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Chile Win Copa America After Beating Argentina

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SANTIAGO, Chile — For 120 minutes, the final of the 2015 Copa America was a bit like a trusty old car that has passed its prime. A game of nearlys and what-might-have-beens, it spluttered but failed to spark until, in the penalty shoot-out, the game turned a glorious Chilean red. At last, the host country…

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Argentina Trash Paraguay 6 – 1, On To Copa America Final

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CONCEPCION, Chile – Lionel Messi helped set up five goals as Argentina trounced Paraguay 6-1 in the Copa America semifinals on Tuesday, setting up a final against host Chile. Messi assisted in first-half goals by Marcos Rojo and Javier Pastore and one of Angel Di Maria’s second-half goals. The Barcelona star also helped set up…

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Eduardo Vargas Double Lifts Chile Over Peru, Into Copa America Final

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AN Eduardo Vargas brace pushed Chile within a game of their first Copa America title as the hosts eliminated 10-man Peru 2-1 in Monday’s first semifinal. Chile, which hasn’t reached the final since 1987, will await the winner of Tuesday’s second semi between Argentina and Paraguay. Again playing in Santiago, the home side received some…

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Copa America: Gonzalo Jara Banned 3 Games For Poking Cavani’s Bottom

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CONMEBOL, the governing body of South American football, has suspended Chile defender Gonzalo Jara for three games and fined the Chilean FA $7,500 due to his actions in a 1-0 win over Uruguay in the Copa America quarterfinals. A statement from the Chilean FA confirmed it had accepted Jara’s suspension, but urged CONMEBOL to utilize…

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Brazil 1-1 Paraguay (3-4 On Pens): Selecao Dumped Out Of Copa America

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BRAZIL have been dumped out of the Copa America quarter-finals 4-3 on penalties by Paraguay after a 1-1 draw took the game to a shoot-out. Robinho put Brazil ahead after 15 minutes, but Derlis Gonzalez’s penalty midway through the second half ensured normal time finished 1-1 and took the game to penalties. Everton Ribeiro and…

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Copa America: Argentina 0 – 0 Colombia, Carlos Tevez Scores Winning Penalty

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ARGENTINA beat Colombia on penalties in Copa America quarter final. David Ospina pulls off stunning saves to deny Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero in goalless first half. Ospina makes another superb save in second half to keep it at 0-0. Eight players booked in bad tempered game. It took 95 minutes, 16 shots and 14…

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