After 4 matches, only 3 goals have been scored at the 2011 Copa America:
Following on from that opening Argentina 1 Bolivia 1 match, Columbia grabbed a narrow 1-0 victory in their opener, while Brasil v Venezuela and Ecuador v Paraguay each ended 0-0.
Special mention must go to Venezuela who put in a spirited performance against Brasil, with great performances from the likes of Rincon, Gonzalez and their assured keeper, Hernandez. Brasil had enough chances in the first half to win the match through Neymar and Robinho but, as it went on Venezuela grew in team spirit and character and could even have grabbed the three points near the death.
A record 196 countries will watch the 43rd Copa America.
Held since 1916, the Copa America is the oldest national teams’ football competition in the world. Major stars expected to play include Robinho, Neymar and Julio Cesar (Brazil), Messi, Di Maria and Javier Mascherano (Argentina), Claudio Pizarro (Peru), Roque Santa Cruz and Cardozo (Paraguay) Cavani, Forlan and Suarez (Uruguay) and Alexis Sanchez (Chile).
Copa America 2011
A blog from the 2011 Copa America and road trip around Argentina.