Friday, July 1, 2011

Up for the Copa

It's Copa America time again, with hosts Argentina kicking-off in La Plata against Bolivia at 20:45 EST.

Brazil are seeking a hat-trick of Copas, having beaten La Albiceleste in the final of 2004 and again, devsatatingly, in 2007:

Argentina will be hoping that Buenos Aires' Estadio Monumental will host a happier occasion on July 24th than last Sunday's relegation for River Plate and ensuing riots.

Tim Vickery, Jonathan Wilson, Tim Sturtridge & Alejandro Perez and Michael Cox tell you all you need to know about this year's competition.

Speaking of the Copa, remember Steve Sampson's finest hour (along with beating Brazil in the '98 Gold Cup) -

*The US are out of the FIFA U-17 World Cup after being blitzed 4-0 by Germany in Queretaro, Mexico. The awesome Germans have scored 15 in four games with only one in reply.

QFs (July 3rd & 4th) - Uruguay v Uzbekistan, Japan v Brazil, Germany v England, France v Mexico.

*The US Women play Colombia in their second game of the Womens World Cup tomorrow (Sat) at 12 noon EST in Bochum, Germany.

-Sean O'Conor

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