By Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The earnings reported for the opening match of the 2019 Copa América, between Brazil and Bolivia, drew considerable attention at Morumbi. Over R$22 million (US$5.4 million) was raised, with a paying audience of 46,342. The average ticket cost approximately R$485.

This is the highest gate receipts ever reported in the history of Brazilian football, far surpassing the Brazil-Chile record of the last qualifying rounds at Arena Palmeiras, which collected R$15 million.

The full amount will go to the Local Organizing Committee of Copa América . . .

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