COPA AMERICA - 2015 (PAST WINNERS)
2011 : Uruguay 3-0 Paraguay 2007 : Brazil 3-0 Argentina 2004 : Brazil 2-2 Argentina (Brazil won 4-2 on penalties) 2001 : Colombia 1-0 Mexico 1999 : Brazil 3-0 Uruguay 1997 : Brazil 3-1 Bolivia 1995 : Uruguay 1-1 Brazil (Uruguay won 5-3 on penalties) 1993 : Argentina 2-1 Mexico 1991 : Argentina - League Format 1989 : Brazil - League Format 1987 : Uruguay 1-0 Chile 1983 : Uruguay 3-1 Brazil 1979 : Paraguay 3-1 Chile 1975 : Peru 4-1 Colombia South American Championship era 1967 : Uruguay - League Format 1963 : Bolivia - League Format 1959 : Uruguay - League Format 1959 : Argentina - League Format 1957 : Argentina - League Format 1956 : Uruguay - League Format 1955 : Argentina - League Format 1953 : Paraguay 3-2 Brazil 1949 : Brazil 7-0 Paraguay 1947 : Argentina - League Format 1946 : Argentina - League Format 1945 : Argentina - League Format 1942 : Uruguay - League Format 1941 : Argentina - League Format 1939 : Peru - League Format 1937 : Argentina 2-0 Brazil 1935 : Uruguay - League Format 1929 : Argentina - League Format 1927 : Argentina - League Format 1926 : Uruguay - League Format 1925 : Argentina - League Format 1924 : Uruguay - League Format 1923 : Uruguay - League Format 1922 : Brazil 3-1 Paraguay 1921 : Argentina - League Format 1920 : Uruguay - League Format 1919 : Brazil - League Format 1917 : Uruguay - League Format 1916 : Uruguay - League Format 1910 : Argentina - League Format WINNERS - COUNTRY
COPA AMERICA - 2015 ( 23 MEN SQUAD)23 MEN FINAL TEAM SQUAD as per 01.06.2015
BRAZIL SQUAD 2015 : Head coach: Dunga (BRAZIL)
Jr NO Pos. NAME NATION CLUB 1 GK Jefferson Brazil Botafogo 12 GK Neto Italy Fiorentina 23 GK Marcelo Grohe Brazil Gremio 2 DF Danilo Portugal Porto 3 DF Miranda Spain Atletico de Madrid 4 DF David Luiz France Paris Saint-Germain 5 DF Marquinhos France Paris Saint-Germain 6 DF Filipe Luís England Chelsea 13 DF Fabinho France Monaco 14 DF Thiago Silva France Paris Saint-Germain 15 DF Geferson Brazil Internacional 8 MF Elias Brazil Corinthians 11 MF Douglas Costa Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 16 MF Casemiro Portugal Porto 17 MF Luiz Gustavo Germany Wolfsburg 18 MF Roberto Firmino Germany Hoffenheim 19 MF Willian England Chelsea 20 MF Everton Ribeiro UAE Al-Ahli Dubai 21 MF Philippe Coutinho England Liverpool 22 MF Fernandinho England Manchester City 7 FW Robinho Brazil Santos 9 FW Diego Tardelli China Shandong Luneng Taishan 10 FW Neymar (c) Spain BarcelonaARGENTIA SQUAD 2015 : Head coach: Gerardo Martino (ARGENTINA)
Jr NO Pos. NAME NATION CLUB 1 GK Sergio Romero Italy Sampdoria 12 GK Nahuel Guzman Mexico Tigres de la UANL 21 GK Mariano Andujar Italy Napoli 2 DF Ezequiel Garay Russia Zenit 3 DF Nicolás Otamendi Spain Valencia 4 DF Pablo Zabaleta England Manchester City 13 DF Facundo Roncaglia Italy Genoa 15 DF Martín Demichelis England Manchester City 16 DF Marcos Rojo England Manchester United 23 DF Milton Casco Argentina Newell's Old Boys 5 MF Fernando Gago Argentina Boca Juniors 6 MF Lucas Biglia Italy Lazio 7 MF Ángel di María England Manchester United 8 MF Erik Lamela England Tottenham Hotspur 14 MF Javier Mascherano Spain Barcelona 17 MF Roberto Pereyra Italy Juventus 18 MF Javier Pastore France Paris Saint-Germain 19 MF Ever Banega Spain Sevilla 9 FW Gonzalo Higuaín Italy Napoli 10 FW Lionel Messi (c) Spain Barcelona 11 FW Carlos Tevez Italy Juventus 20 FW Sergio Agüero England Manchester City 22 FW Ezequiel Lavezzi France Paris Saint-GermainURUGUAY SQUAD 2015 : Head coach: Oscar Tabarez (URUGUAY)
Jr NO Pos. NAME NATION CLUB 1 GK Fernando Muslera Turkey Galatasaray 12 GK Rodrigo Muñoz Paraguay Libertad 23 GK Martín Silva Brazil Vasco da Gama 2 DF Jose Gimenez Spain Atletico de Madrid 3 DF Diego Godín (c) Spain Atletico de Madrid 4 DF Jorge Fucile Uruguay Nacional 5 DF Mathías Corujo Chile Universidad de Chile 6 DF Álvaro Pereira Argentina Estudiantes de La Plata 13 DF Sebastián Coates England Sunderland 16 DF Maximiliano Pereira Portugal Benfica 18 DF Gastón Silva Italy Torino 7 MF Cristian Rodríguez Spain Atletico de Madrid 10 MF Giorgian de Arrascaeta Brazil Cruzeiro 14 MF Nicolás Lodeiro Argentina Boca Juniors 15 MF Guzmán Pereira Chile Universidad de Chile 17 MF Egidio Arévalo Ríos Mexico Tigres de la UANL 19 MF Carlos Sánchez Argentina River Plate 20 MF Álvaro González Italy Torino 8 FW Abel Hernandez England Hull City 9 FW Diego Rolan France Girondins de Bordeaux 11 FW Christian Stuani Spain Espanyol 21 FW Edinson Cavani France Paris Saint-Germain 22 FW Jonathan Rodríguez Portugal BenficaCHILE SQUAD 2015 : Head coach: Jorge Sampaoli (ARGENTINA)
Jr NO Pos. NAME NATION CLUB 1 GK Claudio Bravo (c) Spain Barcelona 12 GK Paulo Garcés Chile Colo-Colo 23 GK Johnny Herrera Chile Universidad de Chile 2 DF Eugenio Mena Brazil Cruzeiro 3 DF Miiko Albornoz Germany Hannover 96 4 DF Mauricio Isla Italy Juventus 13 DF Jose Rojas Chile Universidad de Chile 17 DF Gary Medel Italy Inter Milan 18 DF Gonzalo Jara Germany Mainz 05 5 MF David Pizarro Italy Fiorentina 6 MF Carlos Carmona Italy Atalanta 8 MF Arturo Vidal Italy Juventus 10 MF Jorge Valdivia Brazil Palmeiras 14 MF Matías Fernandez Italy Fiorentina 15 MF Jean Beausejour Chile Colo-Colo 16 MF Felipe Gutiérrez Netherlands Twente 20 MF Charles Aránguiz Brazil Internacional 21 MF Marcelo Díaz Germany Hamburger SV 7 FW Alexis Sánchez England Arsenal 9 FW Mauricio Pinilla Italy Atalanta 11 FW Eduardo Vargas Italy Napoli 19 FW Edson Puch Argentina Huracan 22 FW Ángelo Henríquez Croatia Dinamo ZagrebMEXICO SQUAD 2015 : Head coach: Miguel Herrera (MEXICO)
Jr NO Pos. NAME NATION CLUB 1 GK Jose de Jesus Corona Mexico Cruz Azul 12 GK Alfredo Talavera Mexico Deportivo Toluca 23 GK Meliton Hernández Mexico Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz 2 DF Julio Domínguez Mexico Cruz Azul 3 DF Hugo Ayala Mexico Tigres de la UANL 4 DF Rafael Márquez Italy Hellas Verona 13 DF Carlos Salcedo Mexico Guadalajara 14 DF Juan Carlos Valenzuela Mexico Atlas 15 DF Gerardo Flores Mexico Cruz Azul 16 DF Adrián Aldrete Mexico Santos Laguna 21 DF George Corral Mexico Querétaro 22 DF Efraín Velarde Mexico Monterrey 5 MF Juan Carlos Medina Mexico Atlas 6 MF Javier Güemez Mexico Tijuana 8 MF Marco Fabián Mexico Guadalajara 10 MF Luis Montes Mexico Leon 11 MF Javier Aquino Spain Rayo Vallecano 17 MF Mario Osuna Mexico Querétaro 7 FW Jesús Manuel Corona Netherlands Twente 9 FW Raúl Jiménez Spain Atletico de Madrid 18 FW Enrique Esqueda Mexico Tigres de la UANL 19 FW Vicente Matías Vuoso Mexico Chiapas 20 FW Eduardo Herrera Mexico Universidad NacionalPARAGUAY SQUAD 2015 : Head coach: Ramon Diaz (ARGENTINA)
Jr NO Pos. NAME NATION CLUB 1 GK Justo Villar Chile Colo-Colo 12 GK Antony Silva Colombia Independiente Medellín 22 GK Alfredo Aguilar Paraguay Guaraní 14 DF Paulo da Silva Mexico Toluca 13 DF Miguel Samudio Mexico America 4 DF Pablo Aguilar Mexico America 3 DF Marcos Caceres Argentina Newell's Old Boys 2 DF Ivan Piris Italy Udinese 19 DF Fabián Balbuena Paraguay Libertad 5 DF Bruno Valdez Paraguay Cerro Porteño 15 MF Víctor Caceres Brazil Flamengo 20 MF Osvaldo Martínez Mexico América 21 MF Nestor Ortigoza Argentina San Lorenzo 23 MF Richard Ortiz Mexico Toluca 17 MF Oscar Romero Argentina Racing 6 MF Osmar Molinas Paraguay Libertad 16 MF Eduardo Aranda Paraguay Olimpia 9 FW Roque Santa Cruz (c) Mexico Cruz Azul 18 FW Nelson Haedo Valdez Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 11 FW Edgar Benítez Mexico Toluca 8 FW Lucas Barrios France Montpellier 10 FW Derlis González Switzerland Basel 7 FW Raul Bobadilla Germany AugsburgCOLOMBIA SQUAD 2015 : Head coach: Jose Pekerman (ARGENTINA)
Jr NO Pos. NAME NATION CLUB 1 GK David Ospina England Arsenal 12 GK Camilo Vargas Colombia Atletico Nacional 22 GK Cristian Bonilla Colombia La Equidad Seguros 2 DF Cristian Zapata Italy Milan 3 DF Pedro Franco Turkey Besiktas 4 DF Santiago Arias Netherlands PSV 5 DF Darwin Andrade Belgium Standard Liège 7 DF Pablo Armero Brazil Flamengo 13 DF Carlos Valdes Uruguay Nacional 18 DF Juan Camilo Zuniga Italy Napoli 23 DF Jeison Murillo Spain Granada 6 MF Carlos Sanchez England Aston Villa 8 MF Edwin Cardona Mexico Monterrey 10 MF James Rodríguez Spain Real Madrid 11 MF Juan Cuadrado England Chelsea 15 MF Alexander Mejía Mexico Monterrey 16 MF Edwin Valencia Brazil Santos 9 FW Radamel Falcao (c) England Manchester United 14 FW Victor Ibarbo Italy Roma 17 FW Carlos Bacca Spain Sevilla 19 FW Teofilo Gutiérrez Argentina River Plate 20 FW Luis Muriel Italy Sampdoria 21 FW Jackson Martínez Portugal PortoPERU SQUAD 2015 : Head coach: Ricardo Gareca (ARGENTINA)
Jr NO Pos. NAME NATION CLUB 1 GK Diego Penny Peru Sporting Cristal 23 GK Pedro Gallese Peru Juan Aurich 12 GK Salomon Libman Peru Universidad Cesar Vallejo 13 DF Luis Advíncula Portugal Vitoria Setúbal 15 DF Christian Ramos Peru Juan Aurich 19 DF Yoshimar Yotun Sweden Malmo 4 DF Carlos Zambrano Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 2 DF Jair Cespedes Peru Juan Aurich 3 DF Hansell Riojas Peru Universidad Cesar Vallejo 16 DF Pedro Paulo Requena Peru Universidad Cesar Vallejo 6 MF Juan Manuel Vargas taly Fiorentina 5 MF Josepmir Ballon Peru Sporting Cristal 17 MF Carlos Lobatón Peru Sporting Cristal 7 MF Paolo Hurtado Portugal Paços de Ferreira 8 MF Edwin Retamoso Peru Real Garcilaso 20 MF Christian Cueva Peru Alianza Lima 22 MF Carlos Ascues Peru Melgar 21 MF Joel Sánchez Peru Universidad San Martín 14 FW Claudio Pizarro Germany Bayern Munich 10 FW Jefferson Farfán Germany Schalke 04 9 FW Paolo Guerrero Brazil Corinthians 18 FW Andre Carrillo Portugal Sporting 11 FW Yordy Reyna Germany RB LeipzigECUADOR SQUAD 2015 : Head coach: Gustavo Quinteros (ARGENTINA)
Pos. NAME NATION CLUB GK Alexander Domínguez Ecuador LDU Quito GK Librado Azcona Ecuador Independiente del Valle GK Esteban Dreer Ecuador Emelec DF Walter Ayoví Mexico Pachuca DF Juan Carlos Paredes England Watford DF Frickson Erazo Brazil Gremio DF Gabriel Achilier Ecuador Emelec DF Oscar Bagüí Ecuador Emelec DF Arturo Mina Ecuador Independiente del Valle DF Mario Pineida Ecuador Independiente del Valle DF John Narvaez Ecuador Emelec MF Christian Noboa Greece PAOK MF Jefferson Montero Wales Swansea City MF Michael Arroyo Mexico América MF Renato Ibarra Netherlands Vitesse MF Pedro Quiñónez Ecuador Emelec MF Juan Cazares Argentina Banfield MF Jonathan Gonzalez Mexico U. de G. MF Osbaldo Lastra Ecuador Emelec FW Jaime Ayoví Argentina Godoy Cruz FW Enner Valencia England West Ham United FW Fidel Martínez Mexico U. de G. FW Miller Bolanos Ecuador EmelecBOLIVIA SQUAD 2015 : Head coach: Mauricio Soria (BOLIVIA)
Pos. NAME NATION CLUB GK Hugo Suarez Bolivia Blooming GK Romel Quinonez Bolivia Bolívar GK Jose Penarrieta Bolivia Petrolero de Yacuiba DF Ronald Raldes (c) Bolivia Oriente Petrolero DF Marvin Bejarano Bolivia Oriente Petrolero DF Edemir Rodríguez Bolivia Bolívar DF Edward Zenteno Bolivia Jorge Wilstermann DF Ronald Eguino Bolivia Bolívar DF Miguel Hurtado Bolivia Blooming DF Leonel Morales Bolivia Blooming DF Cristian Coimbra Bolivia Blooming MF Jhasmani Campos Bolivia Bolívar MF Alejandro Chumacero Bolivia The Strongest MF Pablo Escobar Bolivia The Strongest MF Walter Veizaga Bolivia The Strongest MF Danny Bejarano Bolivia Oriente Petrolero MF Damir Miranda Bolivia Bolívar MF Damian Lizio Chile O'Higgins MF Martin Smedberg-Dalence Sweden IFK Göteborg MF Sebastian Gamarra Italy Milan FW Marcelo Martins Moreno China Changchun Yatai FW Ricardo Pedriel Turkey Mersin Idmanyurdu FW Alcides Peña Bolivia Oriente PetroleroVENEZUELA SQUAD 2015 : Head coach: Noel Sanvicente (VENEZUELA)
Pos. NAME NATION CLUB GK Dani Hernandez Spain Tenerife GK Alain Baroja Venezuela Caracas GK Wuilker Farínez Venezuela Caracas DF Oswaldo Vizcarrondo France Nantes DF Gabriel Cichero Venezuela Mineros de Guayana DF Roberto Rosales Spain Málaga DF Grenddy Perozo France Ajaccio DF Fernando Amorebieta England Middlesbrough DF Andres Tuenz Thailand Buriram United DF Wilker Angel Venezuela Deportivo Táchira MF Juan Arango Mexico Tijuana MF Franklin Lucena Venezuela Deportivo La Guaira MF Tomas Rincon Italy Genoa MF Cesar Gonzalez Venezuela Deportivo Táchira MF Luis Manuel Seijas Colombia Santa Fe MF Alejandro Guerra Colombia Atletico Nacional MF Ronald Vargas Turkey Balikesirspor MF Rafael Acosta Venezuela Mineros de Guayana MF Jhon Murillo Portugal Benfica FW Miku Spain Rayo Vallecano FW Salomón Rondon Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg FW Josef Martínez Italy Torino FW Gelmin Rivas Venezuela Deportivo Tachira>
COPA AMERICA - 2015
No Date 1 12.06.2015 : Chile -- 2-0 -- Ecuador 2 13.06.2015 : Mexico -- 0-0 -- Bolivia 3 14.06.2015 : Uruguay -- 1-0 -- Jamaica 4 14.06.2015 : Argentina -- 2-2 -- Paraguay 5 15.06.2015 : Colombia -- 0-1 -- Venezuela 6 15.06.2015 : Brazil -- 2-1 -- Peru 7 16.06.2015 : Ecuador -- 2-3 -- Bolivia 8 16.06.2015 : Chile -- 3-3 -- Mexico 9 17.06.2015 : Paraguay -- 1-0 -- Jamaica 10 17.06.2015 : Argentina -- 1-0 -- Uruguay 11 18.06.2015 : Brazil -- 0-1 -- Colombia 12 19.06.2015 : Peru -- 1-0 -- Venezuela 13 20.06.2015 : Mexico -- 1-2 -- Ecuador 14 20.06.2015 : Chile -- 5-0 -- Bolivia 15 21.06.2015 : Uruguay -- 1-1 -- Paraguay 16 21.06.2015 : Argentina -- 1-0 -- Jamaica 17 22.06.2015 : Colombia -- 0-0 -- Peru 18 22.06.2015 : Brazil -- 2-1 -- Venezuela Quarter Final 19 25.06.2015 : CHILE -- 1-0 -- URUGUAY 20 26.06.2015 : BOLIVIA -- 1-3 -- PERU 21 27.06.2015 : ARGENTINA -- 0-0,5-4(pen) -- COLOMBIA 22 28.06.2015 : BRAZIL -- 1-1, 4-5 (Pen) PARAGUAY Semi Final 23 30.06.2015 : CHILE -- 3-1 -- PERU 24 01.07.2015 : ARGENTINA -- 6-1 -- PARAGUAY 3rd/4th 25 04.07.2015 05:00am : PERU -- VS -- PARAGUAY FINAL 26 05.07.2015 01:30am : CHILE -- VS -- ARGENTINA
COPA AMERICA - 2015FRIENDLY MATCH BEFORE THE TOURNAMENT
29.05.2015 Senegal ------( CANCELLED ) ---- Mexico 30.05.2015 Bolivia ------( CANCELLED ) ---- Venezuela 30.05.2015 Guatemala ------( 0-3 ) ---- Mexico 31.05.2015 Ecuador ------( CANCELLED ) ---- Panama 03.06.2015 Ecuador ------( 4-0 ) ---- Panama 03.06.2015 Mexico ------( 1-1 ) ---- Peru 05.06.2015 El Salvador ------( 0-1 ) ---- Chile 06.06.2015 Bolivia ------( 0-5 ) ---- Argentina ARG : Di María 25', 51', Sergio Aguero 29', 31', 55' 06.06.2015 Costa Rica ------( 0-1 ) ---- Colombia 06.06.2015 Honduras ------( 2-2 ) ---- Paraguay 06.06.2015 Guatemala ------( 1-5 ) ---- Uruguay URU : Diego Rolan 4', Cavani 19', 32', Arrascaeta 55', Abel Hernandez 57' 07.06.2015 Mexico ------( 0-2 ) ---- Brazil BRZ : GoalPhilippe Coutinho 28', Diego Tardelli 37' 07.06.2015 Panama ------( 0-4 ) ---- Ecuador 11.06.2015 Honduras ------( 0-1 ) ---- Brazil BRZ : Roberto Fermino 33'
FRIENDLY MATCH SCORE OF February, March & April 2015
04.02.2015: Honduras 2-3 Venezuela 11.02.2015: Venezuela 2-1 Honduras 26.03.2015: Bahrain 0-6 Colombia 26.03.2015: Chile 0-2 Iran 26.03.2015: France 1-3 Brazil 26.03.2015: Costa Rica 0-0 Paraguay 27.03.2015: Jamaica 2-1 Venezuela 28.03.2015: Morocco 0-1 Uruguay 28.03.2015: El Salvador 0-2 Argentina 28.03.2015: Mexico 1-0 Ecuador 29.03.2015: Brazil 1-0 Chile 30.03.2015: Colombia 3-1 Kuwait 30.03.2015: Jamaica 3-0 Cuba 31.03.2015: Peru 0-1 Venezuela 31.03.2015: Argentina 2-1 Ecuador 31.03.2015: Mexico 1-0 Paraguay 01.04.2015: Peru 0-1 Venezuela 01.04.2015: Argentina 2-1 Ecuador 01.04.2015: Mexico 1-0 Paraguay 15.04.2015: USA 2-0 Mexico
COPA AMERICA - 2015 (PREVIEW GROUP-A)10.06.2015: ADHIRAJ DUTTA
CHILE: : After a solid World Cup performance that saw them knock out Spain and give Brazil a scare, the hosts of this year's Copa America have looked a little rusty, losing friendly matches against Iran and Brazil. These losses have cost La Roja three positions in FIFA's ranking, but the Chileans are still on the world's top 20. With the veteran Juventus (Italy) star midfielder Arturo Vidal and Arsenal (England) striker Alexis Sanchez, The fourth-highest scorer in Chile’s history is coming off the back of a wondrous first season in the PL for Arsenal. After scoring 28 goals and relentlessly battering opposition defenses all season, the hosts will hope he’s not burned out.
Chile hopes homefield advantage will help it secure its first Copa America victory. Chile will benefit from having the weakest Group, and should advance deep into the tournament if its key players are able to stay healthy.
KEY PLAYER : Juventus (Italy) star midfielder Arturo Vidal and Arsenal (England) striker Alexis Sanchez.
COPA AMERICA PERFORMANCE : The six previous times Chile have hosted the Copa America they have finished third four times, runners up in 1955, 1956, 1979, 1987.
COACH : Jorge Sampaoli
EXPECTED LINE UP : (4-3-1-2): Claudio Bravo, Jean Beausejour, Gonzalo Jara, Gary Medel, Mauricio Isla, Felipe Gutierrez, Marcelo Diaz, Charles Aranguiz, Arturo Vidal, Alexis Sanchez, Eduardo Vargas
LAST 6 MATCHES of CHILE
06.06.2015 INT FRL Chile 1-0 El Salvador 29.03.2015 INT FRL Brazil 1-0 Chile 27.03.2015 INT FRL Chile 0-2 Iran 29.01.2015 INT FRL Chile 3-2 USA 19.11.2014 INT FRL Chile 1-2 Uruguay 15.11.2014 INT FRL Chile 5-0 Venezuela
MEXICO: Mexico comes to the Copa America with its sight set on the Copa de Oro, the most important tournament in the North and Central American region. With this tournament looming, most of their big names are staying home. ?Coach Miguel Herrera has called upon younger players with less international experience – with the notable exception of defender Rafa Marquez of Italian side Verona. Mexico is not expecting to do much in this tournament, and neither are most analysts. Mexico is the invitee team in this Edition of Copa america alongwith Jamaica.
KEY PLAYER : Defender Rafa Marquez of Italian side Verona's Center back and FC Twente's Jesús Manuel Corona, better known as Tecatito.
COPA AMERICA PERFORMANCE : Runners up – 1993, 2001
COACH : Miguel Herrera
EXPECTED LINe UP : (3-5-2): Jesus Corona; Julio Dominguez, Rafa Marquez, Hugo Ayala; Efrain Velarde, Tecatito, Juan Carlos Medina, Luis Montes; Raul Jimenez, Eduardo Herrera LAST 6 MATCHES OF MEXICO
08.06.2015 INT FRL Brazil 2-0 Mexico 04.06.2015 INT FRL Peru 1-1 Mexico 31.05.2015 INT FRL Mexico 3-0 Guatemala 16.04.2015 INT FRL USA 2-0 Mexico 01.04.2015 INT FRL Mexico 1-0 Paraguay 29.03.2015 INT FRL Mexico 1-0 Ecuador
ECUADOR: : The Andean country is suffering from a number of unexpected injuries that have left their main stars out of the tournament, including RCD Espanyol (Spain) striker Felipe Caicedo, who recently suffered muscular injuries, as well as Manchester United (England) winger and National team captain, Antonio Valencia. The whole attack will solely depend on West Ham forward Enner Valencia as strikers Angel Meno and Michael Orroyo are both out due to injuries as well, practically decimating La Tri’s offense. If Ecuador manages to somehow advance into the second round, don't expect them to go much further.
KEY PLAYER : Enner Valencia – West Ham’s striker scored 11 goals in 19 games for Ecudaor.
COPA AMERICA PERFORMANCE : Fourth place – 1959, 1993
COACH : Gustavo Quinteros
EXPECTED LINE UP : 4-4-2): Alexander Domínguez; Walter Ayovi, Gabriel Achilier, Frickson Erazo, Juan Carlos Paredes; Jefferson Montero, Osbaldo Lastra, Christian Noboa, Renato Ibarra; Miller Bolaños, Enner Valencia.
LAST 6 MATCHES OF ECUADOR
07.06.2015 INT FRL Ecuador 4-0 Panama 04.06.2015 INT FRL Panama 1-1 Ecuador 01.04.2015 INT FRL Argentina 2-1 Ecuador 29.03.2015 INT FRL Mexico 1-0 Ecuador 15.10.2014 INT FRL El Salvador 1-5 Ecuador 11.10.2014 INT FRL USA 1-1 Ecuador
BOLIVIA: : The squad has a new coach in Mauricio Soria, who has vowed to lift Bolivia's play. Soria has selected a squad of players predominantly from its local league, and the tournament could provide an opportunity for them to shine and attract international offers. However given their standing at 89th place in the FIFA ranking and having been routed 0-6 by Argentina in a recent friendly, Bolivia is certainly not a favorite to win this year's Copa America, and is unlikely to advance beyond the group stage.
KEY PLAYER : Striker Marcelo Martins of Changechun Yatai of China and also played for Shakhtar Donetsk, Wigan Athletic, Gremio and Werder Bremen.
COPA AMERICA PERFORMANCE : Runners up – 1997
COACH : Mauricio Sori
EXPECTED LINE UP : (4-2-3-1): Romel Quiñónez; Leonel Morales, Ronald Raldes, Ronald Eguino, Edemir Rodríguez; Alejandro Chumacero, Danny Bejarano; Damian Lizio, Pablo Escobar, Martin Smedberg-Dalence; Marcelo Moreno
LAST 6 MATCHES OF BOLIVIA
07.06.2015 INT FRL Argentina 5-0 Bolivia 31.05.2015 INT FRL Bolivia P-P Venezuela 19.11.2014 INT FRL Bolivia 3-2 Venezuela 15.10.2014 INT FRL Chile 2-2 Bolivia 10.09.2014 INT FRL Bolivia 0-1 Mexico 07.09.2014 INT FRL Bolivia 0-4 Ecuador
16.06.2015 - ADHIRAJ DUTTA : Argentina to face uruguay tomorrow.
Argentina take on Uruguay in La Serena in a crucial Group B encounter, where an Argentina loss can genuinely dent their hopes of securing a direct berth in the quarter finals of this year's Copa America in Chile. The Albiceleste squandered a 2-0 lead in their last match against Paraguay to end the match in a 2-2 draw, while Uruguay struggled to a 1-0 win against minnows Jamaica, thanks to a Cristian Rodriguez goal. Luis Suarez will not play the tournament as he is suspended for the whole tournament due to nine month international ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini during the 2014 World Cup.
With 56 goals, former Argentina forward Gabriel Batistuta is the highest goal scorer of Argentina. At the second spot, Lionel Messi is there with 45 goals in 97 games. Javier Zanetti have played most number of matches for Argentina [145 games].
For Uruguay, Luis Suarez have scored most times. So far in his career, the Barca player have netted 43 times. Another active player Diego Forlan have made most appearance [112 matches]. If Argentina wins the 2015 edition, they will equalize with Uruguay for the most Copa America title with 15.
Argentina once again will rely on captain Lionel Messi and Man City forward Sergio Aguero for goals. They will hope for an improved performance from the back 4 of Roncaglia, Otamendi, Garay and Rojo, as the defence was at fault for both goals during their match against Paraguay.
Meanwhile, with veteran Diego Forlan retiring and Luis Suarez still suspended following the infamous biting incident at the 2014 World Cup, their attack looks seriously depleted. Still the likes of Edison Cavani, Cristian Rodriguez and Diego Rolan have enough firepower between them to unsettle the Argentinian defence, which makes this Rio de la Plata derby a mouth watering clash and for the die-hard Indian football lovers, it should be worth setting an early 5am alarm to wake up and watch the match.
COPA AMERICA - 2015 ( GROUP ANALYSIS - GROUP B)10.06.2015: ADHIRAJ DUTTA : The toughest group in the 44th edition of Copa Amrica. Argentina won 14 times, Uruguay won 15 times and Paraguay won 2 times alongwith Jamaica in this group of the 2015 Copa America. While the two teams, Argentina and Uruguay, are the favorites to book their ticket into the knock out stage.
ARGENTINA : After a successful performance in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the Argentine side is seeking its 15th Copa America title, which would put it on par with Uruguay for most South American titles. Argentina has called up its best players for the tournament, including its top strikers Lionel Messi and Carlos Tevez both fresh from the Champions League final. According to FIFA's World Ranking, Argentina is the third best team in the world, making it the best ranking team in the tournament.
Argentina also benefits from being one of the teams that has suffered the least from injuries. Villareal defender Mateo Mussachio, who suffered a fracture in his left leg, is the only player who will not be available for selection. La Albiceleste is hungry for a tournament win, and they should go to the final as long as Messi maintains his incredible club football form.
PERFORMANCE IN COPA :: Winners 14 times (1921, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1955, 1957, 1959 (A), 1991, 1993) / RUNNERS UP - 12 TIMES.(1916, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1935, 1942, 1959, 1967, 2004, 2007)
COPA AMERICA 2011 : Quarterfinalist
Coach : Gerardo Martino
CPTAIN : Lionel Messi
KEY PLAYERS : Nahuel GUZMAN / Nicolas OTAMENDI- Valencia (Spa)/Javier MASCHERANO-Barcelona (Spa)/Lionel MESSI-Barcelona (Spa)/Sergio AGUERO-Manchester City (Eng).
EXPECTED LINE UP : (4-2-3-1): Sergio Romero; Pablo Zabaleta, Nicolas Otamendi, Martin Demichelis, Marcos Rojo; Javier Mascherano, Fernando Gago; Lionel Messi, Javier Pastore, Angel Di Maria; Sergio Agüero
URUGUAY : Currently holding more Copa America titles than any other team, defending champions Uruguay are looking to win their 16th tournament. La Celeste will rely on Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, who is coming off an outstanding season as the 2014-2015 Ligue 1 top goal scorer with 31 goals. Defensively, Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has come into his own over the last few years and is widely regarded as one of La Liga’s best.
However, this year’s Uruguay side will be without Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, who is still suspended from his infamous World Cup biting incident. There is also a significant gap in midfield, and without the brilliance of former Atletico de Madrid striker Diego Forlan and Suarez, there will likely be too much reliance on an offensive spark from El Matador. Uruguayan coach Oscar Tabarez is leading a side that has not replaced the veterans from the 2010 World Cup and 2011 Copa America campaigns, but may squeek into the quarter finals.
PERFORMANCE IN COPA : Winners 15 times (1916, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1935, 1942, 1956, 1959 (E), 1967, 1983, 1987, 1995, 2011)/ RUNNERS UP- 6 TIMES (1919, 1927, 1939, 1941, 1989, 1991)
COPA AMERICA 2011 : WINNER
Coach : Oscar Tabarez.
CPTAIN : Diego Godin
KEY PLAYERS : Edinson Cavani, Giorgian de Arrasceata. LUIS SUZEZ can't play in this Copa as a suspention from FIFA in last Brazil World Cup match against Italy.
EXPECTED LINE UP : (4-4-2): Fernando Muslera, Maxi Pereira, Diego Godin, Jose Gimenez, Alvaro Pereira, Nicolas Lodeiro, Alvaro Gonzalez, Carlos Sanchez, Cristian Rodriguez, Christian Stuani, Edinson Cavani.
PARAGUAY : Ramon Diaz, who will debut as coach of the Paraguayan side, sees the regional tournament as a warm-up towards the classification stage for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Paraguay, who had climbed as high as the 10th ranked team in the World in the 2000 squad that featured goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert and and a young Roque Santa Cruz, has fallen to number 86 in World ranking. Coach Diaz says he aims at building a younger squad, leaving behind the veterans, which is just as well given that La Albirroja will likely see a first round exit from the tournament.
PERFORMANCE IN COPA : Winners 2 times (1953, 1979) / RUNNERS-UP- 6 times (1922, 1929, 1947, 1949, 1963, 2011)
Copa America 2011 : Runners-up
Coach : Ramon Diaz
CAPTAIN : Roque Santa Cruz
EXPECTED LINE UP : (4-4-2 diamond): Justo Villar; Ivan Piris, Paulo da Silva, Pablo Aguillar, Miguel Samudio; Victor Caceres, Nestor Ortigoza, Osmar Molinas, Osvaldo Martinez; Lucas Barrios, Roque Santa Cruz
JAMAICA : The Reggae Boyz have been invited to the Copa America tournament for the first time, an important accomplishment for the Caribbean side. Considered the tournament's Cinderella, Jamaica will look to surprise South American teams given the little experience CONMEBOL teams have against the Jamaican squad. Coach Winfried Schäfer, who won the African Nations Cup with Cameroon in 2002, has his work cut out for him however, playing against Argentina and defending champions Uruguay. JAMAICA IS THE INVITEE TEAM IN THIS EDITION WITH MEXICO.
COACH : Coach: Winfried Schafer
CAPTAIN : Rodolph Austin
Players to watch : Rodolph Austin, Darren Mattocks
EXPECTED LINE UP : (4-4-1-1): Duwayne Kerr; Adrian Mariappa, Jermaine Taylor, Wes Morgan, Kemar Lawrence; Garath McCleary, Je-Vaughn Watson, Rodolph Austin, Jobi McAnuff; Joel Grant; Darren Mattocks
COPA AMERICA - 2015 ( PREVIEW GROUP - C)17.06.2015 : BRAZIL TO FACE COLOMBIA IN 2ND MATCH
The eighth time Copa America winner, Brazil has played their first match against Peru, won the match with a 2-1 scoreline and extend their winning streaks to 11 matches in a row now to face Colombia in 2nd match. Brazil beat Colombia 2-1 in FIFA WORLD CUP 2014 at home despite massive injury of Neymar when Juniga hits his back in the match and Neymar was out off the field. In last friendly matc against colombia Brazil won 1-0. Colombia last beat Brazil at the Copa America in 1991 by 2-0.
BRAZIL VS COLOMBIA IN COPA
21.01.1945 : Brazil 3-0 Colombia
17.04.1949 : Brazil 5-0 Colombia
24.03.1957 : Brazil 9-0 Colombia
14.03.1963 : Brazil 5-1 Colombia
07.07.1989 : Brazil 0-0 Colombia
13.07.1991 : Brazil 0-2 Colombia
19.07.1991 : Brazil 2-0 Colombia
13.07.1995 : Brazil 3-0 Colombia
19.06.1997 : Brazil 2-0 Colombia
Brazil won 7 times out of 9 head to head with Colombia in copa and lost and drew 1 each. scored 29 goals while conceded 3 only.
Colombia Expected Eleven: Ospina; Zuniga, Zapata, Murillo, Armero, Cuadrado, Sanchez, Valencia, Rodriguez, Martinez, Bacca
BRAZIL : 10.06.2015: ADHIRAJ DUTTA :: Still considered one of the best football teams in the world – winning more World Cups than any other country – Brazil has called some of its best players, including Barcelona's star Neymar Jr., and Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva. After a mixed performance during last year's World Cup, Brazil dropped to the 5th spot on the FIFA ranking.
The squad brought back former captain and coach Dunga, who will face difficulties as many of the players called for the tournament have suffered injuries including Real Madrid defender Marcelo, VfL Wolfsburg's midfielder Luiz Gustavo and Chelsea's offensive midfielder Oscar. Despite the injuries, the Brazil side is deep in talent and should advance in the tournament if their backfield holds and their offensive players contribute to share the burden with Neymar. Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho is set to make his major tournament debut, while fellow youngsters Felipe Anderson (22, Lazio), Roberto Firmino (23, Hoffenheim), Fred (22, Shakhtar Donetsk), Casemiro (23, Porto) and Douglas Costa (24, Shakhtar Donetsk) have been brought in to replace the likes of Oscar, Ramires, Paulinho and Luiz Gustavo.
Best Copa America finish: Champions – 1919, 1922, 1949, 1989, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2007
PERFORMANCE IN 2011 : Eighth
COACH : Dunga
Star man: Neymar - The 23-year-old has been named Brazil captain for the summer, and it's in no way a surprise as he’s simultaneously the side’s most reliable player (43 goals in 62 caps at the age of 23) and ever-present mainstay (of Robinho’s 96 caps, 16 have been won since the 2010 World Cup).
KEY PLAYERS : NEYMAR-Barcelona(Spa)/ JEFFERSON - Botafogo (BRA)/ DANILO-Porto (Por)/ MIRANDA-Atletico Madrid (Spa)/ Roberto FIRMINO - Hoffenheim (Ger)
EXPECTED LINE UP : (4-4-2): Jefferson; Marcelo, João Miranda, David Luiz, Danilo; Everton Ribeiro, Luiz Gustavo, Elias, Willian, Neymar, Roberto Firmino.
COLOMBIA : After a surprising performance during the last World Cup, Colombia is eager to show the soccer world that it deserves its 4th place FIFA ranking by winning its second Copa America. The squad, coached by Argentine Jose Pekerman, will feature a potent attack including Real Madrid star James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao, who is looking to redeem himself after a disappointing season at Manchester United. Striker Carlos Baca, who plays for Sevilla and prolific Porto forward Jackson Martinez, will also join Falcao and Rodriguez in the Los Cafeteros offense. Colombia’s goal scoring abilities should propel the side beyond the first round, at least.
Best Copa America finish: Champions – 2001
Manager: Jose Pekerman
Star man: James Rodriguez — Like Neymar, Rodriguez 23. Only this time around. A season of experience in Carlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid first team has seen James mature into one of the greatest attacking midfielders on the planet.
EXPECTED LINE UP : (4-3-3): David Ospina; Juan Zuniga, Jeison Murillo, Cristian Zapata, Pablo Armero; James Rodríguez, Abel Aguilar, Fredy Guarín; Carlos Bacca, Radamel Falcao, Juan Cuadrado.
PERU : Despite not playing in a World Cup since 1982, Peru's level has grown during recent years. In the 2011 Copa America, Peru came third after an impressive offensive performance. New coach Ricardo Gareca has called all of Peru's major stars including veteran Bayern Munich striker Claudio Pizarro, Schalke star Jefferson Farfan, Flamengo (Brazil) forward Paolo Guerrero and Fiorentina's Juan Manuel Vargas. It is the first time in which Gareca's leadership will be tested in a competitive level, but Los Incas will have a tough time advancing from a group that includes Colombia and Brazil.
Best Copa America finish: Champions – 1939, 1975
Manager: Ricardo Gareca
Star man: Paolo Guerrero — The 31-year-old forward of Brazilian side Corinthians and Carlos Zambrano - the 25 years old of Bundesliga side Schalke, has established himself as a regular in the Bundesliga.
EXPECTED LINE UP :(4-2-3-1): Pedro Gallese; Yoshimar Yotun, Christian Ramos, Carlos Zambrano, Luis Advíncula; Josepmir Ballon, Carlos Ascues; Juan Manuel Vargas, Andre Carrillo, Jefferson Farfan; Paolo Guerrero.
VENEZUELA : Until recently Venezuela has never been viewed as a football nation. Ever since hosting the 2007 Copa America, the country’s soccer program has improved dramatically, thanks in part to investments made in infrastructure made by the Venezuelan government. In the 2011 Copa America, dark horse Venezuela advanced to the semi-finals for the first time in their history, finishing fouth in the tournament.
This time around the Vinotinto will look to repeat their strong performance, but their stars including Zenit St. Petersburg striker Salomon Rondon and Rayo Vallecano's Miku will have to be at their best if they want to move past Colombia and Brazil. ?Given their group, the odds to make it out of the first round are not in Venezuela’s favour.
Best Copa America finish: 4th place – 2011
Manager: Noel Sanvicente
Star man: Salomon Rondon — The 25-year-old bagged 20 goals in his first full season at Zenit St. Petersburg
EXPECTED LINE Up : (4-2-3-1): Dani Hernández; Gabriel Cichero, Fernando Amorebieta, Oswaldo Vizcarrondo, Roberto Rosales; Franklin Lucena, Tomás Rincon; Josef Martínez, Juan Arango, Cesar Gonzalez; Salomón Rondón.
COPA AMERICA - 2015
Group A Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts 1 Chile 3 2 1 0 10 3 +7 7 2 Bolivia 3 1 1 1 3 7 -4 4 3 Ecuador 3 1 0 2 4 6 -2 3 4 Mexico 3 0 2 1 4 5 -1 2
20.06.2015 : CHILE -- 5-0 BOLIVIA
CHL : Aranguiz 3, 66; Sanchez 37, Medel 79, Raldes (o.g.) 86'
CHL : Bravo, Isla, Medel, Jara (Pizarro 70), Beausejour, Diaz, Aranguiz, Valdivia, Vidal (Fernandez 46), Sanchez (Henriquez 46), Vargas .
BOL : Quinonez, Rodriquez (M Bejarano 46), Raldes, Coimbra, Morales, Veizaga, Chumacero, Smedberg, Pedriel, Escobar (Lizio 61), Martins
Y/C : VMorales, Coimbra, Chumacero (BOL)
20.06.2015 : MEXICO -- 1-2 ECUADOR
MEX : Jimenez (pen 64)
ECU : Bolanos 26, Valencia 57
MEX : Corona, Valenzuela, Ayala, Velarde (Aquino 46), Dominguez, Flores, Medina, Guemez (Fabian 52), Jesus Corona (Herrera 62), Vuoso, Jimenez .
ECU : Dominguez, Achilier, Ayovi, Paredes, Mina, Noboa, Ibarra (Cazares 78), Lastra, Bolanos, Montero (Martinez 90+2), Valencia
16.06.2015 : CHILE -- 3-3 MEXICO
CHL : Vidal 22', 55' (pen.), Vargas 42'
MEX : Vuoso 21', 66', Jimenez 29'
CHL : Bravo, Albornoz (Beausejour 87), Medel Jara,, Isla, Diaz (Mena 71,), Aranguiz , Vidal, Valdivia , Sanchez , Vargas (Pinilla 85).
MEX : J Corona, Ayala , Dominguez, Valenzuela , Flores, Alderete (Salcedo 71), Guemez , JM Corona (Osuna 77), Medina (Aquino 64), Vuoso, Jimenez .
Y/C : Vidal, Pinilla. ( CHL)
16.06.2015 : Ecuador -- 2-3 Bolivia
ECU : Valencia 48', Bolanos 82'
BOL : Raldes 5', Smedberg-Dalence 18', Martins Moreno 43' (pen.)
ECU : Alexander Domínguez, Carlos Paredes, Gabriel Achilier, Frickson Erazo, Walter Ayoví, Christian Noboa, Pedro Quinonez, Martínez, Miller Bolanos, Jefferson Montero, Enner Valencia.
BOL : Romel Quinonez, Miguel Hurtado, Ronald Raldes, Edward Zenteno, Leonel Morales, Ricardo Pedriel,Alejandro Chumacero, Danny Bejarano .Martin Smedberg-Dalence, Damián Lizio, Marcelo Martins Moreno.
Y/C : Frickson Erazo , Pedro Quinonez (ECU)
Y/C : Romel Quinonez, Miguel Hurtado, Edward Zenteno (BOL)
13.06.2015 : MEXICO -- 0-0 BOLIVIA
MEX : Jesus Corona, Aldrete, Dominguez, Marquez (Aquino 64'), Ayala, Flores, Medina (Montes 81'), Corona, Guemez, Herrera (Jimenez 61'), Vuoso.
BOL : Quinonez, Raldes, Zenteno, Morales, Smedberg-Dalence, Campos (Escobar 71'), Hurtado, Chumacero, Danny Bejarano, Pedriel (Marvin Bejarano 85'), Martins
Y/C : Flores (MEX), Danny Bejarano, Escobar (BOTH BOL)
Referee : Enrique Caceres (Paraguay)
12.06.2015 : Chile -- 2-0 Ecuador
CHL : A. Vidal 67', Vargas 84'
Chile : Bravo, Isla, Medel, Jara, Mena, Diaz, Aranguiz (Pizarro 85'), Vidal, Valdivia(Matias Fernandez 68'), Beausejour(Vargas 46'), Alexis Sanchez
ECU : Dominguez, Paredes, Erazo, Achiller, Ayovi, Noboa, Lastra (Quinonez 68'), Fidel Martinez (Ibarra 79'), Montero, Bolanos, Enner Valencia
Booked: Jara, Matias Fernandez (CHL)
RED CARD : Matias Fernandez (ECU)
Booked: Fidel Martinez, Lastra (ECU)
Referee: Nestor Pitana (Argentina)
84': GOOOOOOAAALL : Alexis Sanchez forward pass for Eduardo Vargas and the QPR man made no mistake to Score..
67': GOOOOOOAAALL : Vidal scored from Spot kick. He was fouled in the box by Miller Bolanos.
*** first yellow card of Copa America 2015, ecuador's Fidel Martinez who fouled Vidal of Chile.
*** Chile have won 3 of their last 4 opening games in the Copa America, losing the other one versus Brazil in the 2004 edition.
*** Chike Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has just won the treble with Barcelona in his first season. Arturo Vidal, the Juventus star who has helped them to four Serie A titles in a row and Runners-up in UCL 2014-15,. Fiorentina star Matias Fernandez back in the squad.
COPA AMERICA - 2015
Group B Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts 1 Argentina 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7 2 Paraguay 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5 3 Uruguay 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4 4 Jamaica 3 0 0 3 0 3 -3 0
21.06.2015 : ARGENTINA -- ( 1-0 ) -- JAMAICA
ARG : Higuien 11' : ARGENTINA REACH IN THE QR FINAL
ARG : Romero, Rojo, Garay, Demichelis, Zabaleta, Biglia, Pastore (Pereyra 59), Mascherano, Higuain (Tevez 72), Messi , Di Maria (Lamela 84)
JAM : Miller, Hector (Taylor 71), Morgan, Laing (Dawkins 71), Brown (Barnes 78), McAnuff, Watson, Austin, Mariappa, Lawrence, McCleary
Y/C : Pastore, Zabaleta (ARG)
Y/C : Austin, Hector, Laing (JAM)
21.06.2015 : PARAGUAY -- ( 1-1 ) -- URUGUAY
PAR : Barrios, 44 :: PARAGUAY REACH IN THE QR FINAL
URU : Gimenez, 29
URU : Muslera, M Pereira, Gimenez, Coates, A Pereira, Gonzalez, Rios, Sanchez (C Rodriguez 67), Hernandez (Stuani 46, ), Rolan, Cavani.
JAM :Villar, Caceres, Da Silva, Valdez, Piris, Bobadilla (D Gonzalez 68), Molinas, Otigoza (Ortiz 64), Benitez, Valdez , Barrios (Santa Cruz 72).
17.06.2015 : ARGENTINA -- ( 1-0 ) -- URUGUAY
ARG : Auguero 56'
ARG : Romero, Zabaleta, Garay, Otamendi, Rojo, Mascherano, Biglia, Pastore (Banega 79), Messi, Aguero (Tevez 82), Di Maria (Pereyra 89)
URU : Muslera, M Pereira, Gimenez, Godin, A Pereira, Rios, Rolan, Gonzalez, Lodeiro (Hernandez 69), C Rodriguez (Sanchez 64), Cavani
Y/C : Lodeiro, Godin. (URU)
17.06.2015 : PARAGUAY -- ( 1-0 ) -- JAMAICA
PAR : Benitez 36'
PAR : Silva Valdez, P. Aguilar, Da Silva, Samudio (Piris 77), Gonzalez, Ortigoza, V. Caceres, Benitez (Molinas 86), Santa Cruz, Bobadilla (Valdez 75)
URU : Kerr; Mariappa, Hector, Morgan, Lawrence; Austin, Watson (Laing 57), McCleary; Barnes (Brown 62), Dawkins (Mattocks 76), McAnuff
Y/C : Valdez (PAR)
14.06.2015 : URUGUAY -- ( 1-0 ) -- JAMAICA
URU : Rodriguez 52'
URU : Muslera, Maxi Pereira, Gimenez, Godin, Alvaro Pereira, Sanchez (Stuani 73'), Arevalo Rios, Lodeiro (Gonzalez 86'), Cristian Rodriguez (De Arrascaeta 64'), Rolan, Cavani.
JAM : Kerr, Lawrence, Morgan, Mariappa, Hector, McCleary, McAnuff, Austin, Barnes, Dawkins (Laing 54'), Mattocks (Brown 75).
Y/C : Alvaro Pereira, Godin (URU)
Y/C : McAnuff (JAM)
14.06.2015 : Argentina -- ( 2-2 ) -- Paraguay (FT)
ARG : Auguro 29', Messi (Pen 39') 3rd IN COPA CARRER
PAR : Valez 60', Barios 90'
ARG : Romero, Roncaglia, Garay, Otamendi, Rojo, Banega (Biglia 80'), Mascherano, Pastore (Tevez 76'), Messi, Aguero (Higuain 76'), Di Maria.
PAR : Villar, M Caceres, Da Silva, Aguilar, Samudio, Bobadilla (Benitez 66',), Caceres, Ortigoza, Ortiz (Gonzalez 46'), Valdez, Santa Cruz (Barrios 79')
Y/C : Roncaglia, Otamendi (ARG)
Y/C : Aguilar, Ortiz, Barrios, Gonzalez (PAR)
REF : Wilmar Roldan (Colombia)
MESSI'S PERFORMANCE IN COPA AMERICA 2007 and 2011
13.06.2015: Messi has had an incredible season for Barcelona, helping his club to win the Champions League, La Liga and Copa Del Rey treble with 58 goals in 57 appearances. The Argentine striker is looking to help his country win Copa America for the first time since 1993.
Messi played on Copa America on two occasions, in 2007 when the tournament was held in Venezuela and in Argentina in 2011. Both tournaments were unsuccessful for the Blue-Whites.
Year Goals Assists Matches Place 2007 2 1 6 Runners-up 2011 0 3 4 Quarter-Finals
in 2007 Copa America which held in Venezuela Messi was elected young player of the tournament at the age of 20. In the first game, he assisted Harnan Crespo to win against USA over 4-1 margin. In the second match against Colombia he was fouled in the box and Crespo went on to convert the penalty and tie the game to 1-1 and finally Argentina win the gane 4-2. In the third group match against Paraguay, Messi had another assist to Javier Mascherano as Argentina won 1-0 to reach in the Qr Final.
In the quarte rfinals Argentina easily defeated Peru by 4-0 and Messi scored the second goal in the game. In the Semi Final against Mexico Argentina won 3-0 where Messi scord the 2nd goal for the team. But in the Final against arch rival Brazil, Messsi's Argentina lost 0-3. Overall Messi scored 2 goals in that Copa America Tournament.
In 2011, Argentina hosted the Copa America and all eyes were on Messi. Messi was officially voted the best player in the world for the first time in his career, he won FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2010 and had a stellar performance in Champions League, scoring 12 goals in that competition. Barcelona won their third title in six years.
However, he had a very bad, goalless tournament, although he finished as a joint top assistant with three assists. Argentina lost in quarterfinals against Uruguay (5-4 in the penalty shoot-out). Messi converted the first penalty for Argentina, but that wasn’t enough for the hosts to go through in Semi final.
COPA AMERICA - 2015
Group C Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts 1 Brazil 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6 2 Peru 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4 3 Colombia 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4 4 Venezuela 3 1 0 2 2 3 -1 3
Brazil advanced to play Paraguay (runners-up of Group B).
Peru advanced to play Bolivia (runners-up of Group A).
Colombia (as one of the two best third-placed teams) advanced to play Argentina (winners of Group B).
22.06.2015 : BRAZIL -- 2-1 VENEZUELA
BRZ : Silva 9, Firmino 51
VEN : Fedor 84
BRZ : Jefferson, Alves, Silva, Miranda, Filipe Luis, Fernandinho, Elias, Willian, Coutinho (Tardelli 67), Firmino (Luiz 67), Robinho (Marquinhos 76)
VEN : Baroja, Rosales, Tunez, Vizcarrondo, Chichero, Rincon, Vargas (Gonzalez 46), Seijas (Martinez 46), Guerra (Fedor 72), Arango, Rondon.
Y/C : Silva.(BRZ)
Y/C : Tunez, Vargas, Seijas(VENL)
22.06.2015 : COLOMBIA -- 0-0 PERU
COL : Ospina; Zuniga, Zapata, Murillo, Armero; Cuadrado, Sanchez, Valencia, James Rodriguez; Teo Gutierrez, Falcao PER : Gallese; Advíncula, Zambrano, Ascues, J.Vargas; Sánchez, Lobaton, Ballon, Cueva; Pizarro, Guerrero
19.06.2015 : PERU -- 1-0 VENEZUELA
VEN : Pizzaro 76'
18.06.2015 : BRAZIL -- 0-1 COLOMBIA
VEN : Murillo 36'
COL : Ospina, Zuniga, Zapata, Murillo, Armero, Sanchez , Valencia (Mejia 80), Cuadrado, James, Teo (Bacca 76), Falcao (Ibarbo 69).
BRZ : Jefferson, Alves, Silva, Miranda, Filipe Luis, Fernandinho, Elias (Tardelli 76), Willian (Costa 69), Neymar, Fred (Coutinho 46), Firmino
Y/C : Fernandinho, Neymar, Firmino.(BRZ)
Y/C : Teo (COL)
R/C : Bacca (COL)
R/C : Neymar (BRZ)
15.06.2015 : COLOMBIA -- 0-1 -- VENEZUELA
VEN : Solomon Rondon 60'
COL : Ospina, Armero (Martinez 82), Zapata, Murillo, Sanchez (Martinez 64), Rodriguez, Valencia, Cuadrado, Zuniga, Bacca (Gutierrez 72), Falcao.
VEN : Baroja, Vizcarrondo, Amorebieta, Rosales, Tunez, Arango (Cichero 86), Seijas (Lucena 75), Rincon, Vargas (Gonzalez 78), Guerra, Rondon. Y/C : Zapata, Sanchez, Rodriguez.(COL)
15.06.2015 : BRAZIL -- 2-1 PERU
BRZ : NEYMAR 5', COSTA 90+2' (Neymar headed home his 44th international goal in 64 matches)
PER : GUEVA 3'
BRZ : Jefferson, Alves, David Luiz, Miranda, Filipe Luís; Fernandinho, Elias, Fred (Firmino 74'), Willian (Everton Ribeiro 85'), Neymar , Diego Tardelli (Douglas Costa 65').
PER : Gallese, Advíncula, Zambrano, Ascues, Juan Vargas (Yotún 87'), Ballon, Lobaton, Joel Sanchez, Cueva (Reyna 81'); Farfan (Carrillo, 82') Paolo Guerrero.
28.06.2015: BRAZIL -- 1-1, 4-5 (Pen) -- PARAGUAY
BRZ : Robinho 15
PAR : Gonzalez 72 (pen)
BRZ : Jefferson, Alves, Silva, Miranda, Filipe Luis, Fernandinho, Elias, Willian (Costa 60), Coutinho, Robinho (Ribiero 87), Firminho (Tardelli 69)
PAR : Villar, Aguilar, Da Silva, B Valdez, Piris, Gonzalez, V Caceres, Aranda (Martinez 77), Benitez (Romero 84), Santa Cruz, N Valdez (Bobadilla 73)
Brazil 1-0 Paraguay : Fernandinho score
Brazil 1-1 Paraguay : Martinez score
Brazil 1-1 Paraguay : Everton Ribeiro miss
Brazil 1-2 Paraguay : Caceres score
Brazil 2-2 Paraguay : Miranda score
Brazil 2-3 Paraguay : Bobadilla score
Brazil 2-3 Paraguay : Douglas Costa misse
Brazil 2-3 Paraguay : Santa Cruz miss
Brazil 3-3 Paraguay : Coutinho score
Brazil 3-4 Paraguay : Gonzalez score
Y/C : Alves, Coutinho (BRZ)
Y/C : Aguilar, B Valdez, Martinez (PAR)
REF : Andres Cunha (Uruguay)
27.06.2015: ARGENTINA -- 0-0, 5-4 (Pen) -- COLOMBIA
ARG : : Romero, Zabaleta, Garay, Otamendi, Rojo, Biglia, Mascherano, Pastore (Banega 77), Messi, Aguero (Tevez 73), Di Maria (Lavezzi 87)
COL : Ospina, Zuniga, Zapata, Murillo, Armero, Cuadrado, Mejia, Rodriguez, Ibarbo (Muriel 86), Jackson (Falcao 74), Gutierrez (Cardona 24)
Y/C : Aguero, Mascherano, Messi (ARG)
Y/C : Rodriguez, Mejia, Arias, Cuadrado, Falcao (COL)
0-1: James Rodriguez (goal).
1-1: Leo Messi (goal).
1-2: Radamel Falcao (goal).
2-2; Ezequiel Garay (goal).
2-3: Juan Cuadrado (goal).
3-3: Ever Banega (goal).
3-3: Luis Muriel (outside).
4-3: Ezequiel Lavezzi (goal).
4-4: Edwin Cardona (goal),
4-4: Lucas Biglia (out).
4-4: Camilo Zuniga (to Romero)
4-4: Marcos Rojo (outside)
4-4: Jeison Murillo (outside)
5-4: Carlos Tevez (goal)
26.06.2015 : BOLIVIA -- 1-3 -- PERU
PER : Guerrero 20, 23, 77.
BOl : Moreno 84.
BOL : Quinonez, Hurtado (Escobar 46 mins), Zenteno, Coimbra, Raldes, Morales (Lizio 46), Chumacero, Danny Bejarano, Smedberg, Pena (Pedriel 68), Martins.
PER : Gallese, Advincula, Zambrano, Ascues, Vargas, Retamoso, Yotun, Farfán (Hurtado 77), Cueva (Reyna 82), Pizarro (Carillo 66), Guerrero.
Y/C : Bejarano, Escobar, Pedriel, Moreno (BOL)
Y/C : Advincula, Gallese, Yotun, Reyna. (PER)
Man of the match: Paolo Guerrero (Per)
25.06.2015 : CHILE -- 1-0 -- URUGUAY
CHL : Isla 81'
CHL : Bravo, Isla, Medel, Jara, Mena, Aranguiz, Diaz (Fernandez 71), Vidal, Valdivia (Pizarro 85), Sanchez, Vargas (Pinilla 71)
URU : Muslera, M Pereira, Gimenez, Godin, Fucile, Sanchez (J Rodriguez 85), Rios, Gonzalez, C Rodriguez, Rolan (Hernandez 58, ), Cavani
Y/C : Valdivia, Isla, Pinilla (CHL)
Y/C : Cavani, Fucile, Pereira (URU)
RED CARD : Cavani, Fucile (URU)
Man of the match: Jorge Valdivia (CHL)
COPA AMERICA - 2015 (SF-1)
SEMI - FINAL-1
30.06.2015: CHILE -- 2-1 -- PERU
CHL : Vargas 42, 64.
PER : Medel og 60
CHL : Bravo, Isla, Medel, Rojas, Albornoz (Mena 46), Vidal, Diaz (D Pizarro 46), Aranguiz, Valdivia (Gutierrez 86); E Vargas, Sanchez.
PER : Gallese, Advincula, Zambrano, Ascues, Vargas, Carrillo (C Pizarro 73), Ballon, Lobaton (Yotun 73), Cueva (Ramos 27), Farfan , Guerrero.
Y/C : Booked: Zambrano ( PER )
RED CARD : Zambrano( PER )
Referee: Jose Argote (Venezuela).
ADHIRAJ DUTTA : Having survived Uruguay in the Copa America quarter-finals, Chile will be looking to move one step closer to winning their first ever title at the major tournament with a victory over Peru on Tuesday morning.
Chile did remarkably well to reach the World Cup knockout stages last summer and, as a result, coach Jorge Sampaoli managed to keep his job. La Roja are now on a quest to win their first ever Copa America title and it seems as if they have never been closer to meeting their goal. The Chileans play in front of home fans and they have been producing very good performances at the 2015 Copa America so far.
Jorge Sampaoli’s team, though, defeated nine-man Uruguay in the quarter-finals, but they do not face a difficult task in Tuesday’s encounter against Peru. Chile will surely adopt an attack-minded approach against Peru.. A man to watch in the home side will be Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez, but Arturo Vidal will also pose a big threat for Peru defenders in the Copa America semi-final. Gonzalo Jara misses the match through suspension, but Jorge Sampaoli has no injury concerns ahead of the Peru game. Eduardo Vargas is likely to keep his place up front.
Peru suffered a 2-1 defeat to Brazil in the opening match of their Copa America campaign, but they have been producing scintillating displays ever since. Thanks to a goalless draw against Colombia in their final group game the Peruvians set up a meeting with Bolivia in the quarter-finals of the tournament and el Verde did not prove to be a big catch for la Albirroja.
Ricardo Gareca’s men are brimming with confidence ahead of Tuesday’s encounter against Chile, but the match against the hosts will be anything but a walk in the park for Jefferson Farfan and Co. Jose Paolo Guerrero scored a hat-trick in the 3-1 win over Bolivia and the former Bayern Munich attacker is widely expected to lead the attack for Ricardo Gareca’s team. Nonetheless, Chile outclassed Peru in their last meeting (3-0) and, taking everything into account, it should be a comfortable victory for the hosts.
Ricardo Gareca is unlikely to make too many changes to the team that faced Bolivia, but Claudio Pizarro is widely expected to drop to the bench. Andre Carrillo is pushing for a start.
COPA AMERICA - 2015 (SF-2)
SEMI - FINAL 2
01.07.2015: ARGENTINA -- 6-1 -- PARAGUAY
ARG : Rojo 15', Pastore 27', Di Maria 47', 53', Auguero 80', Higuain 83'
PAR : Barrios 43'
ARG : Romero, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Otamendi, Rojo, Pastore (Banega 73), Mascherano (Gago, 77), Biglia, Messi, Aguero (Higuain 81), Di Maria.
PAR : Villar, Valdez (Romero 56), P Aguilar, Da Silva, Piris, Gonzalez (Bobadilla 27), V Caceres, Ortiz, Benitez, Haedo, Santa Cruz (Barrios 30).
Y/C : Rojo, Biglia
Y/C : V Caceres, Da Silva, Ortiz
Ref: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)
ADHIRAJ DUTTA : Argentina started their Copa America journey against Paraguay with a 2-2 draw. Sergio Aguero scored the first one, and Messi followed with a penalty. In their next match they played against Uruguay and defeated them with a stunner by Aguero. The last group match against Jamaica, Argentina won with a 1-0 result, thanks to Higuain’s early goal.
PARAGUAY ALREADY PLAYED 3 SUPER POWER TEAMS - ARGENTINA, URUGUAY and BRAZIL
14 times Winner Argentina was unable to reach in Final from Semi Final = 4 Times (1919, 1956, 1963, 1989)
2 times Winner Paraguay was unable to reach in Final from Semi Final = 7 Times (1923, 1924, 1925, 1939, 1946, 1959, 1983)
14.06.2015 (GROUP LEAGUE) : Argentina -- ( 2-2 ) -- Paraguay (FT)
ARG : Auguro 29', Messi (Pen 39')
PAR : Valez 60', Barios 90'
Moving on to the Copa America quarter-final Argentina faced Colombia. A very competitive and high voltage match got into a penalty shootout when both the teams failed to score even after extra time. Finaly a Carlos Tevez winner in the penalities won Argentina a place in Copa America 2015 semi final, up against Paraguay once again.
HEAD To HEAD in COPA
Argentina won: 10
Paraguay won: 2
Paraguay started their journey against Argentina with the late goal draw at 90th minute. They won against Jamaica with a 1-0 score and got a draw against Uruguay with a 1-1 score. Having qualified as the group runner up they had to face Brazil in the quarters, and they also managed to move to semi final due to a penalty shoot-out win against the famous Selecao.
LAST 5 RESULTS betweeen the two
14.06.2015 Copa America Argentina (2-2) Paraguay
It is worth notifying that both countries play a style of football opposite to each other. While Argentina is playing short-passes all around the field with a sublime lead on ball posession, Paraguay is tending to have long ball attacks and counter attacks. Argentina generally is relying on grounders and grass-cutters mainly from inside of the box while Paraguay is lethal on cross and headers and long rangers.
Argentina is too much dependent on their forwards where as Paraguay is playing a team game all around. Argentina will try to end up the match as soon as possible with numerous goal leads while Paraguay have the nerve of a serial killer as they can come back from any point of the match. Argentine defence is looking sloth and less confident and defeating Brazil in their last match Paraguay would be on the epitome of confidence. Argentina produces some mesmerising situational movements and Paraguay knows how to destroy opponents in dead ball situations.
While Paraguay has a fully fit squad, Argentina has injury concerns over Fernando Gago, who suffered a muscle strain in training, and fellow midfielder Lucas Biglia (knee).
COPA AMERICA - 2015 (FINAL)
05.07.2015 (FINAL) : CHILE -- ( 0-0, 4-1 (Pen) ) -- ARGENTINA (FT)
CHL : Bravo, Isla, Medel, Silva, Beausejou, Aranguiz, Diaz, Vidal, Valdivia (Fernandez 75), Sanchez, Vargas (Henriquez 95)
ARG : Romero, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Otamendi, Rojo, Biglia, Mascherano, Pastore (Banega 81), Messi, Agueron (Higuain 74), Di Maria (Lavezzi 29) Y/C : Silva, Medel, Diaz, Aranguiz (CHL)
Y/C : Rojo, Masherano, Benega (ARG)
Chile: Matias Fernandez scored into the bottom left corner, 1-0.
Argentina: Lionel Messi scored into the bottom right corner, 1-1.
Chile: Arturo Vidal's scored to the left is gloved by Sergio Romero but went in, 2-1.
Argentina: Gonzalo Higuain shot wildly over the crossbar, 2-1.
Chile: Charles Aranguiz scored into the bottom right corner, 3-1.
Argentina: Ever Banega's shot to the bottom right well saved by Claudio Bravo, 3-1.
Chile: Alexis Sanchez shot the winner into the bottom left corner, 4-1.
ADHIRAJ DUTTA : This will be the 2nd time that Host Chile will face Argentina in the Final of Copa America after 1955. on 30th March 1955, the Copa America host Chile lost 0-1 to Argentina through a 59th minute score of Rodolfo Micheli. From 1920 to 2015, 37 times playing Chile host 7 times the Copa America but unable to win the title as only one time they stood 2nd place while 40 times playing Argentina host 9 times Copa where they won the title 6 times. After 1993 Argentina have a chance to win the Messi leaded Copa America in 2015 on the other hand Chile who stood 2nd in 1987 and got 3rd place as a host nation in 1991 also have a chance to win their 1st ever Copa.
Chile are one win away from their first Copa America success and face 2015 favourites Argentina in Saturday's final in Santiago. The hosts might not have as much talent across the board as their South American neighbours, but they will hope that a fervent home crowd can help them to victory.
Most appearances in a Copa América final: 26, Argentina Most wins : 111, Argentina Most losses : 81, Chile Most goals scored : 422, Argentina Argentina = HOST 9 TIMES 1916 ------ Runners 1921 ------ Winners 1925 ------ Winners 1929 ------ Winners 1937 ------ Winners 1946 ------ Winners 1959 ------ Winners 1987 ------ 4th 2011 ------ QRF Chile = HOST 7 TIMES 1920 ------ 4TH 1926 ------ 3RD 1941 ------ 3RD 1945 ------ 3RD 1955 ------ RUNNERS (1955 March 30, LOST 0-1 TO ARGENTINA) 1991 ------ 3RD 2015 ------ <>>
Not only are La Roja chasing a first Copa title, they have also never won a major international tournament in their history. They have come close, though. They have hosted the World Cup and Copa America on seven occasions and never not reached the semi-finals on their own turf. The Chileans have also been runners-up at the Copa on four occasions, the last of which came in 1987 when they fell to Uruguay in the final. Chile are this year's top scorers with 13 goals in five games and they possess the top marksman in Eduardo Vargas, who has netted four times, including a match-winning brace in the semi-final. The forward, who was on loan at Queens Park Rangers last season, sealed the win for Chile against Peru with a dipping long-range effort in the 64th minute. He has clearly been Chile's best player outperforming star players like Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal. Chile had finished top of Group B with two wins and a draw and edged out defending champions Uruguay in the quarter-finals.
ARGENTINA IN COPA WINNERS - 14 (1921, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1991, 1993) RUNNERS - 12 (1916, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1935, 1942, 1959, 1967, 2004, 2007) CHILE IN COPA WINNERS - NIL RUNNERS - 4 (1955, 1956, 1979, 1987)
Like Chile, Argentina drew one game in the group stage to finish top of Group B, setting up a quarter-final with Colombia. After a goalless 120 minutes, La Albiceleste ousted Los Cafeteros 5-4 on penalties to book a last-four match with surprise package Paraguay, who had toppled Brazil on penalties in the quarters. Paraguay couldn't match the highest-ranked team at the Copa as Argentina romped to a 6-1 triumph, with Angel di Maria netting two as Lionel Messi, who has one goal in the tournament, went scoreless. La Albiceleste have won the Copa 14 times and victory on Saturday would see them match Uruguay as the competition's most successful ever country.
Argentina's record in Copas hosted in Chile is quite superb - they have never failed to reach the final, winning it four times and finishing as runner-up on two occasions. They are, however, without a major competition win since the 1993 Copa in Ecuador, losing last year's World Cup final to Germany in extra time.