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Brazil beats Venezuela in the opening match of the Copa América

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The selected one from Brazil, who easily leads the South American Qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup 2022, makes his debut in the America Cup in view of Venezuela, which presents an outbreak of positive cases of coronavirus on the campus

The match, valid for the B Group, is played in the Mané Garrincha National Stadium, in the capital Brasilia, with the arbitration of the Uruguayan Estéban Ostojich and televising TyC Sports. The group is completed by Colombia, Ecuador (who will face at 21 in Cuaiabá) and Peru, which will have a free date.

The first 20 minutes were as expected. With the local advocated on the attack, with the lines advanced and a constant pressure to inconvenience the departure of the visiting team, decimated by the casualties. Thus, those of Tite took over the ball and began to generate situations, especially on the left, with Fred Y Neymar, which flipped over on that side.

After a series of occasions that were not entirely clear, but were constant warnings of what could happen, Brazil stamped 1-0. It was through a stopped ball when Richarlison deflected the ball at the first post and it fell to Marks, who with his back to the goal and with the brand on top, dominated with his thigh and improvised a cue to dislodge the goalkeeper and celebrate the first.

Neymar had his near half an hour when he dived into the void on the left before a long pass from Marks, he dominated with his left foot and with that control he hooked inwards, he made his marker pass by and when he saw the gap he drew a right cross to the first post that went just outside.

In addition, Tité took Renan Lodi and Lucas Paquetá off the field, to make room for Alex Sandro and Everton Ribeiro.


Brazil is going through a remarkable moment with an advantage over its main rivals on the continent, the Argentina from Lionel Messi Y Uruguay by Luis Suárez Y Edinson Cavani, having won all six matches he played in the Qualifiers for Qatar 2022.

The team that directs Tite is a remarkable group of stars, who play in the best teams in Europe, among which stands out Neymar, of the French PSG. This select group is made up of, among others, Ederson (Manchester City) y Alisson (Liverpool) in goal, defenders Thiago Silva (Chelsea), Eder Militao (Real Madrid) and Marks (PSG), in the middle zone housemiro (Real Madrid), Fred (Manchester United) y Fabinho (Liverpool) and on offense with Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Richarlison (Everton), Everton (Benfica) and Roberto Firmino (Liverpool).

Tité, coach of Brazil (EFE / Antonio Lacerda / Archive)
Tité, coach of Brazil (EFE / Antonio Lacerda / Archive)

Brazil won the Copa América 2019 (beat Peru in the final) and now He is given the chance to reach his third two-time championship (He did it in 1997/1999 and 2004/2007). In the historical table of the contest, the Brazilians are third, behind Argentina and Uruguay with 185 matches, 103 wins, 37 draws and 45 defeats.

Venezuela, led by the Portuguese José Peseiro, arrives without Solomon Rondon, his top scorer in history with 31 goals in 83 games due to a muscle injury and several cases of coronavirus among which stands out Thomas Rincon, of the Italian Turin.

Venezuelan football had evolved, it was the U-20 world runner-up in Korea 2017, but it has taken several steps back and the downturn is accentuated with the coronavirus outbreak that further weakened the team that is last with four units together with Peru in the Qualifiers .

The “Vinotinto” appear eleventh in the historical table of the Copa América with 66 games, 8 wins, 15 draws and 43 setbacks.


Referee: Esteban Ostojich, of Uruguay.

Basketball court: Mané Garrincha National Stadium, Brasilia.

TV: TyC Sports.

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With information from Télam


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