“Historic incompetence,” screamed the headline of the national daily O Globo as Correio Braziliense slammed: “What incompetence!”
The Brazil national team was beaten by Paraguay Sunday in a penalty shoot-out in the quarter finals of the contest.
The Paraguayans advanced 2-0 to a semi-final with Venezuela after Brazil dominated the 120 minutes of play which ended 0-0.
Argentina also lost on penalties to Uruguay on Saturday.
Venezuela beat Chile 2-1 to reach the semifinals for the first time in their history.
Venezuela will face Paraguay in Mendoza on Wednesday for a place in the final. Their best previous finish at a Copa America was fifth in 1967.