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Copa America: Brazil Open Campaign With Win Over Venezuela

Brazil kicked off Copa America 2021 tournament that has been opposed by some members of their own team with a 3-0 win over Venezuela

June 14, 2021

Brazil's Neymar, right, and Venezuela's Richard Celis greet each other with social distance at the end of a Copa America soccer match at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil.

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Brazil's Gabriel Barbosa, right, celebrates scoring his side's third goal against Venezuela with teammate Neymar during a Copa America soccer match at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil.

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Brazil's Neymar controls the ball past Venezuela's goalkeeper Joel Graterol during a Copa America soccer match at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil.

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Brazil's Neymar, right, celebrates scoring his side's second goal against Venezuela on a penalty kick with Brazil's coach Tite during a Copa America soccer match at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil.

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Brazil's Neymar, center, celebrates scoring his side's second goal against Venezuela on a penalty kick with teammates during a Copa America soccer match at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil.

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Brazil's Marquinhos celebrates scoring his side's opening goal against Venezuela during a Copa America soccer match at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil.

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Venezuela's players stand during the national anthem prior to a Copa America soccer match against Brazil at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil.

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Brazil's players stand during the national anthem prior to a Copa America soccer match against Venezuela at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil.

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The Copa America trophy is placed on the field prior to the opening match between Brazil and Venezuela at National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil.

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