If Brazil are to win their fifth Copa America in seven editions, they are going to have to do it the hard way. The South American super-power decided Monday not to appeal a four-game ban handed to star striker and captain Neymar for violent conduct, meaning they will have to do without him for the knock-out stages. What’s more, they are in a loaded draw that conspiracy theorists might be tempted to suggest had been fixed to help hosts Chile reach the final. Argentina, Colombia and Brazil, the teams ranked third to fifth in the FIFA World rankings are all in the same side of the draw, while on the other side you find the likes of 61st ranked Peru up against 89th placed Bolivia. In fairness, Chile (19th) are actually drawn in their quarter-final against the highest ranked team in their half, Uruguay, the defending champions ranked eighth by FIFA. And it is Argentina and Colombia who have been […]

Colombia scraped through to the quarter-finals of the Copa America here Sunday after grinding out a 0-0 draw with Peru as Chelsea FC potential signing Falcao continues to fire blank at the Copa America. A tense Group C stalemate in Temuco means Peru and Colombia finished the first phase with four points each, level on goal difference. However Peru are guaranteed of finishing ahead of the Colombians because of their superior number of goals scored in the tournament. The result means that Colombia’s chances of reaching the knockout rounds hinged on the outcome of Brazil’s match against Venezuela later Sunday that later did turn out in their favor. A 0-0 draw in the Brazil-Venezuela game would left the Venezuelans with an identical tally of points, goal difference and goals scored to the Colombians, but they would have advanced because of their head-to-head results. If the Colombians are eliminated they will only have themselves to blame after a lacklustre attacking performance against Peru. […]

Chelsea FC striker Loic Remy may consider leaving the club in order to start more games with, as per reports by The Telegraph. With Chelsea FC having secured the loan move for Radamel Falcao, Loic Remy is considerig his future at the London side. Chelsea FC will pay a loan fee of around £5million for Falcao with the option to buy him permanently next summer for £35m. Monaco also hope to take some of the Blues’ promising young players on loan. Following the move, Remy seeks reassurances of a starting berth in the light of Euro 2016 coming up in the summer and does not want to risk his position withing the French national team should he not start enough games for Chelsea FC. Loic Remy was bought by Chelsea FC in a 10 million pound deal last summer as a back up to Diego Costa. The player was ahead in the pecking order to the recently departed Didier Droga whom Chelsea have replaced […]