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Jul 5, 2015

Chile image burnished after staging successful Copa

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – A well-organised soccer tournament where the stadiums were largely completed on time and the fans behaved — Chile’s hosting of the Copa America has burnished its credentials as Latin America’s can-do country.

Their players on the pitch also took away the trophy for good measure.

With 12 nations taking part, holding the South American competition is not on the scale of the World Cup, but still provided logistical difficulties in a region where hooliganism has often dogged games.

Jul 5, 2015

Soccer-Chile image burnished after staging successful Copa

SANTIAGO, July 5 (Reuters) – A well-organised soccer tournament where the stadiums were largely completed on time and the fans behaved — Chile’s hosting of the Copa America has burnished its credentials as Latin America’s can-do country.

Their players on the pitch also took away the trophy for good measure.

With 12 nations taking part, holding the South American competition is not on the scale of the World Cup, but still provided logistical difficulties in a region where hooliganism has often dogged games.

Jul 2, 2015

Bitter rivals Chile and Argentina face off in soccer showdown

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – It’s a geopolitical rivalry that has seen a clash of generals, a near-war over territory, and accusations of treachery and arrogance.

Now it’s getting serious. Argentina and Chile are playing a soccer final.

On Saturday, the two South American neighbors will battle it out to be crowned champions of the quadrennial Copa America, a tournament followed with a fervour on the continent that comes second only to the World Cup. And perhaps none want to win it quite so badly as Chile and Argentina.

Jul 1, 2015

Argentina odds-on favorites to lift Copa America

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Argentina are odds-on favorites to win the Copa America for the first time since 1993 by beating Chile in Saturday’s final.

They are mostly quoted at 4-7 to lift the trophy while the hosts are 6-4, according to betting aggregator oddschecker.com.

Jul 1, 2015

Soccer-Argentina odds-on favourites to lift Copa America

SANTIAGO, July 1 (Reuters) – Argentina are odds-on favourites to win the Copa America for the first time since 1993 by beating Chile in Saturday’s final.

They are mostly quoted at 4-7 to lift the trophy while the hosts are 6-4, according to betting aggregator oddschecker.com.

Jun 24, 2015

Peru favorites in all-Andean Copa quarter-final

SANTIAGO, June 24 (Reuters) – Two teams that were perhaps not expected to make it to the knockout stages of the Copa America will face each other on Thursday when Peru take on Bolivia in the second quarter-final.

Both teams won one, drew one, and lost one in the group stages, but Peru looked more convincing than their Andean neighbors in a tougher group, beating the promising Venezuela and holding World Cup quarter-finalists Colombia to a draw.

Jun 23, 2015

No let-up seen in Santiago’s driest June in 50 years

SANTIAGO, June 23 (Reuters) – The Chilean capital of
Santiago has experienced the driest June in half a century,
leading to headache-inducing levels of pollution and Andean ski
slopes bereft of snow, with no rain clouds on the horizon,
meteorologists say.

There has been zero precipitation in the month to date in
Santiago – the first time that has happened in fifty years.

Jun 20, 2015

Higuain gives Argentina modest 1-0 win over Jamaica

VINA DEL MAR, Chile (Reuters) – An early goal from Gonzalo Higuain was enough to give Argentina a 1-0 victory over Jamaica at the Copa America on Saturday and secure their place in the quarter-finals as winners of Group B.

Higuain collected a pass from Angel di Maria in the 11th minute and turned his marker in the box before firing a low shot past Dwayne Miller in the Jamaican goal.

Jun 20, 2015

Soccer-Higuain gives Argentina modest 1-0 win over Jamaica

VINA DEL MAR, Chile, June 20 (Reuters) – An early goal from Gonzalo Higuain was enough to give Argentina a 1-0 victory over Jamaica at the Copa America on Saturday and secure their place in the quarter-finals as winners of Group B.

Higuain collected a pass from Angel di Maria in the 11th minute and turned his marker in the box before firing a low shot past Dwayne Miller in the Jamaican goal.

Jun 11, 2015

Corruption scandal in Latin America takes shine off Copa America

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – It should be South America’s showpiece soccer tournament. Instead the Copa America kicks off in Chile on Thursday as a widening U.S.-led investigation lifts the lid on rampant corruption among the sport’s top officials.

The probe has exposed a criminal enterprise running from racketeering and bribery to wire fraud and money laundering, and the list of suspects now facing extradition to the United States reads like a who’s who of Latin America’s soccer establishment.

    • About Rosalba

      "I am senior correspondent for Reuters in Chile, based in Santiago and reporting on everything Chilean, from macroeconomics and markets to weather and wine. Formerly I covered UK company news from London for Reuters and Thomson Financial, and have also contributed to a number of travel guides."
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      2008
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