Uruguay v/s Paraguay . Estadio La Portada, La Serena, Chile 20th June, 2015 1900 GMT *** The finalists of the 2011 edition of Copa America go head to head in the coastal city of La Serena, about 500 kilometers north of Santiago. Uruguay came out on top on that day four years ago, but it could very well be their last game in this one if they lose. As the group stages of this editiona s Copa America are drawing to a close, we are starting to get into the business end of the tournament. A tournament that has produced some quality goals and a few surprise results is now seeing the big guns peak and eventually qualify for the knockout stages. Among those expected to do well, are the defending champions but La Celeste have not performed to the level yet. Two 1-0 results, one in defeat and one victory, it looks like they havena t kick started their […]

Paraguay defeated Jamaica 1-0 Tuesday in a lackluster Group B match at the Copa Am rica, giving the South Americans four points from their first two matches. Paraguay took a giant step towards the quarter-finals of the Copa America Tuesday after a freak goal from Mexico-based striker Edgar Benitez handed them a 1-0 win over Jamaica.The South Americans, who grabbed a dramatic 2-2 draw with tournament favourites Argentina in their opening game, moved to the top of Group B with four points heading into the final round of group games. The game’s only goal came on 36 minutes, when a long ball forward from midfielder Victor Caceres forced a catastrophic howler from Jamaica goalkeeper Duwayne Kerr, who plays for Norwegian club side Sarpsborg 08.Kerr, standing several yards outside the penalty box, miscued a headed clearance straight into the body of the advancing Benitez. The ball cannoned off Benitez’s legs and looped up and over the stranded Kerr before rolling into […]

. Despite failing to close a two goal lead against Paraguay, Argentina manager Tata Martino insists that his side will continue to play attacking football when they meet leaders Uruguay in Group B clash later today. Argentina manager Tata Martino claimed that his side played the best and worst football of the Copa America in their 2-2 draw with Paraguay on Saturday, but says will not compromise their attacking instincts that saw them blow the two goal cushion as they prepare for a crucial tie with Uruguay on Tuesday. Argentinaa s shaky defensive display in the second half has raised doubts about their ability to produce a title-winning performance in Chile, where they are chasing a first major championship in 22 years. Martino was criticised for sending on strikers Gonzalo Higuain and Carlos Tevez with Argentina clinging on to a 2-1 lead in their opening Copa America clash, as the Los Albiceleste were frustrated by a late equaliser from Lucas […]

Defending champions Uruguay made a winning start to their Copa America campaign as they labored to a 1-0 win over Jamaica in Antofagasta on Saturday. Cristian Rodriguez’s close-range finish early in the second half proved to be the only goal of the game as La Celeste stuttered their way to victory. Paraguay came from two goals down to claim a share of the spoils with a 2-2 draw in their Copa America’s Group B opener against Argentina in La Serena on Saturday. Argentina went 2-0 up thanks to first-half goals from Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi but their opponents struck back through Nelson Haedo Valdez and Lucas Barrios for a point at Estadio La Portada. The result leaves Argentina second in the group standings, with Paraguay below them level with one point. Uruguay look toothless in attack Edinson Cavani has longed for more responsibility in recent seasons, but failed to deliver once again as his nation squeezed past outsiders Jamaica. […]

  Argentina vs Paraguay Estadio La Portada, Chile . 14th June 2015, 3:00 A.M IST Group B matches of Copa Americaa s begins with Uruguay taking on invitee Jamaica. However the other two teams in the group are not weaklings, as competition favorites Argentina and one of the toughest teams in South America, Paraguay meet in a clash of giants. Team tactics & Line-upa s Argentina Argentina as per Fifa rankings is the strongest team in this competition. Even after their sterling performance in the World cup, Argentina has always had the reputation in recent years to have a strong squad with poor synergy. However, with most of their players coming back from successful club campaigns, the Argentine dressing room will be high on morale and ready to progress in search of their 15th Copa America title. With a huge litter to pick from Tata Martino will have to tough task of asking some of the best footballers to sit […]