Brazil wins Copa América Before Cheering Crowd in Iconic Maracanã Stadium

The victory helped Brazil regain the confidence of some supporters following its quarterfinal exit at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. It will also ease some of the pressure on coach Tite, who had been criticized for his player selections and the team’s lackluster performances.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AP) Brazil didn’t need Neymar to win another Copa América title at home. With its injured star watching from the stands at a packed Maracanã Stadium on Sunday, Brazil beat Peru 3-1 to win its first South American title since 2007.

It was Neymar’s replacement, Everton, who led the team to victory, scoring a goal and setting up another one to give Brazil its ninth Copa América trophy, and fifth at home.

Gabriel Jesus and Richarlison also scored for Brazil, which has won the title every time it hosted the tournament . . .

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