Coutinho backs VAR as Brazil have three goals ruled out in Copa draw

Brazil were held to a goalless draw by Venezuela on Tuesday

Coutinho, autor de un doblete en el partido inaugural, no logró marcar
Coutinho, autor de un doblete en el partido inaugural, no logró marcar | AFP

Philippe Coutinho, despite seeing Brazil thwarted by VAR against Venezuela in the Copa America, feels that video technology is positive for football. 

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Brazil opened their home Copa America with a 3-0 win against Bolivia but were held to a goalless draw by Venezuela on Tuesday, with three goals disallowed. 

"I don't know if VAR was fair today because there were two difficult calls, but they must have been rightly ruled out because I think that VAR is positive for football," the Barcelona playmaker said after the game at the Arena Fonte Nova. 

Coutinho didn't want to blame the dropped points on VAR and preferred to focus on Brazil not being at their best against a good side. 

"For Brazil, it was a difficult game against a good side," he added. "They have good players and I think it will be like this for the rest of the tournament." 

Coutinho, Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino all had goals ruled out as Brazil failed to book their place in the last eight for now. 

Despite the draw, Brazil remain at the top of Group A with four points from their two games. On Saturday, they face Peru in their third and final group stage game. 

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