Copa America: Venezuela gets lucky as VAR rejects three Brazil goals

Venezuela escapes: VAR rejects three Brazil goals

Thanks to the VAR, Venezuela got a point in the duel with Brazil in the Copa América. The video guide rejected three goals from the host country, making it 0-0.

Brazil thought it was 1-0 just before half-time but was called back due to a foul. After an hour, Gabriel Jesus saw a goal rejected because Firmino had been sidelined. Philippe Coutinho seemed to provide relief in the final phase, but this time a handball from Firmino stood in the way of the winning goal.

Ajax player David Neres was again in the starting line-up for Brazil. He was substituted for Fernandinho in the 72nd minute.

In Group A, Brazil and Peru are now on top with four points from two games. Peru won 3-1 against Bolivia by goals from José Paolo Guerrero, Jefferson Farfan and Edinson Flores.

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Growing up, all  Yuto wanted to do was read. Considered a “nerd”, he was always fascinated with things going on nationally and internationally. Therefore, making the decision to attend college for journalism seemed like the obvious choice, and one that paid off greatly. Besides being an Aikido coach for kids, he dedicates quality time to his expanding family.

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