Copa America: Brazil in seventh heaven with 7-1 demolition of Haiti

Copa America: Brazil in seventh heaven with 7-1 demolition of Haiti

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Brazil coach Dunga hailed hat-trick hero Philippe Coutinho for delivering his Liverpool club form in the colours of the Selecao after he inspired the team to a 7-1 victory over Haiti at the Copa America.

Two of Coutinho's goals were beautifully struck long-range efforts and he was a constant threat throughout the one-sided game with his movement and ability on the ball.

"We have talked quite a lot to him about being the 'Liverpool Coutinho' - to take the initiative, be a leading part of the team, all within his own style," said Dunga, the former 1994 World Cup-winning captain.

"He is really taking advantage of the opportunities he has been given. After his first goal you could see him gain confidence and a player with confidence is always going to be better," he added.

Prior to Tuesday's win Coutinho had only scored one goal for Brazil, last year in a friendly against ...

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