Category: Global

  • Brazil 2-1 Venezuela: Venezuela eliminated as Brazil top Group C

    Brazil 2-1 Venezuela: Venezuela eliminated as Brazil top Group C

    View image | gettyimages.com The biggest game of the Copa America 2015 group stage was upon us, this game would decide who finished where in Group C and who will play who in the first games of the knock-out phase.  Brazil took an early lead after nine minutes as a Robinho corner was met majestically…

  • Colombia 0-0 Peru: Both sides left to await their fates

    Colombia 0-0 Peru: Both sides left to await their fates

    View image | gettyimages.com Group C was perfectly poised going into the final match-day with all four sides sitting on 3 points. Colombia and Peru both had it all to play for, knowing defeat could condemn them to elimination.  Colombia started on the front foot, with Peru’s Pedro Gallese making a good save as Chelsea…

  • Argentina 1-0 Jamaica: La Albiceleste fortunate to top Group B

    Argentina 1-0 Jamaica: La Albiceleste fortunate to top Group B

    View image | gettyimages.com Argentina could top the group with a victory over already eliminated Jamaica, but La Albiceleste were through to the quarters regardless.  They started strongly with Lionel Messi, on his 100th appearance for the national team, looking to be his usual menacing self. Higuain had a couple of minor chances early on…

  • Uruguay 1-1 Paraguay: Qualification guaranteed for Los Guaraníes

    Uruguay 1-1 Paraguay: Qualification guaranteed for Los Guaraníes

    View image | gettyimages.com The game was a must win for Uruguay if they were to qualify in the top two positions, while a win or draw suited Paraguay’s qualification hopes.  The game was sloppy in the opening stages, with two early bookings for Abel Hernández and Néstor Ortigoza. The opening twenty minutes were uneventful…

  • Chile 5-0 Bolivia: What crisis?

    Chile 5-0 Bolivia: What crisis?

    View image | gettyimages.com After the news of Arturo Vidal’s drink-driving incident, many people claimed Chile were in crisis, this game suggested otherwise.  Chile and Bolivia were tied in first and second on four points each. After Ecuador’s victory over Mexico, both sides were confirmed as qualified, it was just a matter of deciding who…

  • Mexico 1-2 Ecuador: Bolaños gives Ecuador faint hope in Copa America 2015

    Mexico 1-2 Ecuador: Bolaños gives Ecuador faint hope in Copa America 2015

    View image | gettyimages.com Ecuador were in desperate need of a win in order to stand a chance of qualifying, while Mexico also needed a win if they were to avoid relying on a third place qualification.  Ecuador started brilliantly, with Miller Bolaños striking straight at Jesus Corona in the opening minutes. Their strong start…

  • West Ham United target Gignac ends speculation by confirming new club

    West Ham United target Gignac ends speculation by confirming new club

    View image | gettyimages.com Former Marseille striker André-Pierre Gignac has ended speculation of a transfer to a number of Premier League clubs by confirming he has signed for Mexican side Tigres. Transfer news surrounding Gignac had been rife with the likes of Newcastle, West Ham and even Liverpool linked with the 29-year-old’s signature. Gignac, who…

  • Peru 1-0 Venezuela: Pizarro leaves Group C on a knife edge

    Peru 1-0 Venezuela: Pizarro leaves Group C on a knife edge

    View image | gettyimages.com Following on from their shock victory over Colombia, Venezuela were looking to seize a surprise pole position in qualifying for the knockout phase with victory over Peru.  The game started at speed, with Venezuela going close inside seven minutes. Alejandro Guerra’s cross was met by Salomón Rondón, but his poked effort…

  • Brazil 0-1 Colombia: Murillo keeps things close in Group C

    Brazil 0-1 Colombia: Murillo keeps things close in Group C

    View image | gettyimages.com After a late win against Peru in their first match of Group C, Brazil looked to double their points tally with victory over Colombia, who surprisingly lost to Venezuela in their opening game. Colombia began strongly, dominating the midfield early on as they set out to prove they had learnt  from…

  • Paraguay 1-0 Jamaica: Los Guaraníes triumph in close-cut tie

    Paraguay 1-0 Jamaica: Los Guaraníes triumph in close-cut tie

    View image | gettyimages.com Paraguay came in to this game after rescuing a late draw against tournament favourites Argentina and were able build on their strong start by beating Jamaica, thanks to a moment of madness from Duwayne Kerr.  The game began in dull fashion, with twenty minutes passing before we saw the first save of…