Brazil’s victory over Venezuela in the opening match of the America’s Cup, multiple teams have tested positive for the new crown
CCTV News Client News On June 13, local time, the 2021 America’s Cup officially opened. In the opening match, the host Brazil faced Venezuela in the capital Brasilia. Finally, with Marchinos’s 22nd minute goal and Neymar’s 64th minute penalty. And Gabriel Barbosa scored a 3-0 victory over Venezuela in the 89th minute. This was also Neymar’s first victory over Venezuela on behalf of the national team.
△ Bolivian players undergoing nucleic acid testing (photo source: Brazil Global Network)
Before the game, 13 of the Venezuelan America’s Cup delegation tested positive for the new crown virus. The South American Football Confederation also changed its rules before the game. Due to the impact of the epidemic, each team was allowed to change team members indefinitely during the current America’s Cup. The Venezuelan team re-called another 15 players into the national team on the 12th. In addition to the Venezuelan delegation, on the 12th, four people in the Bolivian delegation also tested positive for the new crown virus, including three players and one coaching staff member. On the 13th, two coaching staff members of the Colombian delegation also tested positive for the new crown virus.
According to the 2021 America’s Cup health and safety regulations, all participating delegation members are required to undergo a nucleic acid test every 48 hours during the competition. (Headquarters reporter Yang Jingjing)