In a particularly chaotic duel, Brazil drew Ecuador in the qualification for the FIFA World Cup. In Quito it became 1-1, in a game in which two red cards were handed out by Colombian referee Wilmar Roldán in the opening phase. Brazil has already qualified for the final round in Qatar.
On two occasions, a penalty for Ecuador was also reversed on the advice of the video referee. In addition, Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson received the red card twice, but that was also canceled on the intercession of the VAR.
After 20 minutes, both teams were already on the field with ten men. First goalkeeper Alexander Domínguez was able to leave Ecuador, after he missed the ball in a brash swipe and hit Matheus Cunha’s head. Moments later, it was also over for the Brazilian Emerson Royal, who received the yellow card twice in a short time.
A few minutes later, the game also seemed over for Alisson. The Liverpool keeper was also shown red for dangerous play, but after the referee went to look at the images again after minutes of protest along the side, the penalty was converted to yellow. In stoppage time, Alisson initially had to leave again, after a collision with Ayrton Preciado. Again he escaped with the help of the VAR and the penalty initially awarded also fell through.
Brazil had already taken the lead when everyone was still in the game. Casemiro scored after 6 minutes. The Real Madrid player managed to work the ball over the goal line from close range. Félix Torres headed in the equalizer fifteen minutes before the end.
Ajax player Antony replaced Brazil after just over an hour. Neymar was missing. The star player has been injured for some time.