Brazilian players and staff criticize Copa America in a public letter
Brazilian national team players and staff published a letter on their social media accounts Wednesday criticizing the organization of the Copa America tournament, but ****uring they would still parti****te should the tournament go ahead.
The championship, South America's biggest international football tournament, is set to start on June 13 in Brazil.
"We are a cohesive group, but with different ideas. For various reasons, whether humanitarian or professional, we are dissatisfied with the conduct of the Copa America by CONMEBOL [South America's Football Confederation], whether it was hosted later in Chile or even in Brazil," the unsigned do****ent read.
"All recent facts lead us to believe in an inadequate process in its realization."
The team, however, stressed that "at no time" did they want "to make this a political discussion."
"We are against the organization of the Copa America, but we will never say no to the Brazilian team," the statement concluded.