In a press conference on June 12, Tite said that the decision to host the Copa America in Brazil was made in a strange way. The tournament was originally scheduled to be held in Colombia and Argentina, but was handed over to hosts Brazil at the last minute after both withdrew. Conmable said Tete could face new penalties if he again denounced the organizers.
Uruguay and Paraguay in the knockouts
Uruguay and Paraguay qualified for the knockout stage of the Copa America after winning their Group A matches. Uruguay beat Bolivia 2-0 to get their first win. On the other hand, Paraguay beat Chile by the same margin. Group ‘A’ is topped by Argentina with seven points and Paraguay with six points. Chile five points and Uruguay four points. Bolivia could not open the account.
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In the 40th minute, Bolivian goalkeeper Carlos Lampe’s suicide goal opened Uruguay’s account. Edinson Cavani scored the second goal in the 79th minute. Brian Samudio scored the first goal for Paraguay in the second match with a header in the 33rd minute. Then Miguel Almiron scored the second goal in 58 minutes. Uruguay and Paraguay will meet in the last sixteen on Monday. The winner will face Brazil in the quarter-finals
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First Published: June 25, 2021, 12:08 IST