Sunday, June 4, 2023

    Copa America: Confident Brazil face Peru in semi-finals

    Rio de Janeiro. Many Brazilian players did not even want to play in the Copa America due to the coronavirus pandemic, but an unbeaten campaign in the tournament saw the hosts reach the semi-finals, where they will face Peru. Brazil will advance to the semi-finals against Peru after beating the same team 4.0 in the group stage two weeks ago. The winner of this match will face either Argentina or Colombia in Saturday’s final at the historic Maracan Stadium.

    “It’s natural that we are the favorites on our ground, but we have to play accordingly,” Brazilian midfielder Fred told a press conference. He said, ‘The quarter final against Chile was tough, but the next match. will be more difficult. Peru will try to give their best.

    The 2019 Copa America final was played between Brazil and Peru, with Brazil winning 3.1 in front of 70,000 spectators. However, due to the corona epidemic, there will be no spectators in the field. Brazil’s key player Gabriel Jesus and Peru’s Andre Carrillo will not be able to play in this match. Both received red cards in the last match. Everton will play for Brazil in the 2019 Copa America, top scorer.

    In the last match, Brazil, reduced to ten men in the second half, barely registered a victory. At the same time, Peru defeated Paraguay in a penalty shootout. Peru coach Ricardo Garesa said, ‘We have a chance to correct all the mistakes we made in the first leg. Brazil is a very strong team but we also performed well.

    Alex Sandro, Neymar, Everton Ribeiro and Richarlison scored against Peru. Peru rests Gianluca Laladula on strike.Undetermined

    Tags: Brazil, Copa America, Copa America semi-final, Neymar, Peru

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