Brazil Knocked Out Of Copa America After Loosing To Peru

Brazil have been knocked out of the Copa America after suffering a shock 1-0 loss to Peru.

Ecuador players celebrating after scoring
Ecuador players celebrating after scoring

The goal howbeit came in a controversial manner after it was deemed to be an handball.Raúl Ruidíaz scored a contentious close-range effort for Peru in the 75th minute, which had the referees deliberating for about four minutes before play resumed.Brazil’s players protested furiously, swarming around Cunha in a bid to persuade the official to reverse his decision.Yet after a chaotic delay of around four minutes – with players from both sides surrounding the referee – Cunha ruled the goal should stand.

Television pictures showed Ruidiaz grinning after the goal had been awarded but the Brazilian players were apoplectic with rage at a decision that sent them tumbling out of the tournament before the knockout stages for the first time since 1987.Elias then missed a golden opportunity to equalise for Brazil in injury time but he failed to connect properly with only the goalkeeper to beat.

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Enner Valencia scored and had two assists to help Ecuador beat Haiti 4-0 on Sunday night and advance to the Copa America quarterfinals for the first time since 1997.Valencia fired in a low shot in the 11th minute, taking a long feed from Christian Noboa from the corner of the 6-yard box. Valencia then tapped a layoff to Jaime Ayovi for a roller past goalkeeper Johny Palcide about nine minutes later.Noboa and Antonio Valencia added goals in the 57th and 78th minutes


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