• The Copa America trophy. Picture: @CopaAmerica/Twitter

    New doubts cloud Copa America in Brazil

    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 10 July.

  • A burial takes place in an area reserved for COVID-19 victims at the Nossa Senhora Aparecida cemetery in Manaus, Brazil, on 5 January 2021. Picture: AFP.

    Brazil braces for third wave of COVID-19

    So far, each pandemic wave has been successively worse in Brazil, peaking at a weekly average of around 1,000 deaths per day in July 2020 during the first wave and 3,000 deaths per day last April during the second.

  • The Copa America trophy. Picture: @CopaAmerica/Twitter

    Criticism, jokes as Copa America moved to Brazil over COVID-19

    Already forced to delay the Copa America by a year, organisers are struggling to pull off the world's oldest running international football competition in a region still reeling from COVID-19 and - in the case of original co-hosts Colombia - violent unrest.