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Ecuador end Brazil winning streak

Ecuador end Brazil winning streak
Real Madrid defender Eder Militao (second from left) scored his first international goal for Brazil. (BBC)

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Hosts Brazil’s ten-game winning run come to an end when they drew 1-1 with Ecuador in Goiania in the Copa America football competition on Sunday night.

The point took Ecuador into the quarter-finals, with holders Brazil having previously booked their place in the knockout stages.

Eder Militao headed Brazil into the lead from Everton Soares’ free-kick for his first international goal.

But Angel Mena rifled home from Enner Valencia’s flick-on to equalise and send Ecuador through.

Mena was a first-half replacement for injured Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo.

Ecuador had only needed to match Venezuela’s result against Peru – who had already qualified – in Sunday’s other game. Andre Carrillo scored the only goal in that encounter which Peru won 1-0.

Both Brazil – who had won every game since November 2019 – and Ecuador, must wait until Group A is over before discovering their quarter-final opponents. Only two of the 10 competing teams go out at the group stages.

On Monday in Group A, Bolivia face Argentina and Uruguay play Paraguay. (BBC)