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Brazil: Local fans go ballistic after home team takes Copa America title

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
July 08, 2019 at 03:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

Capitalising on the home-advantage, Copa America hosts Brazil put up a solid performance to beat Peru 3-1 and clinch the Copa America title at the legendary Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, despite Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus being sent off in the 70th minute after picking up his second yellow card of the match.

Ecstatic fans dressed in Brazilian colours and waving Brazilian flags were seen cheering, singing, dancing and celebrating their team's first major title since they won the Copa America in 2007, marking the ninth time they've won the tournament.

The next Copa America will be held next summer and will be co-hosted by Argentina and Colombia.

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Capitalising on the home-advantage, Copa America hosts Brazil put up a solid performance to beat Peru 3-1 and clinch the Copa America title at the legendary Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, despite Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus being sent off in the 70th minute after picking up his second yellow card of the match.

Ecstatic fans dressed in Brazilian colours and waving Brazilian flags were seen cheering, singing, dancing and celebrating their team's first major title since they won the Copa America in 2007, marking the ninth time they've won the tournament.

The next Copa America will be held next summer and will be co-hosted by Argentina and Colombia.

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