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Category: Copa America

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Flying feet, tattoos and chicken masks: Copa América 2019 – in pictures

Five years after hosting the World Cup, Brazil again was home to a major competition; this time the Copa América with 12 teams competing over 26 matches. Chris Brunskill is one of a few European photographers that headed to South America to cover the t…

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Flying feet, tattoos and chicken masks: Copa América 2019 – in pictures

Five years after hosting the World Cup, Brazil again was home to a major competition; this time the Copa América with 12 teams competing over 26 matches. Chris Brunskill is one of a few European photographers that headed to South America to cover the t…

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Brazil break free from the Neymar imbalance to win Copa América | Jonathan Wilson

The Brazil coach, Tite, was finally able to play his form of pressing game without the PSG forward and it led to a first major trophy in 12 yearsBrazil winning a Copa América at home cannot be said to be a surprise. They have hosted the tournament five…

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‘We are the kings’: Brazil fans celebrate winning Copa América without Neymar – video

Fans have been celebrating Brazil’s ninth Copa América title after the host nation beat Peru 3-1 in the final at the Maracanã Stadium.Following the victory, Seleção supporters insisted it was important to prove they could win a trophy without Neymar, w…

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Brazil end Copa América drought with victory over Peru in final

• Gabriel Jesus scores and is sent off in 3-1 victory• Everton and Richarlison cancel out Guerrero’s openerBrazil’s Gabriel Jesus made one goal, scored another and was sent off in the second half as the hosts beat Peru 3-1to win the Copa América for th…

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Brazil v Peru: Copa América 2019 final – live!

Live updates from the final at the MaracanãGet in touch and email Rob with your thoughts 9.15pm BST 14 min Brazil have started to settle, with Arthur and Casemiro seeing more of the ball in midfield. The first goal already feels vital, such is the edgi…

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Lionel Messi gets controversial red card but Argentina beat Chile

Lionel Messi was sent off before half-time as Argentina beat Chile 2-1 to win a scrappy and bad-tempered Copa América third-place play-off in São Paulo.The match was 34 minutes old when Chile’s captain, Gary Medel, shepherded out a ball near his own go…

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Brazil set out to win the Copa América final and the love of a nation

Brazil have reached the Copa América final without conceding a goal, but the public remain unconvinced about the teamBy Yellow & Green Football for the Guardian Sport NetworkDespite their tactical teething problems, Brazil got there in the end. At …

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Brazil set out to win the Copa América final and the love of a nation

Brazil have reached the Copa América final without conceding a goal, but the public remain unconvinced about the teamBy Yellow & Green Football for the Guardian Sport NetworkDespite their tactical teething problems, Brazil got there in the end. At …

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Ricardo Gareca bids to join rare group by leading Peru to Copa América title | Jonathan Wilson

Peru were well beaten by Brazil in the group stage but victory over them at the Maracanã would give them a third triumph Related: Peru set up Brazil clash in Copa América final after resounding win over Chile Jack Greenwell was born in Crook in the Dur…

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Everton: the little onion making a big impact for Brazil at the Copa América

Everton cycled 6km to train with his youth team in Maracanaú. Now he is playing in a Copa América final at the MaracanãBy Yellow & Green Football for the Guardian Sport NetworkMillions of boys in Brazil lace up their boots every day hoping to becom…

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Peru set up Brazil clash in Copa América final after resounding win over Chile

Chile outclassed by quick and eager Peru sidePeru lost 5-0 to Brazil earlier in the tournamentPeru advanced to the final of the Copa América and a date with hosts Brazil after beating double defending champions Chile 3-0. Chile were outclassed by a qui…

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Lionel Messi accuses referee of Brazil bias after Copa América defeat

• Argentina captain complained of ‘crazy officiating’ after 2-0 loss• Player stated ‘referee was on their side in every dispute’Lionel Messi accused the referee of bias after Argentina crashed out of the Copa América with a 2-0 semi-final loss to Brazi…

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Brazil 2-0 Argentina | Copa América semi-final match report

Brazil will face Chile or Peru in Sunday’s finalLionel Messi’s international title drought continuesAs it happened: John Brewin’s minute-by-minute reportBrazil advanced to the Copa América final with a 2-0 win over their old rivals Argentina in Belo Ho…

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Brazil v Argentina: Copa América semi-final – live!

Old rivals meet in Belo Horizonte for place in finalEmail John with your thoughts or tweet him @JohnBrewin_ 12.45am BST Back to Neymar, who might not be playing but will be watching in Belo, and it is rumoured he will be meeting up old oppo Lionel Mess…

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Copa América: Luis Suárez misses shootout penalty as Uruguay exit

Uruguay 0-0 Peru (Peru win 5-4 on penalties)Suárez also had goal chalked off by VARLuis Suárez missed in the shootout as fifteen-times Copa Copa América champions Uruguay suffered a galling quarter-final exit on Saturday to Peru, losing 5-4 on penaltie…

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Argentina beat Venezuela to set up Copa America semi-final with Brazil

• Martínez and Lo Celso score for much-improved Argentina• Argentina to face Brazil in first Copa America clash since 2007Argentina delivered a much-improved performance to beat Venezuela 2-0 in the Copa America quarter-finals and set up a mouth-wateri…

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Sports quiz of the week: Penalties, pay, populations and protests

Who smoked? Who sulked? And who showed the big match? Wimbledon begins on Monday. How much are players paid if they lose in the first round of the single’s tournament?Nothing£27,000£45,000£62,000Venus Williams celebrated her 39th birthday earlier this …

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Gabriel Jesus sends Brazil into semi-finals with winning penalty against Paraguay

Jesus spares Roberto Firmino blushes at Copa AméricaBrazil to face Argentina or Venezuela for place in finalBrazil beat Paraguay 4-3 on penalties to advance to the last four of the Copa América after they drew 0-0 in their quarter-final in Porto Alegre…

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Gabriel Jesus sends Brazil into semi-finals with winning penalty against Paraguay

Jesus spares Roberto Firmino blushes at Copa AméricaBrazil to face Argentina or Venezuela for place in finalBrazil beat Paraguay 4-3 on penalties to advance to the last four of the Copa América after they drew 0-0 in their quarter-final in Porto Alegre…