South American soccer player CONMEBOL said it was upgrading the Maracana Stadium for the Copa America final amid criticism of other playing fields in the tournament.
The decisive one will be on July 10.
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A few weeks ago, after Brazil hosted the last minute of the Copa America, the organizers are planning seven games for the Nilton Santos stadium in Rio precisely because the stadium in Maracana is worn out. But the criticism has only increased since the start of the tournament.
The Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, which will host another team stage match, has also been targeted for irregular patches and sinking areas on the court.
Brazil coach Tite recently joined Neymar, Lionel Messi and others who attacked the organization for the poor Nilton Santos stadium, which was used for track and racing at the 2016 Olympics and is regularly used by the local Botafogo club, which plays on of the present in the country »The second part.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid and Brazil defender Felipe Monteiro suffered a blow this weekend as he was eliminated from the rest of the Copa America.
The center of his back has a bruised right knee, which means Brazil will have to do without it this summer as they try to lift silverware at home.
Felipe suffered a broken right knee on June 16, a day before Brazil, and lost Peru in his second game of the tournament. Further examinations revealed the extent of the injury.
He has since undergone some physiotherapy, but it has been confirmed that he will not be able to play any role this summer.
Tite called Leo Ortiz to the team to replace Felipe, a 25-year-old full-back who plays for Red Bull Bragantino.