The roles were reversed as last year's finalists Argentina and Chile met each other in the first round of matches in Group D of the 2016 Copa America Centenario, while underdogs Panama, appearing in their first major tournament, managed to pile on the misery for a struggling Bolivia.
Lionel Messi scored his 50th international goal as Argentina defeated Bolivia 2-0 to advance their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign on Tuesday.
Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero stole the show as Argentina warmed up for the start of World Cup qualifying next month with a 7-0 thrashing of Bolivia on Friday.
Paolo Guerrero's hattrick saw Peru ease past Bolivia into the semi-finals of the 2015 Copa America where they will meet Alexis Sanchez led Chile
Brazilian-based striker Paolo Guerrero scored a hat trick as Peru swept aside Bolivia 3-1 to set up a Copa America semi-final showdown with fierce rivals Chile on Thursday.
Bolivia and Peru are both not football powerhouses of South America but both find themselves with a chance to reach a step closer to the final of the competition.
Hosts Chile shrugged off Arturo Vidal’s drunken-driving controversy to power into the quarter-finals of the Copa America on Friday with a 5-0 thrashing of Bolivia. Two goals for Charles Aranguiz, one each for Alexis Sanchez and Gary Medel and an own goal from Ronald Raldes put Chile’s campaign back on track after Vidal’s arrest following a high-speed crash threatened to derail their tournament.The win ensured Chile finished top of Group A and gives them a last eight meeting next Wednesday against one of the two best third-placed teams, most likely either Uruguay or Paraguay. Bolivia, who had been guaranteed a place in the knockout rounds for the first time in 18 years after Ecuador defeated Mexico in Friday’s early game, were never in contention against La Roja. The Chileans swept into an early lead after only three minutes with a well-worked goal from Aranguiz. Inter Milan defender Medel pumped a long ball forward, and Eduardo Vargas knocked down into the […]
All games in group A have finally come to an end and Colombia and Argentina have qualified directly for the next round. TheHardTackle brings to you the thrills and spills from group A.
Copa America 2011 kicks off in Argentina tomorrow. Here's a preview of Group A, which comprises of Argentina, Colombia, Bolivia and Costa Rica, featuring the team profile, key players, likely formations and past records.