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After a 12-year absence, Brazil have regained their continental crown and won their ninth Copa America title after beating Peru 3-1 in the final of the tournament in Brazil in recent weeks.

Despite the lack of numbers after his young striker Gabriel Jesús was sent off in the 70th minute, the Brazilian continued to win in this exciting and exciting match at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
"It's unbelievable … Since the start of the tournament, I've said that winning the title is our dream," Brazil midfielder Artur said after the game. It deserves this coronation. "

Peru played the game as a weaker candidate than Brazil, but proved it was a strong goal for Brazil. Despite a draw by Paulo Girio from a penalty kick in the 44th minute after a touch from Tiago Silva, Brazil ended the first half thanks to a goal by Jesus.

With a lack of numbers after Jesús was sent off in the 70th minute for a second warning because of the rudeness with Renato Tapia, the team remained calm despite Peru's intense attack.
Samba dancers confirmed their victory with a third goal at the end of the game from a penalty kick.

Throughout the tournament, referees' decisions and their use of the video referee system (VAR) raised criticism. It was not the case in the final, where the referee resorted to the technique (Far) to calculate the first two penalties for Peru and the second to Samba.

Brazil have won the title for the fifth time at home, knowing that the team did not reach the golden box even in the three copies he took after winning the title of 2007. The next edition of the tournament will be held next year with a joint hosting between Colombia and Argentina.

(Dpa)

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