Mastercard pulls logo from troubled Copa America

Brazil's Neymar and Paqueta celebrate

Brazil's Neymar (right) celebrates with teammate Lucas Paqueta after scoring a penalty against Ecuador during their South American qualification match for the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 at the Jose Pinheiro Borda stadium, better known as Beira-Rio, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on June 4, 2021.
 

Photo credit: Silvio Avila | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Brazil's Supreme Court is due to rule Thursday on two requests to block the championships, scheduled to run through July 10 in four host cities.
  • Filed by an opposition party and the national metalworkers' union, the cases argue the tournament poses a Covid-19 threat and would "violate the fundamental rights to life and health."

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