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Ecuador advanced to the last eight of the Copa America by holding Brazil to a 1-1 draw


Ecuador advanced to the last eight of the Copa America after holding Brazil to a 1-1 draw. Angel Mena scored the equalizer in the 53rd minute for Ecuador. The draw also halted Brazil’s ten consecutive winning campaign. Brazil could face either Uruguay or Chile in the next round.

Sao Paulo. Ecuador held Brazil to a 1-1 draw here on Sunday Copa America Football Tournament Brazil entered this match without Neymar, defender Thiago Silva and striker Gabriel Jesus. Ecuador finished fourth in Group B after a draw in this match, leaving Venezuela out.

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They may face Argentina in the quarter-finals. Brazil had already secured their top spot in the group, prompting coach Tite to make changes to the team. Eder Militao scored from a header in the 37th minute for defending champions Brazil. Angel Mena scored the equalizer for Ecuador in the 53rd minute. The draw also halted Brazil’s ten consecutive winning campaign. Brazil could face either Uruguay or Chile in the next round. Both these teams are likely to finish fourth from Group A.

Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from PTI-language feed.

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