5 Jul 2011

Brazil held to a draw

6:08 am on 5 July 2011

Holders Brazil were held to a nil-all draw by Venezuela in their opening Copa America Group B football match in La Plata.

Brazil were denied a possible penalty and had Alexandre Pato hit the bar.

It was the second match in the tournament's first three days in which favourites were held to draws after hosts Argentina had to come from behind to hold Bolivia 1-1 on Saturday.