Brazil vs Costa Rica Highlights

Brazil vs Costa Rica Highlights: Selecao Hit Stumbling Block In Copa America 2024 Opener

Brazil were held to a goalless draw against Costa Rica in their Copa America 2024 opening game. The Selecaos saw the lion’s share of the ball and had 19 shots. However, they could manage only three shots on target and were unable to find the back of the net.

Dorival Junior’s side could only get a point from the game. In this article, we take a look at the key highlights from the Copa America 2024 clash.

Brazil vs Costa Rica Highlights

Penalty drama (20′): Vinicius Junior drove into the Costa Rica penalty area with purpose. He was brought down but no penalty kick was awarded.

GOAL disallowed (30′): Marquinhos finds the back of the net but his goal is disallowed after VAR review.

Miss (45′): Rodrygo’s effort skims the bar right before halftime.

Miss (62′): Lucas Pqueta’s effort hits the post, adding to Brazil’s desperation.

Close (71′): Costa Rica almost score an own goal from an incredible header in their own area.

Miss (85′): Vinicius Junior spurns a golden opportunity. Despite having an open net, he failed to find the right angle.

Miss (90′): Bruno Guimaraes’ late attempt goes wide of the mark.

Honorable mention: Neymar Jr. was in the stands watching his national team play. He was left perplexed when Vinicius Junior was subbed off for Endrick. Check the reaction below.

Player of the Match:

Patrick Sequeira: Patrick Sequeira pulled off a few spectacular saves against Brazil. He made four saves, two from inside the penalty area. Sequeira was crucial to helping his side keep a clean sheet.

Key Moment:

Marquinhos’ disallowed goal turned out to be the key moment. The Sselcaos looked threatening early and had they gotten the lead, they could very well have run away with the game.


Dorival Junior has a very deep squad in his ranks. The team is rich in talent and their are some true difference making players. However, his team didn’t get off to a good start in their Copa America 2024 opener. Brazil left a lot to be desired. There is still time to turn it around. With the right form, the Selecaos could become a top contender to win the Copa America.

Also Read: Brazil vs Costa Rica Player Ratings as the Selecaos are held to a draw in Copa America opener