Brazil win first Copa America for 12 years

Brazil have defeated Peru 3-1 to win their first Copa America title since 2007.

Everton led the team to victory on Sunday, scoring a goal and setting up another to give Brazil their ninth Copa América trophy, and fifth at home.

Gabriel Jesus and Richarlison also scored a goal each for Brazil, who have won the title every time they hosted the tournament.

Everton was named player of the final and also finished as one of the tournament’s top scorers with three goals. Brazil’s veteran right-back Dani Alves was player of the tournament.

Brazilian football star Neymar, who could not play due to injury, sat close to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro among the crowd of nearly 70,000 at packed Maracanã Stadium.

Bolsonaro, who was accompanied by several cabinet ministers, received mostly jeers from the fans at the stadium.

Brazil won despite playing with 10 men from the 70th minute because Jesus was sent off with a second yellow card.