Here on BigSoccer and in multiple sports news outlets - Brazilian, other South American, U.S., and from other countries - the recent news regarding this tournament have raised eyebrows. Many in Brazil and elsewhere oppose it, but teams have confirmed their participation, and this of course includes the defending champions and hosts, Brazil. Talk about epidemiology, politics, safety, hygiene, health has happened ad nauseam. But the tournament will take place, starting on Sunday, June 13. Two groups of five teams will compete in a tournament which Brazil last hosted a mere 2 years ago and which most Brazilians did not expect to see played in their country for many years. It's back. Best wishes to the Colombian and Argentine people, as they have seen the tournament removed from their countries; the former, due to public unrest, while the latter, due to concerns about hosting and to political considerations. But best wishes as well to the Brazilian people, who while divided on the wisdom of hosting and many of whom are suffering due to the pandemic, will see their country host another major event and who will hopefully celebrate another title achievement by their national team. With 5 2022 WCQ matches late last week and 5 more tonight, the CONMEBOL participants will be leaving clues to opponents' managers as to what to expect. And while there's the possibility that teams will field different rosters from those selected for WCQ, managers will also likely use this tournament as a means to improve team chemistry for when WCQ resumes in September. Brazil for one will have its roster for the tournament announced tomorrow, June 9, 2021. Let's hope for a fun, enjoyable, and safe tournament with good football. Life has been tough enough since this pandemic started. The games must go on (at some point) and life must continue.