Yemen’s national team has not played at home for three years and had to flee on a boat to play WC qualifiers in Qatar.
Thiago Silva and Roberto Firmino scored either side of half-time to fire Brazil to a 2-1 win over Venezuela at the Copa America, sending the five-time world champions into a quarter-final meeting with Paraguay.
The victory completed the quarter-final line up that will see hosts Chile face Uruguay on Wednesday, Peru take on Bolivia on Thursday, and Colombia line up against Argentina on Friday.
|Copa America quarter-finals|
Chile v Uruguay
Bolivia v Peru
Argentina v Colombia
Brazil v Paraguay
The Brazil-Paraguay tie will take place on Saturday.
Defender Thiago Silva, recalled to the side for this match, opened the scoring for Brazil after just nine minutes when he volleyed home a corner from Robinho.
Firmino doubled their lead six minutes into the second half when he leapt to volley home a cross from Willian on the left.
Nicolas Fedor got a consolation goal for Venezuela six minutes from time when he stooped to head home from close range after Jefferson had touched a free kick from Juan Arango onto the post.
Earlier, Colombia were left sweating on their Copa America hopes after a lacklustre 0-0 draw with Peru.
Colombia did manage to progress with a third-place finish with Peru finishing runners-up.
“We didn’t play well and we’re suffering,” Colombia’s James Rodriguez said.
“We need to look at ourselves and recognise that when we don’t score we have to take responsibility.”
Brazil 2-1 Venezuela
Colombia 0-0 Peru