Ecuador, with the Argentine coach Gustavo Alfaro, equaled this Thursday 1 to 1 with Brazil in a controversial and unusual match that had VAR as the main protagonist, corresponding to the fifteenth date of the South American Qualifiers towards the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Casemiro opened the scoring for the visit at the “Olímpico Atahualpa” stadium 6 minutes into a first half that had goalkeeper Alexander Domínguez expelled for a criminal kick on Matheus Cunha at 14.

Five minutes later, Emerson gave Brazil ten for a double booking, while Alisson was also shown a red card after going off the clock, but Colombian referee Wilmar Roldán’s decision was overturned by VAR.

Already in the complement, at 30, Félix Torres tied it for Alfaro’s team, who were excited about the end due to a penalty sanctioned by Roldan for another late intervention by Alisson that had earned him a new expulsion, but again the VAR He reversed both refereeing decisions and the game ended 1-1.

With this result, Ecuador remains in third place in the Qualifiers with 24 units, awaiting the rest of the day’s matches, while Brazil remains at the top with 36 points, with its ticket to Qatar 2022 assured.



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