2011 Copa America this week ...

[SCOREBOARD] Cementerio de los Elefantes ("Cemetery of the Elephants") is an appropriate nickname for the Estadio Brigadier Estanislao Lopez in Santa Fe as host Argentina put on another dreadful display at the Copa America, settling for a 0-0 tie with Colombia on Wednesday. It was the second tie in two games for Argentina, which got another subdued performance from star Lionel Messi. For all the action ...

Group A
July 1
Argentina 1 Bolivia 1.
Goals: Aguero 76; Rojas 45.
July 2
Colombia 1 Costa Rica 0.
Goal: Ramos 45.
July 6
Argentina 0. Colombia 0.
July 7
Bolivia vs. Costa Rica (TeleFutura, 6:15 pm ET)
July 10
Colombia vs. Bolivia (TeleFutura, 3 pm ET)
July 11
Argentina vs. Costa Rica (TeleFutura, 8:45 pm ET)

Group B
July 3
Brazil 0 Venezuela 0.
Paraguay 0 Ecuador 0.
July 9
Brazil vs. Paraguay (Univision, 3 pm ET)
Venezuela vs. Ecuador (TeleFutura, 5:30 pm ET)
July 13
Paraguay vs. Venezuela (TeleFutura, 6:15 pm ET)
Brazil vs. Ecuador (TeleFutura, 8:45 pm ET)

Group C
July 4
Uruguay 1 Peru 1.
Goals: Suarez 45; Guerrero 23.
Chile 2 Mexico 1.
Goals: Paredes 67, Vidal 73; Araujo 41.
July 8
Chile vs. Uruguay (TeleFutura, 6:15 pm ET)
Mexico vs. Peru (Univision, 8:45 pm ET)
July 12
Chile vs. Peru (TeleFutura, 6:15 pm ET)
Uruguay vs. Mexico (Univision, 8:45 pm ET)

Quarterfinals
July 16
A1 vs. 3rd 1 (#1) (Univision, 3 pm ET)
A2 vs. C2 (#2) (Univision, 6:15 pm ET)
July 17
B1 vs. 3rd 2 (#3) (Univision, 3 pm ET)
C1 vs. B2 (#4) (Univision, 6:15 pm ET)

Semifinals
July 19
#1 winner vs. #2 winner (#5) (Univision, 8:45 pm ET)
July 20
#3 winner vs. #4 winner (#6) (Univision, 8:45 pm ET)

Third-Place Game
July 23
#5 loser vs. #6 loser (TeleFutura, 3 pm ET)

Final
July 24
#5 winner vs. #6 winner (Univision, 3 pm ET)

2 comments about "2011 Copa America this week ...".
  1. Ian Plenderleith, July 7, 2011 at 11:03 a.m.

    Okay, another refereeing issue from the absolutely cracking Argentina-Columbia game, surely one of the best 0-0 ties ever played. When Columbia's Moreno missed the open goal after the referee played advantage on a clear penalty kick, should he have called play back for the PK, or was the advantage already used up by Moreno's miss? On my (grade 8) refereeing course, we were taught to bring the play back, as such a short time period had elapsed. But many refs argue you can't have your advantage and eat it, so to speak. Which is correct? And shouldn't the Argentine defender who committed the foul, Milito, at least have been yellow-carded, regardless?

  2. Ian Plenderleith, July 7, 2011 at 11:05 a.m.

    My bad - Colombia, not 'Columbia'. Just read the intro. properly - calling Argentina's showing "a dreadful display" is harsh. Colombia were superb, and easily the stronger, more positive team, but Argentina made their own contributions to a spectacular evening of soccer. I could have watched it for hours, goals or not.

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