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 →

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Copa América 2011: Uruguay dump hosts Argentina out, Peru get past Colombia (video)

The 2011 Copa América knockout stage started heating up on Saturday with Peru's 2-0 extra time win over Colombia through two superbly taken goals, and got white hot a little later in the day with a brilliant match between great rivals Argentina and Uruguay, which finished in a 1-1 draw, and which Uruguay - sixty-one... 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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