Brazil stumbles in Venezuela and VAR and hears shouts of 'olé' in Salvador

epaselect epa07657031 Venezuelan Salomon Rondon (2-L) vies for the ball with Brazilians Dani Alves (L)

epaselect epa07657031 Venezuelan Salomon Rondon (2-L) vies for the ball with Brazilians Dani Alves (L), Casemiro (2-R) and Marquinhos (R) during the Copa America 2019 Group A soccer match between Brazil and Venezuela, at Arena Fonte Nova Stadium in Salvador, Brazil, 18 June 2019. EPA / Joedson Alves

National team has void goals by video, is booed and gets in the goalless draw in the second round of Copa America.

After beating Bolivia by hearing booing in its Copa América debut in São Paulo, Brazil faced Venezuela with two targets: to get the advance classification to the quarterfinals and build a more harmonious relationship with fans. None of the targets have been achieved on Tuesday night (18) in Salvador, and the national team achieved nothing more than a 0-0 draw.

With problems in the creation and two goals canceled with the aid of the VAR (video assistant referee), the yellow-green team faced firm protests of the bleachers at Fonte Nova. Even before the final whistle, the audience was already booming and shouting "olé" at the visitors' touches - a resounding failure in the plan of a "connection" with the crowd, a word used by Captain Daniel Alves.

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