Tag Archives: Copa America 2015

Chile show composure to beat Argentina in Copa finals on penalties

Glory at last: Chile win their first ever Copa America (Image credit: FP)

Chile secured the first major trophy in their history on home soil courtesy of a penalty shootout win over Argentina in the Copa America final. Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez slotted in the winning spot-kick after Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain fired over and Ever Banega was denied by Claudio Bravo. Higuain had earlier missed from close range after 90 minutes of few chances. ...

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Neymar banned: Striker will miss the rest of Copa America


Brazil striker Neymar will miss the rest of the Copa America after being suspended for four games. The 23-year-old Barcelona forward was shown a red card for clashing with Colombia players following Brazil’s 1-0 defeat in their most recent group game. [contextly_sidebar id=”TjQDEFiKGPsh7xXBg3Mn0VwHyaLmu95t”]He was initially banned for one game, ruling him out of the final group match with Venezuela on ...

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Neymar sees red after Copa defeat


Brazil’s Neymar was shown a red card after the final whistle at the Copa America as his side were beaten by Colombia for the first time since 1991. The Barcelona forward kicked a ball at Pablo Armero in frustration, before Colombia’s Carlos Bacca was also sent off for a retaliatory shove. Defender Jeison Murillo had got the only goal with ...

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Copa America 2015: Paraguay fight back to draw with Argentina

Messi with his dejected team mates (Image credit: Reuters)

Paraguay fought back from two goals down to deny Argentina victory in their opening game of the Copa America. Argentina, runners-up at the 2014 World Cup, raced ahead in the first half as Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero slotted in before Barcelona’s Lionel Messi converted a penalty. Paraguay fought back after the break, Nelson Valdez halving the deficit with a long-distance ...

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Chile beat Ecuador in Copa America opener

Vidal scoring his penalty (Image credit: Reuters)

Hosts Chile began their quest for a maiden Copa America title with victory over Ecuador in Santiago. Midfielder Arturo Vidal was brought down in the box by Miller Bolanos in the second half and picked himself up to convert the penalty for Chile. Former QPR man Eduardo Vargas netted the second, calmly slotting home, as Matias Fernandez was sent off ...

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Fred replaces Luiz Gustavo in Brazil’s Copa América 2015 squad


The 22-year-old will fill in for the Wolfsburg man during the Seleção’s campaign in Chile Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred has been confirmed as the man to replace Luiz Gustavo in Brazil’s 23-man party for Copa América 2015. Just days after scoring in Wolfsburg’s DFB-Pokal final victory, the 27-year-old was forced to withdraw from the original list due to a tear ...

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