Copa America - Messi and Tevez Play for Argentina Team

Argentina 1-1 Bolivia

Copa America Update

Two of the top footballers in European competition are playing for Argentina in the Copa America - Carlos Tevez (Manchester City, Premier League) and Lionel Messi (AC Milan, Serie A). Argentina sit in second place in Group A after earning a draw against Bolivia.

It was only the first match of Argentina, and Lionel Messi was not satisfied with the performance of Argentina.

"Not what we expected, now we have to win the next matches" he said.

All national teams have played their first match. In six matches, four draws occurred and only Colombia and Chile emerged as winners. Only eight goals were scored to date.

Argentina face Colombia on July 6th.

Group A

Colombia currently sit top of Group A having beaten Costa Rica 1-0. The hosts Argentina got their campaign off to a disappointing start with a 1-1 draw with Bolivia and currently sit second in the group with their opponents third and Costa Rica sitting last. Argentina face Colombia on July 6 before Bolivia face Costa Rica a day later. In the final round of matches, Colombia will face Bolivia on July 10 and Argentina play Costa Rica on July 11.

Group B

Group B remains in deadlock with both opening games failing to produce any goals. Brazil were held to a 0-0 draw against Venezuela on July 3rd. Paraguay and Ecuador played out a 0-0 on the same day. Brazil face Paraguay on matchday two on July 9 and Venezuela face Ecuador. The final round of matches will be completed on July 13 where Paraguay will face Venezuela and Brazil go up against Ecuador.

Group C

Chile currently sit top of Group C having beaten Mexico 2-1 on July 4. Uruguay and Peru played out a 1-1 draw on the same date and therefore sit second and third respectively with Mexico’s loss putting them last. Uruguay face Chile and Peru face Mexico on July 8 before the final round of games sees Chile face Peru and Uruguay play Mexico on July 12.

Playoff Matches

  • The winner of Group A v Best third position
  • Second Group A v Second Group C
  • The winner of Group B v Second best third position
  • The winner of Group C v Second Group B

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