Santiago (AFP) – Brazil shrugged off the absence of suspended captain Neymar to reach the Copa America quarter-finals with a 2-1 victory over Venezuela.
Goals in each half from Paris Saint-Germain star Thiago Silva and Bundesliga-based striker Roberto Firmino clinched a win which ensured Brazil qualified for the last eight on top of Group C.
Venezuela’s goal came from Rayo Vallecano striker Nicolas Fedor in the 84th minute.
Silva – who earlier celebrated finding the net with a dedication to Neymar – praised Brazil’s team effort.
“The best thing today is we had a very cohesive team,” he said. “Football is played this way …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper