament had tested positive for the virus by late June, said Reuters.

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