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Brazil ready for Copa America

Brazil ready for Copa America

Two weeks before the start of the Copa America, the hosts USA suffered a real defeat. National coach Greg Berhalter's team suffered a bitter defeat against Colombia with a score of 1:5 (0:2). Co-favorites Brazil beat Mexico 3-2 (1-0) thanks to 17-year-old prodigy Endric.

In Colombia's win at Maryland, ex-Bundesliga professional Rafael Borre (Frankfurt, Bremen) scored the most spectacular goal (19th) with an overhead kick. The guests scored with John Arias (6th), Richard Rios (77th), Jorge Carrascal (85th) and Luis Sinistera (88th), while the United States was able to temporarily reduce the score thanks to Timothy Weah (58th). Joe Scally of Monchengladbach was in the starting line-up for the USA.

“Of course I'm disappointed,” Berhalter said: “From the 75th minute, in my opinion, our opponent had a lack of respect for the game of football and what we do.”

Entric was Brazil's man of the match in the US city of College Station (Texas) and joined Champions League winners Real Madrid after the Copa America. He scored the winning goal in the sixth minute of added time with a skillful header. Earlier, Julian Quinones (73') and Guillermo Martínez Ayala (90'+2) and Andreas Pereira (5') and Gabriel Martinelli (54') saw the Mexicans level the Selecao's lead to 2-0.

There will be a live test matchup between the USA and Brazil in Orlando on Wednesday, before defending champions Argentina open the expanded South American tournament against Canada a good week later (June 20).

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