There is good news for the spectators about the Copa America final. In the Copa America final between Brazil and Argentina, 10 percent of the stadium capacity fans will be allowed to enter the Maracana Stadium but they will be tested for corona. The Copa America final match will be played on Sunday, July 11. The presence of spectators is expected to make this final match even more exciting.
Brazil is one of the countries highest hit by coronavirus pandemic. Hence, none of the Copa America saw the presence of fans in any matches, and the tournament was played behind closed doors. However, the decision is taken considering all health measures and protocols. Those wishing to attend must arrive with a negative coronavirus test taken no longer than 48 hours earlier. Inside the famed stadium, the spectators will be required to maintain social distancing. In Copa America 2021 this will be the first match to observe fans in stands.
In guidelines issued on Friday, Rio City Health Secretary Daniel Soranj has allowed 10 percent of the spectators to enter each square of the 78,000 spectator stadium. CONMEBOL said on Friday that each team would be able to bring 2,200 guests to the final, with spectators wearing masks and maintaining a two-meter distance from each other in the stadium, during which no food or drink would be served. Earlier in 2019, the Copa America final attracted 60,000 spectators when Brazil beat Peru 3-1.
Argentina has a great record in Copa America. The team holds the record for winning the title the most times after Uruguay. But it’s bad luck that it hasn’t won the title since 1993. On the other hand, Brazil has not lost the Copa America final in its hosting till date. Now on Sunday, it will have to be seen what challenge Messi’s fighters will challenge Neymar’s team.