In the Copa America final on July 7, Everton gave Brazil the lead, and Paolo Guerrero equalised for Peru before the hosts sealed a 3-1 win. Just three days later, both were in action for their clubs in the quarterfinals of the Brazilian Cup.
Once domestic football starts up, international tournaments are quickly brushed into the past, but it would be a mistake to do that to the Copa America. This year's tournament does not represent the end of a process; rather, it kicks off a new competitive...
Diego Maradona is in Naples. Judging by the vacant expression on his face in that scene, he could be a million miles away, though. A party goes on around him. The other guests are laughing and making merry. Christmas is approaching. Diego, so often the life and soul of these gatherings, is present in body, but where is his mind? A camcorder lingers on him staring into space. Chances are, if you followed his eyes, you still wouldn't be able to see what he is seeing.
Argentina star Lionel Messi was not included among the 2019 Copa America Best XI that was released on Tuesday, even though he led the tournament in several notable offensive categories.
Five Brazilians, two Peruvians and one player each from Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay and Chile made the cut for the all-star squad that was selected by the coaches of South American Confederation CONMEBOL.
Este es el equipo ideal de la CONMEBOL Copa América Brasil 2019, seleccionado por el Grupo de Estudio Técnico (GET) de la @CONMEBOL •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Este é o time ideal da CONMEBOL Copa América Brasil 2019, selecionado pelo Grupo de Estudo Técnico (GET) da @CONMEBOLpic.twitter.com/nhxYSMFODe