Interim Brazil soccer boss says he won’t fire coach Tite

The interim president of the Brazilian soccer confederation said Monday that he will not fire national team coach Tite even though his players have yet to publicly say whether they will play in the upcoming Copa America. The 82-year-old Antônio Carlos Nunes took charge of the confederation on Sunday after its ethics committee suspended Rogério Caboclo for 30 days. Nunes was appointed as the oldest serving vice president and faces an immediate crisis because of the controversial decision to move the Copa America to Brazil from Argentina at the last moment, despite the country being ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic.

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