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Jun 21, 2015 at 10.30pm UK at Estadio Monumental David Arellano, Santiago
Brazil
2-1
Venezuela
Silva (9'), Firmino (51')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Fedor (84')

Result: Neymar-less Brazil move into quarter-finals with Venezuela win

Brazil march into the quarter-finals of the Copa America after edging out Venezuela 2-1.

Goals from Thiago Silva and Roberto Firmino have helped Brazil beat Venezuela 2-1 at the Copa America to win Group C and set up a quarter-final clash with Paraguay.

Dunga's men travelled to Santiago with a point to prove after doubts were raised over their title credentials when Neymar's four-match ban ruled him out of the competition.

It took less than 10 minutes for the Selecao to respond to those questions when Silva's thunderous volley from a Robinho corner left Alain Baroja with no chance.

Robinho, along with Philippe Coutinho, were drafted into the first XI to replace the Barcelona ace, and the winger almost vindicated Dunga's decision on 16 minutes when his dipping volley dropped narrowly over the bar.

The onslaught continued after the break and Silva went close when his bullet header was saved by Baroja, before Firmino stroked home a second a minute later as Brazil looked in cruise control.

Despite being on the brink of elimination, Venezuela refused to go quietly and Juan Arango went close to increasing anxiety levels among the yellow shirts when his free kick had to be tipped over by Jefferson.

On 85 minutes, Noel Sanvicente's side did manage to pull one back when Miku headed home from close range, but it would not prevent Brazil from marching into the last eight on a night when Dunga's men answered some of the questions surrounding their dependency on Neymar.

Peru advance in second, while Colombia qualify for the quarters as one of the best third-placed teams.

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Former Brazilian football player Dunga attends the closing ceremony prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup final football match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 13, 2014
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Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

CYCLING
· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

BOXING
· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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