Uruguay 1-0 Mexico: Uruguay’s pressing leads to dominance, and progression to the knockouts

July 13, 2011
Uruguay 1-0 Mexico: Uruguay’s pressing leads to dominance, and progression to the knockouts

Alvaro Pereira’s scrappy goal set up a quarter-final showdown with Argentina. Read more »

Argentina 3-0 Costa Rica: Batista finally changes system, and Argentina progress

July 12, 2011
Argentina 3-0 Costa Rica: Batista finally changes system, and Argentina progress

A much-changed Argentina side finally got a win, mainly thanks to some Lionel Messi magic. Read more »

Brazil 2-2 Paraguay: Brazil snatch the draw

July 10, 2011
Brazil 2-2 Paraguay: Brazil snatch the draw

Mano Menezes ditched the “European” 4-2-3-1, went for a Dunga-style compromise system, then ended up with 4-2-2-2… Read more »

Chile 1-1 Uruguay: in-game changes dictate the pattern of play

July 9, 2011
Chile 1-1 Uruguay: in-game changes dictate the pattern of play

Goals from Alvaro Pereira and Alexis Sanchez meant another Copa draw. Read more »

Set-pieces dominate the first week of the Copa

July 7, 2011
Set-pieces dominate the first week of the Copa

For a tournament often hailed for its flair and unpredictability, the Copa America has clearly been lacking excitement. Read more »

Argentina 0-0 Colombia: another goalless draw

July 7, 2011
Argentina 0-0 Colombia: another goalless draw

The third 0-0 from seven Copa America games so far, as Argentina again struggled. Read more »