Brazil’s Copa Loss Hard Pill To Swallow

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News Americas, RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Tues. July 19, 2011: Brazil’s ouster from the quarter-finals of the Copa America was yesterday a hard pill to swallow for fans at home and the media.

“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.

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