Copa América 2011: Uruguay beat Peru to advance to the final (video)

On Tuesday night, Uruguay and Peru met in the first semi-final of the 2011 Copa América, and Uruguay ran out 2-0 winners thanks to a second half brace from Luis Suárez after some spirited Peruvian resistance in the first half. Juan Vargas was sent off for Peru late on for an elbow on Diego Lugano,... Continue Reading →

Copa América 2011: Brazil’s exit and Venezuela’s best-ever campaign (video)

I never got round to posting the highlight videos from Sunday's quarter-final action, which saw Copa América holders Brazil go out to Paraguay on penalties in La Plata, and Venezuela dump Chile out 2-1 in a thrilling battle between the only two countries in the quarters to have never won the title before. Those videos... Continue Reading →

The quarter-finals of the 2011 Copa América begin on Saturday afternoon, and in my latest piece for ESPNSoccernet I take a look at the final round of matches in the group stage, during which a previously slow-burning (if interesting) competition really sprang into life. Sergio Markarián's outburst, the awful state of the La Plata pitch,... Continue Reading →

Argentina beat Costa Rica 3-0 last night, becoming the first side to score more than two goals in a game in this tournament, and qualifying for the quarter-finals by finishing second in Group A. After the game, Lionel Messi announced that, 'a new Copa has begun.' In this piece for In Bed With Maradona, I... Continue Reading →

The final round of group matches at the 2011 Copa América is well underway, with Colombia leading Bolivia 2-0 as I type. Last night, after Venezuela's win over Ecuador which took the vinotinto to the top of Group B, I wrote this for ESPNSoccernet, looking back over the second round of group matches and forward... Continue Reading →

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