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Copa America 2019: Controversial VAR Decision Denies Brazil as Venezuela Battle to Draw

Coutinho thought he had terminated Brazil into the quarter-finals in the 87th minute when he packaged home a completion from Everton Soares' driving summary the left wing at Salvador's Arena Fonte Nova.

Copa America 2019: Controversial VAR Decision Denies Brazil as Venezuela Battle to Draw
Philippe Coutinho




Brazil was held to a 0-0 attract against Venezuela the Copa America on Tuesday as a late strike from Philippe Coutinho was denied after a disputable VAR choice.


Coutinho thought he had terminated Brazil into the quarter-finals in the 87th minute when he packaged home a completion from Everton Soares' driving once-over the left wing at Salvador's Arena Fonte Nova.


However, for the second time in the match, Chilean official Julio Bascunan precluded the Brazilian objective in the wake of being alarmed to encroachment by the video collaborator ref.

The objective seemed to have been prohibited because of touch by Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino, in spite of the fact that it was uncertain that Firmino had been offside as the ball brushed him in transit into the net.


Brazil left the field to boos however stay top of Group A with four points from two recreations, and one game to play.

Venezuela has two points from two recreations and will extravagant their odds of progressing with their last game coming against Bolivia, who endured their second in a row rout prior Tuesday in a 3-1 misfortune to Peru.

Brazil, who had made diligent work of beating Bolivia in their opener, indeed attempted to locate an inventive flash against efficient adversaries.

Firmino was stayed silent by Venezuela's protection with Yordan Osorio and Mikel Villanueva killing the Liverpool striker.

The story of the primary half lay in the measurements from the opening 45 minutes, with Brazil recording just one shot on focus in spite of getting a charge out of 75 percent ownership.

Truth be told, the most obvious opportunity with regards to the half tumbled to Venezuela when Salomon Rondon headed Yangel Herrera's cross just inches wide with Alisson beaten.


**Firmino denied ** 

Firmino got the ball in the Venezuela net in the 38th minute yet the objective was denied after Bascunan ruled Villanueva had been messed in the development.

Brazil left the field to uproarious boos and whistling, and supervisor Tite squandered no time in rolling out an improvement at half-time, expediting Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus for Richardson.


Jesus had a moment effect looking energetic down the left flank and twisting a shot only wide of the post on 57 minutes.

Minutes after the fact Jesus hoped to have terminated Brazil into the lead.

By and by the striker progressed menacingly on the Venezuela punishment zone and released a savage low shot.

The ball diverted off Villanueva into the way of Firmino, who at that point squared for Jesus who proceeded with his run.

The striker took a touch and covered his completion as the home fans emitted.

Yet, the bubbly air failed as the objective alluded to VAR, who expeditiously chalked the score off in the wake of decision Firmino had been offside when he gathered the ricochet.

A flattened Brazil took a few minutes to regroup yet became progressively frantic as important minutes ticked away and Venezuela held firm.


Jesus went close again in the 76th minute when Dani Alves whipped a cross into the six-yard box.


In any case, again Venezuela's resistance was shaken strong, with Jesus packaged off the ball and unfit to escape.

Coutinho hoped to have broken the stop three minutes from time, yet VAR's intercession saved a valuable point for Venezuela.

Fernandinho nearly grabbed triumph with a header in the tenth minute of time included, yet his exertion rolled only wide of the post. 

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