Venezuela confirm 12 positive coronavirus cases ahead of Brazil game – –

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Venezuela confirm 12 positive coronavirus cases ahead of Brazil game – –


Who hosts the Copa?

Brazil stepped in to host the tournament despite their own struggles in battling the virus and growing unrest, but the country’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the competition could go ahead.

What’s the latest news on Brazil vs Venezuela?

Venezuela are awaiting a second batch of results to ensure no false positives have occurred, but they risk being severely understaffed in the tournament’s opening game against the hosts, who themselves have Even had a hectic week with the threat of Coach Tite and players leaving the camp.

The Brazilian federation lost long-standing sponsors due to an investigated sexual harassment scandal, but Tite remained in his post and the players said they would prepare for Venezuela on. more normally possible.

Can players be replaced?

La Conmebol made a late rule change by removing a limit on substitutions for the 28-man squad.

Venezuelan coach Jose Peseiro can now call up five substitutes for players who test positive, one of whom has been identified in Italy as Turin midfielder Rincon.

“They are all asymptomatic, isolated in their individual rooms and they will be followed by the team of Conmebol and Cievs, the Brazilian health authority,” said the secretary of state in Brasilia, where the Venezuelans are based.

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