The pandemic, the last-minute hosting, some unimpressive matches, and the fact that the most popular broadcaster is not showing Copa America have cut down the fans' interest.
Brazilian national side criticised CONMEBOL's decision to switch Copa America to Brazil from Argentina amid a surge in COVID-19 infections.
Brazil to host Copa America after co-hosts Argentina and Colombia stripped of rights due to rising COVID-19 cases, street protests
CONMEBOL said on Twitter that the tournament is confirmed to take place between 13 June and 10 July. Brazil are the defending champions, winning the competition in 2019 as hosts.
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Philippe Coutinho scored one goal and helped set up another as Brazil beat South Korea 3-0 in a friendly on Tuesday to give the five-time world champion its first win in six games.
Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has not played since suffering an ankle injury in a friendly against Qatar in June which ruled him out of the Copa America.
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Copa America 2019: Brazil coach Tite strives to find right balance as uninspiring hosts aim to beat Peru in final
Brazil failed to ignite at this Copa America. They haven’t conceded a single goal, a testimony to their defensive solidity, but the team hasn’t played attractive football either.
Copa America 2019: Argentina crash out but have a future to build on; Brazil still not getting the right balance
Copa America finally came to life with Brazil's 2-0 win over Argentina in the semi-finals. Despite the defeat, Argentina can take heart from progress made, something that cannot be said for Brazil.
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Striker Jesus reckons Argentina will have it tough to breach the Brazilian defence which has not conceded a goal in four matches at the Copa America
In a football mad Brazil, fans have stayed away from attending games owing to expensive tickets as saturation point hits with third Copa America in five years.
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"The performance wasn't brilliant but it wasn't below par either," Brazil coach Tite said. "When we go to the Copa America we will make more accurate choices to be more efficient."
Tite is the first coach of the Brazil national team to be re-appointed after a World Cup elimination since Claudio Coutinho in 1978.
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Paris Saint-Germain are set to make a statement summer signing by announcing the capture of Brazilian full-back Dani Alves, according to media reports on Tuesday.
Manchester City complete second major signing of the season in Ederson Moraes, following the capture of Portuguese playmaker Bernardo Silva from French champions Monaco.
Vinicius Junior has drawn comparisons to Barcelona star Neymar after shining at the under-17 South American Championships, with Barcelona, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain also reportedly showing interest.