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Copa America: Brazil booed off pitch after 0-0 draw with Venezuela

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Brazil produced a first-half performance which saw just one shot on target despite enjoying 75% possession

Hosts Brazil had three goals ruled out and were booed off the pitch as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Venezuela in the Copa America on Tuesday.

Philippe Coutinho's late strike looked to have sent Brazil through to the last eight but the video assistant referee, having already denied a Gabriel Jesus effort, showed a foul in the build-up.

Referee Julio Bascunan also ruled out a first-half Roberto Firmino strike.

Brazil remain top of Group A with four points from two games.

"VAR was correct. I have absolutely nothing to demand. We got justice," Brazil coach Tite said. "They made the right call with both [VAR] goals."

Brazil made hard work of beating Bolivia in their opener and once again struggled for a creative spark against Venezuela, promoting jeers from the home crowd in Salvador at both half-time and full-time.

"We have to understand the supporters, they want to see goals and if I had been in the crowd I also would have wanted to boo us," Tite added.

The hosts enjoyed 75% possession in the first half but managed just one shot on target, much to the delight of Venezuela coach Rafael Dudamel.

"We played an almost perfect game against a team of brilliant individuals," he said, adding: "Long live VAR.

"Today is very important, but this result will mean nothing if we don't qualify from the group."

Venezuela have two points from two games and have realistic hopes of advancing to the knockout stage with their final game coming against Bolivia, who suffered their second straight defeat on Tuesday, losing 3-1 to Peru.

Line-ups

Brazil

  • 1Alisson
  • 13Alves da Silva
  • 4Marquinhos
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 6Filipe Luís
  • 8Arthur
  • 5CasemiroBooked at 41minsSubstituted forFernandinhoat 57'minutes
  • 21RicharlisonSubstituted forGabriel Jesusat 45'minutes
  • 11Coutinho
  • 7Neres CamposSubstituted forSousa Soaresat 72'minutes
  • 20Firmino

Substitutes

  • 3Miranda
  • 9Gabriel Jesus
  • 10Willian
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 14Militão
  • 15Marques Loureiro
  • 16Cássio
  • 17Fernandinho
  • 18Tolentino Coelho de Lima
  • 19Sousa Soares
  • 22Fagner
  • 23Ederson

Venezuela

  • 1Fariñez
  • 20Hernández
  • 3Osorio
  • 2Villanueva
  • 16Rosales
  • 5Moreno
  • 15MurilloBooked at 37mins
  • 6HerreraSubstituted forSoteldoat 66'minutes
  • 8Rincón
  • 7MachísSubstituted forFigueraat 76'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 23RondónSubstituted forMartínezat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Chancellor
  • 9Aristeguieta
  • 10Savarino
  • 11Añor
  • 12Graterol
  • 13Seijas
  • 17Martínez
  • 18Soteldo
  • 19Figuera
  • 21Feltscher
  • 22Romo
Referee:
Julio Bascuñán
Attendance:
42,587

Match Stats

Home TeamBrazilAway TeamVenezuela
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home19
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Brazil 0, Venezuela 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brazil 0, Venezuela 0.

Attempt missed. Fernandinho (Brazil) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Coutinho with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Mikel Villanueva.

Attempt missed. Fernandinho (Brazil) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Everton with a cross following a corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Ronald Hernández (Venezuela).

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Tomás Rincón.

Foul by Marquinhos (Brazil).

Josef Martínez (Venezuela) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Filipe Luís (Brazil) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Coutinho.

Arthur (Brazil) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Júnior Moreno (Venezuela).

Booking

Arquímedes Figuera (Venezuela) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Fernandinho (Brazil) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Arquímedes Figuera (Venezuela).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

VAR: Goal. Referee decision on field cancelled.

Delay in match (Brazil). VAR checking.

Offside, Brazil. Coutinho tries a through ball, but Roberto Firmino is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Coutinho (Brazil) left footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Venezuela. Josef Martínez replaces Salomón Rondón.

Foul by Coutinho (Brazil).

Ronald Hernández (Venezuela) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Arquímedes Figuera (Venezuela).

Attempt missed. Everton (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Arquímedes Figuera (Venezuela) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Salomón Rondón.

Substitution

Substitution, Venezuela. Arquímedes Figuera replaces Darwin Machís.

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Roberto Rosales.

Attempt missed. Fernandinho (Brazil) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Coutinho with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Mikel Villanueva.

Substitution

Substitution, Brazil. Everton replaces David Neres.

Attempt missed. Darwin Machís (Venezuela) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Roberto Rosales with a headed pass.

Foul by Dani Alves (Brazil).

Júnior Moreno (Venezuela) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Arthur (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Dani Alves.

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Ronald Hernández.

Substitution

Substitution, Venezuela. Yeferson Soteldo replaces Yangel Herrera.

Arthur (Brazil) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 19th June 2019

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brazil21103034
2Peru21103124
3Venezuela20200002
4Bolivia200216-50

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Colombia11002023
2Paraguay10102201
3Qatar10102201
4Argentina100102-20

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Uruguay11004043
2Chile11004043
3Japan100104-40
4Ecuador100104-40
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