RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (REUTERS) Mastercard Inc has decided to temporarily remove its branding from the Copa América amid criticism over a last-minute decision to host the soccer tournament in Brazil, which is struggling with one of the world’s worst covid-19 outbreaks.
In a statement to Reuters on Wednesday, Mastercard said it has decided not to “activate” its sponsorship of Copa América in Brazil after a thorough analysis. The payments company remains a sponsor of the tournament, as it has been since 1992.
Brazilian beverage company Ambev SA will not involve its brands in the . . .