The Copa America got underway Saturday morning and that has got football fans excited about international tournaments’. Brazil kickstarted their campaign with a 3-nil win against Bolivia. Philippe Coutinho got two of the goals after first converting from the penalty spot at the 50th minute. He headed home from close range for his second of the night. The best was Everton’s curling effort and was a fantastic strike taken when he found space to shoot close to the end.
Venezuela and Peru played out a goalless draw in the other group A match after being unable to convert their chances. Colombia won 2-0 against Argentina in the clash for the control of group B. This is their first win against Argentina in 12 years and is as a result of the lack of cohesion between the Argentine players. Argentina controlled the match, with them having most of the ball during the duration of the match. They also had the most shots on target and most pass completed of both teams. A moment of lost concentration saw Colombia score through Roger Martinez in the 71st minute. Duvan Zapata completed the win when he scored four minutes from time.
Argentina still has a chance to qualify for the knockout stages but must pick themselves up quickly. Paraguay and Qatar also played a 2-2 draw in their group matchup. Paraguay was a goal up inside four minutes of the match when Oscar Cardozo converted from the penalty spot. Qatar was unfazed though and the pace of Ali Almoez caused the Paraguayan defence problems. A goal early in the second half put Paraguay 2-0 up but Ali Almoez scored to half the deficit. The comeback was complete when Juan Rodrigo Rojas put through his own net thirteen minutes from time. Both teams were unable to score and take the three points.
Uruguay easily won their opening match against Ecuador 4-0 with Nicolas Lodeiro opening the scoring in the 6th minute. Subsequent strikes from Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez had the points wrapped up. An unfortunate Arturo Mina own goal made it four and sealed the scoreline.
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Ukraine won the Fifa under-20 world in Poland after a 3-1 comeback win against the South Koreans on Saturday. International tournaments ongoing are the Copa America and the Fifa women world cup with the third matchday soon to begin. Plenty of teams are still fighting for the chance of qualification to the knockout stages. USA and France are early favourites with their impressive performances in their opening two matches. Both teams have won two matches already and in quite impressive fashions. The USA was criticised with the manner in which they handled themselves during their 13-0 demolition of the Thailand national team. They then followed that up with another 3-0 defeat of chile. France meanwhile won their second match against Norway to stay top of the group.
Other teams also on two wins include Sweden, Germany, Canada, Netherland, and England. The knockout stage will be explosive and is already taking shape starting this night. To get the best prediction during the course of the tournaments and the upcoming Africa cup of nations join us at confirmbets home of the best football predictions.