Brazil hit hard on the opening of "Cuba America"


Brazilian Felipe Coutinho beat Brazil 3-0 at the opening of the 46th Copa America in Brazil on Saturday for the first time since 1989.

The Samba Dancers entered the Latin championship in the absence of the star Neymar da Silva, who suffered an ankle injury during the preparatory period that preceded the tournament, putting pressure on coach Titi.

The "owners of land and public" faced difficulties in the first half in terms of penetration of the Bolivian defense and access to the window of goalkeeper Carlos Lambi, to shout booing from the stands to Brazilian players.

Coutinho used the tournament with two quick goals in three minutes, the first of a penalty after a touch on Adriano Josino, and the second of a header after a cross by Roberto Fermino in the 50th and 53rd minute.

Everton Suarez put the Brazilian ahead with a third goal after the 23-year-old GrĂªmio won on the left before striking a shot in the far corner of the Bolivian goal.

With this result, Brazil led Group A with 3 points, waiting for the result of the match between Venezuela and Peru at the end of the first round of the group.

Brazil is looking forward to a 12-year absence from Cuba and to make up for their disappointment five years ago when they faced the 2014 World Cup and a semi-final loss to Germany (1-7).

Uruguay has a record of 15 Copa America titles, followed by Argentina with a lower title and Brazil with eight titles over 45 previous editions.


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