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Abram strikes late as Peru down Brazil

Peru grabbed a slice of revenge for their loss to Brazil in the Copa America final on Tuesday , defeating the five -time World Cup winners 1 -0 in a friendly in Los Angeles .
A headed goal from Argentina -based defender Luis Abram was enough to give Peru a hard – fought win over the Brazilians.
Brazil , who defeated Peru 3 -1 in the final of the Copa America in Rio de Janeiro in July , never got going to the disappointment of a 32 , 287 crowd at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The defeat brought an end to Brazil ’s 17 -game winning streak , a run which started with a victory over the United States just over a year ago .
Brazil coach Tite meanwhile opted against starting Paris Saint -Germain star Neymar , four days after he had made a successful return from injury with a goal and an assist in a 2 -2 draw with Colombia on Friday .
Tite , who had been reluctant to start Neymar in back – to-back games as the striker regains fitness, brought on the PSG forward after 63 minutes in place of Liverpool ’ s Roberto Firmino .
Neymar attempted to up the tempo in attack but was unable to break the deadlock , with Brazil , who were also missing Dani Alves and Thiago Silva , struggling to find their usual attacking rhythm.
Instead , it was Peru who grabbed a winner , Abram rising to meet Yoshimar Yotun ’s free – kick to glance in the winner .
( AFP )

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