Early signs good from a thrilling Copa
With the group games over and the quarter final ties set, the Copa has proven to be one of the most entertaining and eventful in years.
Best player: Robinho Brazil have been awful but they were saved by Robinho, who scored all Brazil's four goals, including a hat trick against Chile. He's slippery and he has kept Brazil alive single handedly.
Best Young Player: Nery Castillo The 23-year old Olympiakos striker is no teenager but he wasn't well known before this tournament. He is now, after a Brazilian type goal against the Brazilians (and a horrific miss) and a poacher's goal against Ecuador helped Mexico to top place in Group B. Best team: Without a doubt Argentina Argentina haven't gone this long without a first class trophy since winning the World Cup in 1978 but they could end that drought with this side. Their defence is getting on and their keeper doesn't have the safest pair of hands but when their midfield turns it on they should score more than they concede.
Best goal: Argentina's second in the 4-2 win against Colombia Javier Mascherano won the ball in midfield, passed it to Lionel Messi, who fed Javier Zanetti on the right wing. He ran forward, looked up at the edge of the box and didn't so much cross the ball as chip it on to the head of the incoming Juan Roman Riquelme. It all seemed to happen in slow motion and they made it look so easy.
Best game: Colombia 2-4 Argentina Great game, great atmosphere. Argentina were as arrogant as they were awesome in this see saw game in Maracaibo. After going a goal down in 10 minutes they went in 3-1 up after some masterful midfield magic from Riquelme. But they took their foot off the pedal and almost paid the price when Colombia scored a second.