Brazil’s Neymar scores against Peru during their Copa America group phase match in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. Agence France-Presse
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.
The hosts took the lead after 15 minutes thanks to some brilliant skill from Jesus on the wing.
Neymar scored a hat-trick to become the second highest scorer in Brazil’s history as the Copa America champions won 4-2 away to 10-man Peru in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
Defending champion Brazil and Chile will have their star players back in action when they meet in the Copa America quarter-finals on Friday. Neymar will return for Brazil and Alexis Sanchez has recovered from a calf muscle injury ahead of the encounter
A jubilant Congolese footballer Ben Malango expressed his delight after joining the UAE football club Sharjah on a three-year deal on Wednesday.
In a series of videos and photos Sheikh Hamdan wrote on Instagram, “No excuse” on the video and carried on with his pals on the trip.
The Emirati clocked a timing of 51:50 seconds in the third round of the competition. The event had nine rounds in total where 70 swimmers were in action. The top 16 advanced to the semi-finals while the best eight managed to find their way to the final, which will take place on Wednesday.