13 July 2011

Sluggish Brazil sweat on Copa progress

IT'S taken time, but the Copa América has finally begun to take shape over the last few days. Last night, Group C reached its conclusion. Chile sealed top spot after a last gasp winner in an ill-tempered
encounter with Peru, while in La Plata, Uruguay’s profligacy saw them ride their luck en route to another 1-0 victory over an inexperienced Mexico selection.
This leaves one quarter final pairing confirmed, and what a mouthwatering prospect that is; on Saturday night Uruguay will face hosts Argentina in Santa Fe (23:15 GMT).
The two neighbours have proceeded on differing trajectories in this tournament. Uruguay started impressively against Peru but have stuttered since. Following a disappointing 1-1 opener with Bolivia..........
Read the full article here on The Irish Examiner Sports Desk Blog

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