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Copa America verdict: Best and worst game, best goal, biggest surprise, more

Anthony Richardson recaps the Copa America Centenario final, including the most memorable moments from New Jersey.

Now that the 2016 Copa America has come to an end, we asked our writers to reflect on its highs and lows.


Tim Vickery: I enjoyed Argentina's semifinal display in the 4-0 win vs. the U.S. and Chile's 7-0 quarterfinal rout of Mexico immensely; they were magnificent team performances. But in terms of a game involving two teams, I think I might have to go with Ecuador 2-2 Peru. The Peruvians started out like a train, with Ecuador straining to get back in it.

Jeff Carlisle: Argentina 2-1 Chile: This...

Copa America schedule change makes sense in the short term but not the long term

Alejandro Dominguez and CONMEBOL's decision to change the Copa America schedule is controversial.
Alejandro Dominguez and CONMEBOL's decision to change the Copa America schedule is controversial.

There are two highly significant dates in the development of national team football in South America.

One is 1916, when the Copa America got underway. The world's first continental competition, it was held frequently in the early years -- at times annually -- and was responsible for a rapid rise in playing standards. Indeed, a straight line connects the Copa with the birth of the World Cup 14 years later. Uruguay's gold medals in the Olympics of 1924 and 28 made a compelling case for the view that...

FIFA backs Copa America to even-numbered years starting in 2020

Gianni Infantino believes Russia 2018 is the benchmark for Qatar to live up to at the 2022 World Cup.

FIFA has endorsed the South American confederation CONMEBOL's proposal to switch their Copa America competition to even years starting in 2020.

Football's world governing body announced its decision on Friday at the FIFA Council meeting in Kigali, Rwanda. 

FIFA also announced that the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations was formally moved from January/February to June/July of that year.

The Copa America will now be held every four years in line with UEFA's European Championship. The decision means next...

Brazil's Maracana one of only three World Cup venues to be used for 2019 Copa America

Maracana wide view Rio
Rio de Janeiro's Maracana hosted the 2014 World Cup final.

The 2019 Copa America final in Brazil will be held at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro while the opening match will take place at the Morumbi in Sao Paulo, organisers said on Tuesday.

The two semifinals will be staged at the Gremio arena in Porto Alegre and the Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) added.

The other two stadiums confirmed to host games are the Fonte Nova in Salvador and Palmeiras' ground the Allianz Parque.

The choice of the six stadiums...