Dani Alves hilariously drops to his knees to celebrate after thinking referee blows whistle at end of Copa America final… only to get back up and carry on when he realises his mistake!
- Dani Alves jumped the gun right at the death of the Copa America final
- He dropped to his knees as the referee blew his whistle but it was for a free-kick
- Alves and his Brazil team-mates won Copa America after a 3-1 victory over Peru
Dani Alves hilariously became the latest sportsman to prematurely celebrate on Sunday.
Brazil star Alves jumped the gun by dropping to his knees as the referee blew his whistle near the end of the Copa America final against Peru.
With Brazil 3-1 up, the free agent thought his country had won their home Copa America but the referee instead blew up for a free-kick right at the death.
Dani Alves prematurely celebrated near the end of Brazil’s Copa America victory over Peru
The referee blew his whistle to award a free-kick in the dying moments of Copa America final
Alves drops to his knees as he thinks the referee blew the final whistle on Sunday in Brazil
The right-back shows his frustration briefly after realising his hilarious mistake on the weekend
After realising his hilarious mistake, the marauding right-back got straight back up from his knees to carry on as Brazil looked to close out the dying moments.
But the victory was never in doubt as Brazil comfortably won their first Copa America title in 12 years.
Everton got Brazil off to the perfect start, opening the scoring in the 15th minute but they were pegged back by a penalty from Peru’s Paolo Guerrero on the stroke of half-time.
Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus then restored Brazil’s lead before he was shown a second yellow with 20 minutes remaining.
The hosts fought hard to hold onto their 2-1 advantage before Richarlison stepped up to seal victory from the penalty spot in the 90th minute.
Alves lifted the Copa America after they beat Peru 3-1 in the eagerly-anticipated final
Everton forward Richarlison sealed victory for Brazil from the penalty spot in the 90th minute