30 June 2011

Copa America: the groups, the teams, the players

Joseph Sexton analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the Copa America contenders.
Pic: © Reuters

With the 43rd Copa America about to kick off, every side has strengths to bring to the table but what could be their downfall?

Group A 

Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Bolivia 

On the face of it, Group A is probably the easiest of the three groups to call. Argentina, hosts and tournament favourites have too much quality and cohesiveness about about them to have any major worries in topping the section.

Equally, it seems a no-brainer to call Colombia for the second automatic spot. Sleeping giants, the continents’ greatest underachievers may find goals taxingly hard to come by but they should prove too strong for both.......................... Read the full article here on STV

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