Liverpool Goalkeeper Alisson Saved By VAR Twice After Two Red Cards As Brazil And Ecuador Share Spoils (Video)

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Liverpool Goalkeeper Alisson was sent off twice only for the VAR to overturn both red cards as Brazil were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against Ecuador in an action-packed World Cup qualifier.

Liverpool Goalkeeper Alisson Saved By VAR Twice After Two Red Cards As Brazil And Ecuador Share Spoils

Casemiro gave Brazil the lead early on, but Felix Torres snatched a late equalizer for the hosts; Ecuador’s goalkeeper was issued a red card, while Tottenham’s Emerson Royal was dismissed for Brazil.

Ecuador were forced to dig deep to secure a share of the spoils as Casemiro’s early goal was cancelled out by Felix Torres’ header 15 minutes from time in the second half.

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Brazil goalkeeper Alisson was issued a red card on two occasions, but both were revoked following consultation with the Video Assistant Referee in the tense encounter. Both teams had a player sent off inside the first 20 minutes of the match (VAR).

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Ecuador may feel angry that a goal was chalked off and two penalty rulings were overturned by the VAR – one of which came in second-half stoppage time – but they were rewarded for their tenacity when Torres headed home from a corner.

Liverpool Goalkeeper Alisson Saved By VAR Twice After Two Red Cards As Brazil And Ecuador Share Spoils
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After five minutes, Casemiro slammed home from close range following a goalmouth scramble to give Brazil the lead for the first time.

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After 15 minutes, Ecuador goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez was sent off for a reckless challenge, and five minutes later, Brazil fullback Emerson Royal was expelled for a second yellow card for a clumsy challenge after receiving a yellow card earlier.

Liverpool Goalkeeper Alisson Saved By VAR Twice After Two Red Cards As Brazil And Ecuador Share Spoils

The five-time world champions have already qualified for this year’s championships in Qatar, along with Argentina, who will face Chile later on Thursday in a friendly match at the stadium.

Ecuador have 24 points from 15 games, seven points ahead of Colombia and Peru, both of which have a game in hand. Ecuador are in third place in the 10-nation South American qualifying standings.

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The top four teams qualify for the World Cup directly, but the fifth-placed team must compete in a playoff against a team from the Asian Confederation to get to the finals.

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