Dani Alves announced he was leaving Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday, just hours after captaining Brazil to a 5-0 win over Peru in the Copa America.
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The expected boos never came for Brazil. There was no time for that, as the Selecao raced out to a three-goal lead en route to a 5-0 win vs. Peru.
Copa America hosts Brazil finished top of their group with a convincing performance in a 5-0 victory over Peru in Sao Paulo on Saturday.
Brazil manager Tite said he understands why fans have been critical of the team's lacklustre start at the Copa America.
A Copa America win is the only way for Brazil manager Tite to free his mind of past shortcomings, including last year's exit at the World Cup.
VAR helped Brazil to a win against Bolivia and denied them in a draw with Venezuela, but video review is the least of Tite's problems at the Copa.
Copa America hosts Brazil had three goals ruled out and missed a series of chances as they were held 0-0 by Group A rivals Venezuela on Tuesday.
Real Madrid's new player Rodrygo is aware of the huge competition for places and said on Tuesday that he was prepared to spend time in the reserves.
Philippe Coutinho's brace and Everton's strike helped Brazil overcome a slow start as they beat Bolivia in the opening match of the Copa America.
It wasn't always pretty, but there were plenty of positives for Tite and Brazil as they ground out a Copa-opening win against Bolivia.
Brazil manager Tite said his squad is more focused on winning the Copa America than on the media attention that has surrounded injured star Neymar.
Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar arrived at a police station on Thursday to answer questions about rape allegations against him.
Brazil have a Neymar-sized hole entering the Copa America. ESPN Brazil examines Tite's options to replace his star, starting with Philippe Coutinho.
Philippe Coutinho admits his performances for Barcelona this season were not good enough as the club look to cash in on the Brazilian.