(Video) Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez WON the Copa America with tense penalty finale

It’s been a good year for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez. First he established himself as one of the most exciting talents in world football at last summer’s World Cup, then he lifted the FA Cup during his first season in English football and on Saturday night he rounded off the hat trick by firing in the penalty to win the Copa America on home soil. Taking on the favourites Argentina, the game ended goalless after 120 minutes of regular and extra time, sending the game to a tense finale in…

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Copa America Final: Hosts Chile take on the favourites Argentina in Santiago showdown

In a Copa America which has had its fair share of star quality as well as a couple of major controversies, the two most consistent sides contest the final on Saturday evening, with Chile looking to win the competition for the first time ever on home turf facing an Argentina team that will be desperate to end its 22-year wait for a major trophy. Even with home advantage, Chile have more than confirmed their status as one of the emerging forces of international football by making a relatively serene passage…

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Arsenal ‘in talks’ to sign £11.3m Chilean international striker

Italian news outlet Sportsmediaset are claiming that Napoli forward Eduardo Vargas is in talks with Arsenal about a possible £11.3m move this summer. READ MORE: Arsenal News and Gossip Arsenal ready to sign ‘best young player in Africa’ Arsenal offered Lyon star forward but must pay £21m The 25-year-old is currently on Copa America duty with current Gunner Alexis Sanchez, where he is leading that charge for the tournament’s Golden Boot with four goals. He spent the previous season on loan with Queens Park Rangers, but his four goals in…

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(Video) Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez DESTROYS Peru with INSANE assist

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez is apparently not intending to let his phenomenal form of the 2014/15 season drop just yet, as his performances have helped book Chile into the Copa America final with a win over neighbours Peru. READ MORE: Arsenal News and Gossip DONE DEAL: Petr Cech SIGNS for Arsenal Arsenal offered Lyon star forward but must pay £21m And he helped out with an outrageous assist for teammate Eduardo Vargas to find the net and put the hosts through by winning 2-1. Sanchez received the ball just outside the…

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Copa America – Nine-man holders out as knockout stages begin

Just like Europe’s leading club competition the Champions League, the Copa America has become exceptionally difficult to retain over the years due to the endless conveyer belt of quality that seems to come from right across the world’s smallest permanently inhabited continent. Uruguay are the latest team to fail in their attempts to triumph for a second time in succession, losing to hosts Chile in an ill-tempered clash on Thursday morning. It was not a major surprise that the holders fell, as they never looked convincing in scraping through the group…

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Copa America – Unpredictability emphasised by Brazil loss

The second round of group matches is almost complete, and the Copa America could not be more wide open, with a couple of shock results leaving some to question where the balance of power truly lies on the international stage in South American football. Pleasingly, the less fancied sides are proving competitive and adding to the drama in what has been an entertaining first week of the tournament. It began with Chile registering a comfortable victory over Ecuador, who went on to lose disappointingly against Bolivia, highlighting their regular failure…

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(Video) Venezuelan model Yuvi Pallares strips naked line on air to celebrate win vs Colombia

A Venezuelan model/TV presenter, Yuvi Pallares, has kept up her end of a bargain made before the Copa America kicked off by stripping naked live on air following her country’s win over Colombia this week. Eight presenters from Venezuelan TV show Desnudando La Noticia, stripped off last week in a bid to show their support for their national team. However, Pallares was apparently the only one that said she would bare all every time her country claimed victory in the tournament, and true to her word, she peeled off once…

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Copa America Group C – Time for Brazil to prove a point

A humiliating defeat in their own World Cup will, despite their best efforts, never be forgotten by Brazil. In his second spell in charge, former captain Dunga has had to pick up the pieces of the nightmare in Belo Horizonte and his first shot at competitive redemption begins here as they take on Peru in their opening Copa America match. Performances in friendlies have at least been encouraging, with the recent 2-0 victory over Mexico the latest in a series of positive results, but those matches will not have been able…

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Copa America Group B – Uruguay begin title defence against rank outsiders

Uruguay have won the Copa America more than any other team, a fine achievement given the immense competition they face from neighbouring countries as well as the disparity in terms of population and resources, particularly that of rivals Argentina and Brazil. Their latest title defence begins on Saturday evening as they take on Jamaica, a side that is not expected to make it past the group stage. Winning the competition back in 2011 was just reward for Uruguay’s remarkable rise back to international football’s elite, and was an achievement that…

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(Video) Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez provides fantastic assist as Chile open Copa America campaign with a win

Arsenal fans have a vested interest in this year’s Copa America as star man Alexis Sanchez is taking part in host nation Chile’s quest for glory. READ MORE: Arsenal News and Goals Arsenal striker hints at summer exit It’s been a long season for the former Barcelona man, but he managed to cap off a fine season by lifting the FA Cup as well as maintaining Arsenal’s annual qualification ritual into the Champions League. And it’ll come as a further boost to see that he is still very much in…

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Copa America Group A – Hosts Chile eyeing early confidence boost

Chile have never won the Copa America, but as hosts in 2015 and with their best squad in many a decade, this has to be their best opportunity yet. They begin the tournament with a potentially tricky tie against Ecuador in the capital, Santiago, in the early hours of Friday morning, where victory would provide them with a major confidence boost and perhaps the belief that they can go all the way. The 2014 World Cup showed that Jorge Sampaoli’s side are extremely capable of competing with the very best…

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