Report: Brazil 3 Bolivia 0

first_imgPhilippe Coutinho scored a brace as Brazil opened the Copa America with a 3-0 win over Bolivia in Sao Paulo.After an underwhelming first half at Estadio do Morumbi, Coutinho scored twice within eight minutes of the restart to put Brazil in control on Friday.A VAR check and handball led Coutinho to the penalty spot and the Barcelona star made no mistake in the 50th minute before making it 2-0 three minutes later after capping a sweeping move. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Everton came off the bench and scored the goal of the night with a blistering effort from outside the area in the 84th minute as the Selecao – who have won the Copa on each of the previous four occasions they have hosted in 1919, 1922, 1949 and 1989 – made a winning start in Group A.GOOOOOOOOOL DO BRASIL! Mais um gol de Philippe Coutinho, agora de cabeça!!2 x 0  | #JogaBola #BRAxBOL pic.twitter.com/sHeGi03rzs— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) June 15, 2019Playing without superstar Neymar after he was ruled out of the tournament with an ankle injury, 2018 World Cup quarter-finalists Brazil dominated but struggled to create any real clear-cut chances.Thiago Silva saw a header flash wide of the post and Casemiro came close with an audacious effort for Brazil, who had 77 per cent of the possession in the opening 45 minutes.The half-time whistle was met by a chorus of boos around the stadium amid a subdued atmosphere as Brazil failed to impress against Bolivia – a nation in which they had won nine and drawn two of the past 11 games on home soil, scoring 46 goals and conceding just four times.But a VAR check helped ease some of the tension and pressure with the ground after Adrian Jusino was adjudged to have handled the ball inside the penalty area.Coutinho successfully converted the spot-kick before he completed a quick-fire double after latching on to Roberto Firmino’s cross at the back post.The result was never in doubt from that point as Brazil turned the boos into cheers in the south-west of Sao Paulo, where substitute Everton scored a stunning long-range goal with six minutes remaining. What does it mean? Brazil up and running with 100th winSeeking a ninth Copa title and first since 2007, Tite’s Brazil got the job done in Friday’s curtain-raiser. It was not perfect but the Selecao managed to claim their 100th Copa victory.Coutinho takes centre stageThe Barcelona attacker struggled at Camp Nou in 2018-19, leading to speculation of a possible return to the Premier League via Chelsea or Manchester United. Coutinho, however, stepped up when Brazil needed him most with his first international brace since scoring a hat-trick against Haiti at the Copa America Centenario.Improvement needed by BrazilIf the half-time boos were any indication, Brazil did not meet expectations prior to the break. Richarlison and Roberto Firmino were virtually non-existent in the first half, while Coutinho and David Neres struggled to make an impact. The Selecao did beat Bolivia but they will be punished against better opposition if they do not improve.What’s next?Brazil will look to make it two wins from two against Venezuela on Tuesday, while Bolivia face Peru on the same day. read morelast_img read more

More than one in ten primary school boys is labelled with mental

Dr Marc Bush, Policy Director at YoungMinds, said: “Boys of primary school age are more likely to be identified as having behavioural disorders or hyperactivity disorder than girls – while rates of emotional disorder are higher among girls than boys at an older age.“The factors behind mental health problems are often complex and multiple, but it’s crucial that all professionals who work with children have a good understanding of how ‘difficult’ behaviour may be linked to emotional distress. The analysis also suggests that there are twice as many mental disorders among children from middle income backgrounds, compared with poorer families.And it shows that children living with step-brothers and step-sisters were more likely to suffer from all types of mental disorders.The analysis comes from research on more than 9,000 children, including 3,597 aged between five and 10, whose teachers were also quizzed. More than one in ten boys at primary school are being labelled as suffering from a mental disorder, amid growing concerns about their classroom behaviour, research suggests.The NHS report, which examines the factors which may increase the risk of mental illness, found young boys were twice as likely as girls the same age to suffer such problems.Experts said “difficult” behaviour in young children could be a sign of emotional distress that they struggled to talk about.The figures from NHS Digital show 12.2 per cent of boys aged between five and 10 were found to be likely to be suffering from a mental disorder, along with 6.6 per cent of girls.Emotional disorders were equally likely in both genders, but behavioural problems which can include autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were twice as common in boys. “We need to ensure that both boys and girls with emerging mental health problems can get the support they need, so that they can develop skills to form healthy relationships, look after themselves and cope with life’s challenges.” After interviews were complete, clinical raters reviewed the data to classify each participant.Dr Louise Theodosiou, of the child and adolescent faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said it was possible that some disorders were more noticeable in boys, and being missed in girls.She said: “It is likely that conditions such as ADHD and Autistic spectrum conditions are recognised more in younger boys than girls. Girls are more prone to develop an emotional disorder as they grow older and as they become more aware of social pressures.”This may explain why there is a levelling out of the rate of any mental disorders between boys and girls as they move from primary to secondary school. It may also be that we are not recognising conditions – such as ADHD – in girls and this is adding to the pressures that they face.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more