Peru Eliminates Brazil from Copa América on a Disputed Goal


Peru’s Raúl Ruidíaz celebrating after scoring a late goal to win the match, eliminating Brazil from Copa América.

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Peru stunned Brazil, 1-0, on Sunday night in Foxborough, Mass., eliminating Brazil from the Copa América Centenario on a late goal by Raúl Ruidíaz that might have been a hand ball.

Peru will face Colombia in the quarterfinals on Friday after winning Group B by beating Brazil for the first time in 31 years.

When Ruidíaz, a second-half substitute, deflected the ball into the net off an Andy Polo cross, Brazil goalkeeper Alisson immediately complained that the ball had also made contact with Ruidíaz’s hand. After a lengthy discussion by the referees, the goal was allowed in the 75th minute.

Brazil had advanced to the quarterfinals of every Copa América since…

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