Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara could face expulsion from the Copa America after authorities opened disciplinary proceedings against the player on Saturday for attempting to shove a finger into Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani’s backside. Jara triggered a wave of revulsion after images captured his lurid assault on Cavani moments before the Uruguay striker was sent off for retaliation during a stormy quarter-final last Wednesday. A statement from South American football’s governing body CONMEBOL confirmed Saturday that a case had now been opened against Jara following allegations made by Uruguay as they argued against sanction for Cavani. “The CONMEBOL Disciplinary Unit has initiated disciplinary proceedings after the complaint by the Uruguayan Football Association against Gonzalo Jara of Chile’s national team,” a statement said. The statement added disciplinary chiefs expected to issue a ruling on Jara’s fate before Monday’s semi-final showdown with Peru. Sources said 29-year-old Jara, who plays for German side Mainz, could face a five-match ban for the incident. CONMEBOL meanwhile […]

45 minutes of violence, an unnecessary surgical procedure that saw red, a sublime strike and a small gang war. No this isn’t a new TV show but the events of the Chile Uruguay quarter final game. In a game that saw ten yellow cards of which two led to reducing team players, home team Chile with the likes of stars like Aurturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez to name a few, took on Uruguay  who are eleven places above them in the FIFA rankings and were clearly considered the stronger side. However without the fire power of their talisman Suarez, much of the scoring task was left to their PSG striker Edinson Cavani. The match started with Uruguay looking as unsettled as restless child in a shopping cart. Chile seemed to dominate the game earning almost 80% of possession. The trickery of Vargas and Sanchez, backed by a steady supply of crosses and through balls from either wins or Vidal saw […]