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Football: Ecuador hold Brazil, qualify for Copa America last eight

Football: Ecuador hold Brazil, qualify for Copa America last eight

Brazil's Marquinhos in action with Ecuador's Pedro Hincapie Reyna. (Photo: REUTERS/Diego Vara)

GOIANIA, Brazil: Brazil failed to win for the first time in 11 games but still qualified top in Group B for the quarter-finals of the Copa America after drawing 1-1 with Ecuador in Goiania on Sunday.

Eder Militao headed home a cross from Everton after 37 minutes to put the host nation ahead and Angel Mena equalised for Ecuador with a thumping drive eight minutes into the second half.

The result meant Venezuela, who lost 1-0 to Peru, were knocked out of the tournament as Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru qualified from Group B.

The quarter-final matchups will be decided on Monday after the final round of Group A fixtures.

Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay have already guaranteed their place in the last eight.

Source: Reuters

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