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Copa America organizers 'satisfied' with use of VAR despite lengthy delays

Jun 25 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Copa America organizers CONMEBOL defended the use of video technology at the tournament after revealing VAR stoppages had averaged two minutes 26 seconds per intervention, nearly double the time taken at the 2018 World Cup.

Suarez appeals for penalty for handball by Chile goalie

Jun 24 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Uruguay striker Luis Suarez took his reputation as a fierce competitor to new heights in his side's 1-0 win over Chile in the Copa America on Monday by appealing for a handball -- by Chile's goalkeeper.

Relentless Colombia win again despite sweeping changes

Jun 23 2019

SALVADOR Colombia enjoyed a 1-0 win over Paraguay despite fielding a second-string side to make it a clean sweep of victories in their Copa America group stage campaign, leaving Paraguay's hopes of staying in the tournament hanging by a thread.

Soccer-Relentless Colombia win again despite sweeping changes

Jun 23 2019

SALVADOR, June 23 Colombia enjoyed a 1-0 win over Paraguay despite fielding a second-string side to make it a clean sweep of victories in their Copa America group stage campaign, leaving Paraguay's hopes of staying in the tournament hanging by a thread.

Sanchez back on form thanks to 'emotional bond' with Chile: coach

Jun 22 2019

SALVADOR Chile coach Reinaldo Rueda says he never had any doubts "natural born goalscorer" Alexis Sanchez would return to form after the striker fired his side to a 2-1 win over Ecuador in the Copa America on Friday.

Sanchez strikes again to take Chile into Copa quarters

Jun 21 2019

SALVADOR, Brazil Alexis Sanchez shrugged off an ankle injury and continued his resurgent form at the Copa America as the Chile striker fired his side to a 2-1 victory over Ecuador on Friday which took the holders into the quarter-finals of the competition.

'Viva el VAR,' sing Venezuela after draw with Brazil

Jun 19 2019

SALVADOR, Brazil The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) rode to Venezuela's rescue once again at the Copa America on Tuesday, denying hosts Brazil two goals in a surprise 0-0 draw in Group A.

Low turnouts suggest Copa America struggling to excite fans

Jun 16 2019

SALVADOR, Brazil The Copa America's official song is titled "A Continent Vibrates" but if the strikingly low attendances at some matches are anything to go by, many in South America, especially in the host nation Brazil, seem wholly unenthused by the tournament.

Soccer-Low turnouts suggest Copa America struggling to excite fans

Jun 16 2019

SALVADOR, Brazil, June 16 The Copa America's official song is titled "A Continent Vibrates" but if the strikingly low attendances at some matches are anything to go by, many in South America, especially in the host nation Brazil, seem wholly unenthused by the tournament.

Loss to Colombia highlights scale of Messi's task to win Copa

Jun 16 2019

SALVADOR, Brazil There is nothing Lionel Messi craves more than winning a trophy with Argentina but his side's haphazard performance in the 2-0 Copa America defeat by Colombia on Saturday laid bare the difficulty of the task he faces.

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