When sport meets politics in South America

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Santiago’s Estadio Nacional. Photo archive

Hello and welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter. This week, with the news of the Copa Libertadores final being moved after protests in Chile, we look back on other times the beautiful game has been directly influenced by politics, in Brazil and around South America. Plus, there’s news of physical and verbal violence in Brazilian stadiums this week, and we keep up with Brazil’s women’s and under-17 squads. Happy reading!

When sport meets politics

As we suspected in last week’s Brazil Sports newsletter, the 2019 Copa Libertadores final will no longer be held in Santiago, amid the wave...

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