Copa America : Venezuela and VAR hold Brazil in check which ends with boos
Copa America : Venezuela and VAR hold Brazil. Two goals canceled by the video refereeing, the boos at the end of the match Brazil.Host country and great favorite of the Copa América took the feet in the carpet Tuesday in Salvador, with a sad 0-0 against a brave team from Venezuela.
La Seleçao, who could have secured their qualification for the quarterfinals in case of victory, will have to fight to the end and will have to show a better face against Peru, Saturday in Sao Paulo.
Chambered by their audience Out of inspiration, the Brazilians, deprived of Neymar, wounded and entangled in a case of rape, heard the audience of Fonte Nova sing ironically “olé! With each touch of Venezuelan ball late in the game.
And the Seleçao was again whistled, as at the half-time of the opening match against Bolivia (3-0).
We have all been hooted or applauded, we are not beginners. The whistles do not help us, Brazil is the loser, “lamented later Filipe Luis after the match.
“We faced a very closed team defensively, they spent most of the second half in their area,” said PSG Brazilian defender Thiago Silva.
Wholesale pressing Brazil, however, started with a beating, with a big pressing to try to take the Venezuelans by the throat.
Aligned in the middle in place of Fernandinho, much criticized in the first match, Arthur gave more fluidity to the Brazilian game, despite a Coutinho to absent subscribers.
A sterile domination, even if David Neres (14th) and Richarlison (16th) created danger at times on the sides. But Venezuela was able to do the round back and almost failed to open the scoring with the power of Rondon, whose head went right next (19th).
Brazilian coach Tite tried to give his team a boost by replacing Richarlison with Gabriel Jesus at half-time. The Manchester City striker thought he had the flaw (59th), but the VAR spoiled the fans’ party for the first time, for an offside by Firmino on the action.
“Long live the VAR”
Tite launched his last cartridge with the start of Everton, who scored a beautiful goal late in the game against Bolivia. His center back found Coutinho (88), who made the net shake, before the VAR signaled a new position of offside Firmino, again frustrating the fans.
The Venezuelan coach Rafael Dudamel has not failed to praise the video refereeing, which has kept intact the chances of qualification of his team.
“Welcome to the VAR, long live the VAR. This turned in our favor, but beware, we have not been given a gift, it’s only fair, “he said in a press conference.