The Brazilian national team had to endure some stick from fans following their Copa America stalemate with Venezuela.
The players were booed off the pitch which strikes me as a little harsh as the Canarinho have four points from a possible six, and didn’t have the best of luck where VAR is concerned, but it was a truly frustrating affair.
The hosts saw three goals ruled out – including one each from our man Bobby Firmino and former Red Philippe Coutinho.
Tite’s selection has already been questioned with fans confused as to why he’d play two holding midfielders against a considerably weaker team in Bolivia.
I don't understand why Tite is using both Fernandinho and Casemiro from the beginning when both are naturally holding midfielders.
He needs to take one of them off at half-time. Bolivia won't be able to hold on much longer #CopaAmerica
— Dahír #6🏆 (@dboetan7i) June 15, 2019
It didn’t matter much in the end as the Brazilians ran out 3-0 winners with thanks going mostly to Coutinho who found the back of the net twice.
Against Venezuela, the ‘Little Magician’, as he was once called by Liverpool fans, thought he had given his team the lead, but it was ruled out as VAR showed Firmino handling the ball in the build up.
Bobby had already found himself on the wrong end of a VAR decision which saw an effort by Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus disallowed.
That came after Firmino had managed to find the net just before half-time, but the goal was struck off after the referee ruled he had committed a foul in the process.
A frustrating evening for Brazil and our Bobby, si señor, but we’re certain he’ll kick on in their next game against Peru if he features.