Copa America

Uruguay coach Bielsa defends players after Copa America brawl

Sat, 13 Jul 2024 - 06:26 GMT

Uruguay coach Marcelo Bielsa on Friday defended his players involved in a clash with Colombian fans after Wednesday's Copa America semi-final, saying "anyone would have reacted like that" to protect their families.

Colombia beat Uruguay to reach Copa final, players clash with fans

Thu, 11 Jul 2024 - 06:07 GMT

Colombia beat Uruguay 1-0 in Wednesday's Copa America semi-final despite playing the second half with only 10 men to set up a title decider against defending champions Argentina, before the night descended into chaos as players clashed with fans.

Uruguay knock Brazil out on penalties to move into Copa America semi-finals

Sun, 07 Jul 2024 - 02:07 GMT

Uruguay edged Brazil 4-2 in a penalty shootout on Saturday after going down to 10 men in a bruising 0-0 draw at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas to march into the semi-finals of the Copa America where they will face Colombia.

Colombia's Rodriguez a man on a mission at Copa America

Sun, 07 Jul 2024 - 02:02 GMT

The 32-year-old has impressed in the run by 2001 champions Colombia to the semi-finals, with his outstanding vision and defence-splitting passes leading to him notching five assists - tied with Lionel Messi (2021) for most assists in a single edition of the tournament.

Canada's Davies scores shootout penalty to bury World Cup demons

Sat, 06 Jul 2024 - 12:05 GMT

Canada captain Alphonso Davies banished memories of his penalty miss at the 2022 World Cup by confidently converting a spot-kick in a shootout victory over Venezuela in the Copa America quarter-finals on Friday.

'The flame is dying out' says Uruguay's Suarez as retirement draws near

Sat, 06 Jul 2024 - 11:55 GMT

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez knows he is inching closer to retirement but the veteran player is hoping to enjoy the final stretch of a stellar career, no matter how many minutes he gets on the pitch at the Copa America.

Brazil to face Uruguay without Vinicius, but with Endrick

Sat, 06 Jul 2024 - 11:42 GMT

Brazil's teenage prodigy Endrick will replace Vinicius Jr, who is suspended for accumulating yellow cards, for Saturday's Copa America quarter-final against Uruguay at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ecuador sack coach Sanchez after Copa America exit

Fri, 05 Jul 2024 - 12:12 GMT

Ecuador have sacked head coach Felix Sanchez in the wake of Thursday's Copa America quarter-final defeat by Argentina, the country's football federation (FEF) said.

'I wasn't ready to go home' says Argentina's Copa shootout hero Martinez

Fri, 05 Jul 2024 - 12:08 GMT

Emi Martinez grabbed the chance to be Argentina's saviour in their Copa America shootout win over Ecuador on Thursday as the goalkeeper made two key saves and picked his team up off the floor after captain Lionel Messi had missed the first spot-kick.

Marsch delighted with intelligent Canada performance against Chile

Sun, 30 Jun 2024 - 12:44 GMT

Canada sealed qualification for their first-ever Copa America quarter-finals in a drab 0-0 draw with Chile on Saturday, as manager Jesse Marsch praised his side for playing intelligently and closing out the match against 10 men.

Uruguay put five past Bolivia to edge closer to Copa quarters

Fri, 28 Jun 2024 - 01:51 GMT

Uruguay thrashed tournament minnows Bolivia 5-0 in their Group C encounter in New Jersey on Thursday to all but book their place in the Copa America quarter-finals.

Rondon sends Venezuela into Copa quarters with win over Mexico

Thu, 27 Jun 2024 - 11:23 GMT

Salomon Rondon tucked away a second-half penalty to send Venezuela into the Copa America quarter-finals on Wednesday with a 1-0 win over Mexico in Group B, a result that also sent Jamaica crashing out of the tournament.

Argentina claim 2-0 win over Canada in Copa America opener

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 - 11:54 GMT

Defending champions Argentina beat Canada 2-0 in the opening match of the Copa America in Atlanta on Thursday with forwards Julian Alvarez and Lautaro Martinez scoring second-half goals to seal the victory.

Argentina expect tough Copa title defence, says Scaloni

Thu, 20 Jun 2024 - 11:19 GMT

World Cup winners Argentina must put recent success behind them when they begin their Copa America title defence, coach Lionel Scaloni said on Wednesday ahead of their opening game against Canada.

Messi focused on Copa America title defence, not long-term Argentina future

Sat, 02 Dec 2023 - 11:16 GMT

Argentina captain Lionel Messi is not thinking about his international future beyond next year's Copa America, where he will try to lead the country to a second successive continental title at the tournament in the United States.

It was important to finish by winning: Colombia's Cuadrado after Peru win

Sat, 10 Jul 2021 - 11:21 GMT

Diaz scored a sensational winner with virtually the last kick of the match as Colombia beat Peru 3-2 in Brasilia on Friday.

Rio to allow some spectators at Copa America soccer final

Fri, 09 Jul 2021 - 05:47 GMT

The city said attendees will be spread throughout the entire stadium this time, instead of concentrated in one section.

Almiron stars as Paraguay defeat Chile 2-0 in Copa America

Fri, 25 Jun 2021 - 01:05 GMT

Almiron got a goal and an assist as Paraguay beat Chile 2-0 in the Copa America on Thursday and confirmed their place in the last eight.

Early header secures 1-0 win for Argentina against Uruguay

Sat, 19 Jun 2021 - 02:02 GMT

Uruguay hadn’t beaten Argentina in the Copa America since 1989 and they went behind early on to Rodriguez’s header.

Nearly two thirds of Brazilians oppose hosting Copa America amid pandemic - poll

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 - 10:31 GMT

Nearly two thirds of Brazilians oppose the country hosting the upcoming Copa America soccer tournament, a poll showed on Friday.