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Copa América: Neymar on the mark as Brazil open with Venezuela win

The short-notice hosts beat Venezuela 3-0 in BrasiliaVenezuela depleted after a number of Covid-19 positivesBrazil opened the 2021 Copa América with a 3-0 win over a depleted Venezuela dominating their inexperienced opponents from start to finish in a …

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Copa América: Neymar on the mark as Brazil open with Venezuela win

The short-notice hosts beat Venezuela 3-0 in BrasiliaVenezuela depleted after a number of Covid-19 positivesBrazil opened the 2021 Copa América with a 3-0 win over a depleted Venezuela dominating their inexperienced opponents from start to finish in a …

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Brazil is reluctantly hosting the Copa América that no one wanted

The Copa América begins on Sunday night with a match between Brazil and Venezuela but that is not even half the storyBy Tom Sanderson for Yellow & Green FootballTite’s job is safer now than it was the last time Brazil were preparing to host the Cop…

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Argentina’s Rodrigo de Paul: ‘Messi surprised me. He enjoys a song, cards’

The Udinese midfielder discusses Brazil rather than Argentina hosting the Copa América, his future and being a ‘spare tyre’Rodrigo de Paul had imagined it, but not like this. “We had gone years without playing a Copa América in our country and we had t…

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Jon Rahm’s PGA withdrawal shows world Covid must come before sport | Ewan Murray

Brazil is unsure whether to host the Copa América and attending Euro 2020 will be arduous but it is the way for nowIt was one of the more remarkable episodes in a PGA Tour season. Jon Rahm, having stepped from the 18th green on completion of his third …

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‘Shameful’: Bolsonaro denounced for hosting Copa América amid pandemic

Brazil president accused of mishandling Covid outbreakFootball tournament moved from Colombia and ArgentinaThe Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has sparked outrage after approving plans to hold South America’s answer to the European Championship in…

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Copa América in doubt with 13 days to kick-off after Argentina removed as host

Conmebol says it is ‘analysing offers from other countries’Argentina is experiencing a surge in Covid-19 casesThe South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) has said Argentina will no longer host the Copa América, throwing the troubled tournament…

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Copa América in doubt with 13 days to kick-off after Argentina removed as host

Conmebol says it is ‘analysing offers from other countries’Argentina is experiencing a surge in Covid-19 casesThe South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) has said Argentina will no longer host the Copa América, throwing the troubled tournament…

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As Covid brings Argentina to its knees, the choice is clear: cancel Copa América now

My country has been ravaged by Covid, but will still play host to an international tournament in two weeks’ time. Conmebol and Argentina president Alberto Fernández should be ashamedConmebol found a simple solution for its recent problems with the upco…

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Socceroos given shot at Lionel Messi and Argentina at Copa América

Graham Arnold’s side also face Luis Suárez’s UruguayChile, Bolivia and Paraguay complete Group ASocceroos coach Graham Arnold is daring to dream after Australia were drawn alongside co-hosts Argentina and Lionel Messi for next year’s Copa América. Wedn…

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Socceroos given shot at Lionel Messi and Argentina at Copa América

Graham Arnold’s side also face Luis Suárez’s UruguayChile, Bolivia and Paraguay complete Group ASocceroos coach Graham Arnold is daring to dream after Australia were drawn alongside co-hosts Argentina and Lionel Messi for next year’s Copa América. Wedn…

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Dani Alves: ‘If you win without effort, you triumph with no glory at all’

Alves reflects on 17 years in Europe, what he learned from Pep Guardiola, his experiences of racism and why he’s back in Brazil By Joshua Law and Tom SandersonDani Alves has won more major trophies than any footballer in history. He spent 17 years play…

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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 …