Brazil has already qualified for Qatar, and went to Ecuador to draw 1-1, in a match in the 15th round of the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.
In the sixth minute, Casemiro opened the scoring for Brazil and in the 15th minute the first out of three red cards appeared in 15 minutes, although only two were valid. Ecuadorean goalkeeper Alexandre Dominguez was sent off, after an assault on Matthews Cunha, and five minutes later it was Emerson Royal, Tottenham’s right-back, who saw the second yellow card and the subsequent red card.
In the 31st minute, Alisson hit an Ecuadorean striker in the head when he cleared a ball, and he was sent off but the referee, after consulting the images in the VAR, changed the color of the card and showed the Liverpool goalkeeper the yellow card.
In the second half, after a penalty kick in favor of Ecuador reversed by the refereeing team in the VAR, midfielder Felix Torres signed, at 75 minutes, 1-1, but there is still room for a new refereeing controversy.
In the fifth minute of extra time, Alisson awarded a penalty kick to Alvaro Preciado, as the Ecuadorean hit with his fists inside the penalty area, and he was sent off again (the second yellow card) but after consulting the new VAR, the referee reversed the decision. The match will end in a 1-1 draw on the scoreboard, in a game in which each team gets 10 minutes over 45 minutes…
Brazil now has 36 points at the top of the standings, while Ecuador, one of the big surprises in this qualifier, is still in third place with 24 points.
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