Tag Archives: Copa America

Coutinho’s Brace Gives Brazil The Perfect Copa America Start Amidst Neymar’s Absence

A brace from Philippe Coutinho handed hosts Brazil a winning start to the Copa America on Friday in a 3-0 victory over Bolivia as the absence of superstar Neymar was quickly forgotten. Barcelona’s Coutinho scored from the penalty spot early in the second half and added a close-range header three minutes later. Substitute Everton netted…

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Messi Registers Brace As Argentina Cruise Past Nicaragua In 5-1 Win

Barcelona and Argentine Talisman, Lionel Messi scored a first-half double as Argentina warmed up for the Copa America with a comprehensive 5-1 win over Nicaragua on Friday in San Juan. The Central Americans, who will participate in this month’s Gold Cup tournament while Argentina battle it out in Brazil, frustrated the home side initially. However, captain Messi sparked…

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Brazilian Star Forward Neymar Ruled Out Of Copa America, Following Ankle Injury

Brazilian talisman forward, Neymar has been ruled out of the Copa America after he suffered an ankle injury in Brazil’s friendly meeting with Qatar. The skillful forward will unfortunately miss Brazil’s Copa America campaign due to a ligament rupture in his right ankle in a huge blow for the host nation. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) confirmed the news…

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