Copa America

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.

Brazil captain says to delay formal comment on Copa America controversy

Sat, 05 Jun 2021 - 09:55 GMT

Brazil was unexpectedly chosen to host the Copa America after Argentina withdrew because of a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Brazil names Rio among host venues for Copa America

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 - 11:18 GMT

Brazil named Rio de Janeiro and three other cities as host venues for the Copa America.

CONMEBOL to decide on Copa America venue next week

Fri, 28 May 2021 - 02:29 GMT

A decision on who will host next month’s Copa America will be made by next week and Chile could join Argentina as co-hosts.

Colombia to request Copa America postponement-sports minister

Fri, 21 May 2021 - 01:00 GMT

Colombia will ask the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) to postpone the Copa America tournament until spectators can be present at stadiums.

Brazil recall Alves for World Cup qualifiers

Sat, 15 May 2021 - 12:37 GMT

Brazil have recalled Dani Alves for their World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Paraguay.

Messi ban over; can play v Ecuador, says AFA president

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 - 11:07 GMT

Messi was banned for one game after being sent off in the Copa America third-place playoff against Chile

Messi reveals his disappointment after postponing Copa America

Thu, 28 May 2020 - 10:33 GMT

The competition, initially scheduled in 2020 summer in Argentina and Colombia, was moved to 2021 summer due to the spread of coronavirus.

Copa America postponed to 2021

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 - 01:02 GMT

The CONMEBOL has announced the postponement of the Copa America until 2021 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Messi 'bitter' as Colombia stun Argentina

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 - 07:42 GMT

Lionel Messi said his team was feeling bitter after Argentina lost their opening Copa America match 2-0 to Colombia despite dominating the second half.

Vidal says Chile are team to fear ahead of Japan Copa clash

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 - 06:46 GMT

The two-time reigning champions are not among the favourites this time around having lost some of the players who took them to win Copa titles in 2015 and 2016

Martinez cracker helps Colombia past Argentina

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 - 06:23 GMT

Roger Martinez scored an outstanding goal as Colombia beat Argentina 2-0 in an exciting finale to a Copa America Group B opener.

Coutinho brace helps Brazil forget Neymar in winning Copa start

Sat, 15 Jun 2019 - 10:30 GMT

A brace from Philippe Coutinho handed hosts Brazil a winning start to the Copa America on Friday in a 3-0 victory over Bolivia as the absence of superstar Neymar was quickly forgotten.

Messi, Aguero and Di Maria in Argentina's Copa America squad

Wed, 22 May 2019 - 09:20 GMT

Argentina included Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria in its Copa America squad, while Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi was left out, AP reported.

Fernandinho in, Moura out for Brazil in Copa America

Sun, 19 May 2019 - 12:06 GMT

Brazilian coach Tite included Manchester City’s Fernandinho for his Copa America squad on Friday, but there was no place for Spurs forward Lucas Moura or Liverpool midfielder Fabinho.