Brazil Overwhelms Haiti at Copa América

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Haiti goalkeeper Johnny Placide failing to stop one of two goals by Renato Augusto (18) in the Brazilian team’s 7-1 victory on Wednesday.

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ORLANDO, Fla. — It will undoubtedly take more than a convincing win over Haiti to reinvigorate Brazil’s love affair with its national soccer team.

With only 35 minutes on the stadium clock, Brazil, five-time world champions, already had three goals against an earnest collection of Haitian players who were content enough to be joining the party at this summer’s Copa América Centenario without registering a seismic result against a team that has traditionally been one of the…

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