13 December 2019

Football: Brazil and US are the champions - Highlights

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South American football giants Brazil won the 2019 Copa America, beating Peru 3-1 on Sunday in the final. reports that tournament hosts Brazil took an early lead in the final match at Maracana Stadium, as left winger Everton Soares put the ball into the Peru net.

Peru scored the equalizer by a penalty kick, near the end of the first half. The Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero converted the penalty into a goal successfully.

Brazil scored the leading goal once again, as forward Gabriel Jesus made it 2-1 for Brazil in the first half's injury time.

Jesus was sent off in the 69th minute of the final, after a foul as Brazil were down to 10 men.

Brazil went defensive and started to waste time after Jesus' expulsion.

In the 86th minute Brazil were awarded a penalty, as Everton was brought down in the area.

Richarlison hit the ball from the penalty spot into the nets, making Brazil to clinch the 3-1 victory over Peru.

Everton was named as the player of the final.

Brazil won the Copa America title nine times in history. But Uruguay still lead the titles, having won the cup 15 times.

During the ceremony, Brazilian captain Dani Alves received the 2019 Copa America trophy to cheering crowds.

The United States Women's National team is celebrating victory as World Cup champions. After beating the Netherlands 2-0 in Sunday's final, they hoisted the trophy for the second consecutive tournament.

The team will be welcomed home with a ticker tape parade down New York City's "Canyon of Heroes" on Wednesday morning, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced.

President Trump followed a short time later with a tweet of his own, saying "Congratulations to the U.S. Women's Soccer Team on winning the World Cup! Great and exciting play. America is proud of you all!" He made no mention of a possible White House visit for the team, which star player Megan Rapinoe previously vowed to boycott.

2019.07.08 / 09:05
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