At the draw for next year's Copa America, the point was made by CONMEBOL president Juan Angel Napout that Chile were among the pioneers of the tournament. It is undeniable. Four countries competed in the inaugural version of the competition back in 1916; Uruguay, who won it and have since gone on to win a record 15 titles; Argentina, who have 14; Brazil, who have 8; and Chile, who have none.
In almost a hundred years of history, seven nations have claimed the world's oldest continental crown. Peru,...
Copa America 2015 hosts Chile, and CONMEBOL's top-two ranked teams, Brazil and Argentina, got the No. 1 seeds in their respective groups on Monday in the draw held in Vina Del Mar, Chile.
Chile are joined in Group A by Mexico, Ecuador and Bolivia, while defending champions Uruguay are the two-seed in Group B along with No. 1 Argentina, then Paraguay and Jamaica rounding out that group.
2015 Copa America Draw
Group A: 1. Chile 2. Mexico 3. Ecuador 4. Bolivia
Group B: 1. Argentina 2. Uruguay 3. Paraguay 4. Jamaica
Group C: 1. Brazil 2. Colombia 3. Peru 4. Venezuela
Brazil are the top seed in Group C, and are matched with Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.
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When Luis Suarez decided to swap Liverpool for Barcelona after yet another tumultuous summer of transfer speculation, the Uruguayan left a yawning gap in quality to be filled in the Premier League. Liverpool have not filled that gap -- not with Mario Balotelli, not with Rickie Lambert, not with Lazar Markovic. However, Arsenal -- for all their defensive problems -- managed to do so with the signing of Chilean Alexis Sanchez for 35 million euros as he departed the Camp Nou.
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Luis Suarez will not play in Uruguay's friendly against Chile on Tuesday after la Celeste coach Oscar Tabarez agreed to release the Barcelona striker from his national team camp.
The Barcelona striker, who scored in Uruguay's 3-3 draw against Costa Rica on Thursday during, agreed with coach Tabarez to miss the friendly against Jorge Sampaoli's side in Santiago.
"We all know what Luis means to us, but we also know that we won't have him for the Copa America, so it's good to look at alternatives...