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Messi played Copa America final with injury, says coach

Coach Lionel Scaloni did not say what the injury was but he showered Messi with praise on his first victory with the national side. Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni paid tribute to Lionel Messi on Saturday, praising his team captain and revealing he played in the Copa America win over Brazil with an injury. "If you […]

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Brazil beat Peru 1-0 to move into Copa America final

The host nation will play the winner of Tuesday's other semi-final between Argentina and Colombia in the title decider at the Maracana stadium on Saturday. Brazil reached the Copa America final after a first-half goal from Lucas Paqueta — his second in two games — gave them a 1-0 win over Peru on Monday. The […]

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Copa America | Neymar, Sanchez back for knockouts

Brazil starts favourite against Chile in the quarterfinals. Defending champion Brazil and Chile will have their star players back in action when they meet in the Copa America quarterfinals on Friday. Neymar will return for Brazil and Alexis Sanchez has recovered from a calf-muscle injury ahead of the encounter at the Nilton Santos Stadium here. […]

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Brazil edges Colombia amidst controversy

Peru rescues a draw against Ecuador, leaving both with a chance to progress Brazil trailed for the first time in eight games on Wednesday but responded with a controversial equaliser before netting a dramatic winner deep into stoppage time for a 2-1 victory over Colombia in the Copa America. Brazil went behind in the 10th […]

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Copa America Chaos: What is going on with the tournament?

Copa America is scheduled to be played between June 13 and July 10. Copa America is one of the most prestigious tournaments in South America with each game presenting remarkable passion and excitement. This summer’s edition, having been pushed back in 2020, was supposed to be a unique one as it would have been the […]

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Copa America drama eclipses World Cup qualifiers

Copa America is scheduled to be played June 13-July 10 in Brazil. South American World Cup qualifiers involving bitter rivals Colombia and Argentina, and Paraguay hosting Brazil, are being overshadowed by a possible player revolt against taking part in the upcoming Copa America. The South American tournament is scheduled to be played June 13-July 10 […]

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Brazil set to host Copa America

Argentina ruled out after a rise in COVID-19 cases The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Monday it would move next month’s Copa America to Brazil, after original host nation Argentina pulled out at the last minute due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. The decision means the oldest international tournament in the world […]

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Neymar the best Brazilian player, says Casemiro

As Brazil and Peru get ready to lock horns in the Copa America final, Brazilian defensive midfielder Casemiro heaped praise on Neymar, calling him the team’s best player. Neymar is currently not a part of the team’s squad due to his ankle injury. In view of this, Casemiro said his presence would have made the […]