Brazil wins first Copa America since 2007

By Ayebare Mariam

Brazil prolonged their record of having won the Copa America each time they have hosted the tournament by beating Peru 3-1 on Sunday evening.

Despite being the Mecca of Brazilian football, this was only the host’s third game at the iconic stadium since a 2013 friendly against England and the Confederations Cup final win over Spain in the same year, which tricked Brazil into being fooled about its standing in the international power ranks after overcoming the reigning world and European champions at the time.

Still, this Copa America had been viewed as a chance to exorcise some of those demons from their home World Cup and Tite, rumored to be leaving his post whether Brazil was victorious or not, oversaw his proud nation’s march all the way to the final this time around.

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