While admitting that their opponents deserved the victory, Pekerman believes that Colombia's chances of a positive result were hampered by Cuadrado's dismissal.
"I believe that Cuadrado's red card damaged our chances and it showed. I think it wasn't a foul worthy of a sending-off," he is quoted as saying by Goal.com. "We were looking for the equaliser and our play was conditioned by that. In the end Brazil deserved to win."
Colombia return to action on October 7 when they face Ecuador in a friendly.