Brazil’s players and officials pose with the Copa America trophy after winning the final against Peru on Sunday. Associated Press
Peru failed to capitalise on a ten-man Brazil 20 minutes from time — after Gabriel Jesus was sent off for a second yellow — leaving Tite’s charges holding on to win the Copa America 3-1 in front of boisterous home fans on Sunday.
Following claims by Lionel Messi that the Copa America had been ‘fixed’ so the hosts would win, Tite — coach of champions Brazil — told the Argentina captain to show some respect.
A brace from Philippe Coutinho handed hosts Brazil a winning start to the Copa America on Friday in a 3-0 victory over Bolivia as the absence of superstar Neymar was quickly forgotten. Barcelona’s Coutinho scored
Opener Shai Hope struck an unbeaten century as West Indies beat Afghanistan by five wickets in the third one-day international in Lucknow to complete a 3-0 sweep on Monday.
Pascal Siakam tallied 24 points and 11 rebounds as the reigning NBA champion Toronto Raptors overcame a LeBron James triple double on Sunday night to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-104.
Dutch entrepreneur Kees Koolen will add another chapter to his eventful off-road rallying career when he lines up in the inaugural Abu Dhabi Baja at the weekend.