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Sunday 2 April 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Copa America

This year
# heading stateside
2024 Copa America to be held in the United States
The announcement is part of a series of new collaborations between the North and South American football confederations.
Last year
# like a fine wine
Former Man United and Barcelona star Sanchez key as Chile revive World Cup hopes
The 33-year-old inspired his country to a 3-2 win away against Bolivia.
All time
# Pastures new
Inter sign Lazio star in €30 million deal plus add-ons
Joaquin Correa was part of Argentina’s Copa America triumph.
# Diego
Messi dedicates Copa title to family, country and Maradona
Messi had been desperate to lead Argentina to glory after a series of disappointments both at World Cups and the Copa.
# Long Time Coming
Argentina trophy drought ends for Messi with Copa America triumph over Brazil
A goal from Angel Di Maria made the difference as Argentina won their first silverware in 28 years.
# Copa America
Emi Martinez the penalty hero to send Argentina into Copa final against Brazil
The Aston Villa keeper saved three penalties in the shoot-out after a bruising 1-1 draw with Colombia.
# Copa America
Messi stars as Argentina set up Copa America semi v Colombia
Argentina beat Ecuador 3-0 overnight while Colombia beat Uruguay on penalties.
# Wrap
10-man Brazil continue Copa America defence after booking semi-final spot
The reigning champions will face Peru who defeated Paraguay on penalties.
# Albiceleste
Messi at the double as Argentina trounce Bolivia in Copa America
Argentina will now face Ecuador in the quarter-finals on Saturday.
# copa
Cavani gives Uruguay first Copa win, Bolivia knocked out
Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay can still win Group A.
# Copa America
Last gasp Hernandez snatches Copa draw for Venezuela against Ecuador
Venezuela move up to third place in the group with a last-gasp point.
# Copa America
Argentina win tense derby over Uruguay and England-born striker scores Chile winner
Ben Brereton was the unlikely hero as Chile beat Bolivia 1-0.
# Selecao
Emotional Neymar inspires Brazil into Copa quarters after Peru cruise
His 68th goal in 107 games for his country took the PSG star to within nine of the record set by Pele.
# Positive tests
Players and staff among 41 Covid-19 cases recorded at Copa America in Brazil
The tournament was relocated at the last minute after original hosts Colombia and Argentina were stripped of it.
# Copa America
Messi scores stunning free-kick but Argentina left frustrated by Chile
Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez saved a penalty from Arturo Vidal but Eduardo Vargas equalised with the rebound.
# hosts
Neymar, Marquinhos and Gabigol send Brazil to victory in Copa America opener
Colombia also claimed a 1-0 win over Ecuador as the South American championships got underway.
# Covid-19
Brazil's players say they are 'against Copa America' - but won't boycott tournament
Tournament is being hosted in Brazil in a last-minute, pandemic-defying switch from Argentina.
# Change Of Plan
Copa America moved to Brazil after co-hosts Argentina and Colombia stripped of tournament
The news has been announced less than two weeks out from the event’s scheduled start on 13 June.
# not having it
'We knew the losing team would look for someone to blame' - Copa America ref hits back at Messi criticisms
Ecuadoran official Roddy Zambrano was thrust into the spotlight after last week’s semi-final between Argentina and Brazil.
# Copa America
Marking Messi with diarrhoea 'very complicated', says Brazil defender Marquinhos
The defender received treatment for vomiting and diarrhoea on the day of Brazil’s win over Argentina.
# don't cry for me argentina
Argentina lodge official complaint over refereeing in Copa America defeat
AFA president Claudio Tapia has sent a six-page letter outlining their grievances following Tuesday’s loss to Brazil.
# spicy
More Messi heartbreak as Firmino fires Brazil into Copa America final
The hosts won a feisty encounter against their arch rivals 2-0.
# Copa America
Alexis Sanchez sends Chile through on penalties against Colombia
The defending champions will face either Uruguay or Peru in a semi-final in midweek.
# squeeze
Aguero on the mark as Argentina leapfrog Qatar and reach Copa America quarters
Uruguay and Peru are also through thanks to tonight’s other result, as Colombia beat Paraguay.
# samba boys
Goalkeeper error helps Brazil trounce Peru to reach Copa America last eight
Casemiro, Roberto Firmino, Everton, Dani Alves and Willian hit the net for the Selecao tonight.
# Copa America
Sanchez scores winner as Copa America holders Chile progress to quarter-finals
Chile overcame Ecuador at the Copa America to move into the quarter-finals from Group C.
# Alternative
'At least they don't roll around like Neymar' - Brazilians seeking heroes turn to women footballers
Spectators booed the men’s team off the field following their latest match.
# Spot Kick
Messi rescues Argentina at Copa America as Paraguay pay penalty
Messi salvaged a 1-1 draw for Argentina against Paraguay last night.
# rules are rules
Brazil booed off as VAR denies Coutinho late Copa America winner
Brazil had the ball in Venezuela’s net three times, but had to be content with a 0-0 draw.
# Copa America
Suarez and Cavani on target as Uruguay get up and running in style
Oscar Tabarez’s side had far too much for Ecuador in Belo Horizonte.
# Sidelined Star
Injury forces Brazil's Neymar out of Copa America
Neymar went off in the 20th minute of last night’s friendly against Qatar.
# Setback
After the retirement of Messi, Argentine football has been dealt another blow
Coach Gerardo Martino has resigned as the country prepares for the Olympics.
# emotional mess
Lionel Messi announces international retirement after penalty miss in Copa defeat
The 29-year-old showed the strain of losing another international final as Chile claimed the Copa America on penalties.
# Copa America
Chile dodge severe thunderstorms to book Copa America final date with Argentina
Early goals see the defending champions through to the final.
# Pick it out
Record-breaker Messi hits stunning free-kick as Argentina storm into Copa America final
Argentina will face either Chile or Colombia in Sunday’s final.
# Magnificent 7
Holders Chile make big statement by putting 7 past Mexico in Copa America quarter-final
Hoffenheim’s Eduardo Vargas netted four times.
# Copa America
Messi equals record as Argentina turn on the style to book semi-final spot
They’ll play hosts USA on Tuesday night.
While everyone was watching the basketball, USA booked their place in Copa America semis
Clint Dempsey strike helps the United States to a 2-1 win against Ecuador.
# tite turnaround
Brazil waste no time appointing Corinthians manager Tite as Dunga's replacement
The CBF are probably regretting not doing this two years ago.
# Reaction
'I'm scared of death, not the sack'
After the Selecao’s shock Copa America exit at the hands of Peru, Dunga has no concerns over his immediate future.