Brazil failed to win for the first time in 11 games but still qualified top in Group B for the quarterfinals of the Copa America after drawing 1-1 with Ecuador in Goiania on Sunday.

The draw at an empty stadium in central Brazil marked the first time that Brazil has not picked up a win since it lost 1-0 to Argentina in a friendly in November, 2019.

The host nation had already qualified in first place in Group B and rested a number of regulars, with Gabriel Barbosa, Everton, Douglas Luiz, Fabinho and Douglas Luis among those getting a chance from the start.

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Lucas Paqueta was a bright presence in a team that missed Neymar’s creativity going forward but most of the replacements failed to impress even though Brazil went in 1-0 up at half time thanks to an accomplished header from defender Eder…

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