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Bolsonaro Says Brazil Ready to Host Copa America Soccer Tournament

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday his government is on board with hosting the Copa America soccer tournament later this month, in a last-minute switch after planned host Argentina pulled out due to the coronavirus.

Speaking to supporters in Brasilia, Bolsonaro said he consulted with Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga and they had agreed the four-week long tournament played by 10 South American nations could take place.

“As far as it is up to me, and all the ministers, including the health minister, it is all decided,” Bolsonaro said.

Brazil was chosen as host nation on Monday in a surprise decision made jointly details ⇒

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