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Brazil vs Ecuador.. Gustapo Alvaro: Qualifying for the Copa America Quarter-Final is fair

Ecuador's coach, Gustabo Alvaro, considered the Tri-Color team's qualification to the Copa America quarter-finals "fair" and praised his players, saying that he felt "proud" of them.

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"Qualification is fair," the Argentine coach said, after his 1-1 draw with the Brazilian team in the last match of the second group, which allowed the Ecuadorean team to decide its qualification for the next round.

"I want to congratulate the players on qualifying," he said. "It's all thanks to them (...) Hats off to these guys."

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The coach stated that the "only thing" he asked them before coming to the Guyana Olympic Stadium was to "believe" in qualifying, and confirmed that the team managed to adjust the result in the second half.

"I told them that there are 45 minutes left to equalize and that we cannot give in to Brazil to be eliminated from the tournament."

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And in the face of a possible confrontation with the Argentina team led by Lionel Messi in the quarter-finals, Albaro said that the draw with the hosts gives them "confidence" to "play against any opponent".

On the other hand, he praised his Brazilian counterpart, Tite, who said he is the "leader" of talent and the "godfather" of the Canary national team.

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He added that Brazil, led by Tite, "qualifies to be world champions" in 2022.

It is noteworthy that the Ecuadorean team, with this point, booked a ticket to qualify for the quarter-finals after raising its score to 3 points, in which it occupies the fourth and penultimate place in the group led by Brazil with 10 points.