Argentina's fury at their Copa 2019 exit prompted reports they could play in UEFA, a suggestion which has been swiftly denied by the governing body. UEFA has denied reports it would entertain inviting Argentina into its European competitions following the 2019 Copa America.Add your comment!
Uruguayan born Barcelona striker Luis Suarez said losing 4-0 to Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals was as painful as when he was sent home from the 2014 World Cup for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini and banned from football for four months.
Copa America hosts Brazil will stop known violent foreign fans from entering the country for the South American football tournament starting next month, officials said on Monday. Troublesome supporters identified by border control and immigration officers will be turned back, the justice and public security ministry said. The order takes immediate effect.
Fifa hit Chile with a two-match stadium ban and a 30,000 Swiss franc (US$29,000) fine on Monday for a fresh bout of homophobic chanting by their fans. The Copa America champions are barred from playing at their Santiago home stadium for matches against Paraguay and Ecuador next year.
Chile defender Gonzalo Jara will miss the rest of the current Copa America after being suspended for three matches for sticking his finger up an opponent's backside and feigning injury during a match.
The following feature piece from Reuters written by Hillary Burke and Malena Castaldi gives an idea of Uruguay’s international standing.
In Buenos Aires Monumental stadium the match was 2-0 with a few minutes left and Uruguay ready for a Sunday record crowning 15th Copa America when Diego Forlan scored for the second time.
President Hugo Chavez proclaimed Venezuela had been robbed of their victory goal after his team was beaten on penalties by Paraguay in the Copa America semi-finals.
Paraguay beat Venezuela 5-3 on penalties to reach the Copa America final after regulation and extra-time produced a goalless draw. The Wednesday night match played in the Malvinas Argentina stadium of the city of Mendoza ended with a general brawl among some players and assistants.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez scored twice as Uruguay beat Peru 2-0 to reach the Copa America final, where it will try for a record 15th South American soccer championship.