The 2015 Copa America was hosted and won by Chile who moved to the top of the football rankings in the process. The Chileans began their campaign with a 2-0 win over Ecuador while Bolivia held Mexico to a goalless draw. After a 3-2 win for Bolivia over Ecuador and a 3-3 draw between Chile and Mexico, the top two met with Chile battering Bolivia 5-0 to win group A while Mexico finished bottom of the group with a 2-1 loss to Ecuador who were also eliminated.
In group B top teams Argentina and Paraguay drew 2-2 and were followed into the next round by Uruguay as one of the best of the third placed teams.
Venezuela stunned Colombia 1-0 but failed to progress from group C after losing 1-0 to Peru while Colombia bounced back to beat Brazil 1-0 and make it into the next round behind Brazil and Peru. Brazil were knocked out on penalties by Paraguay who were shattered 6-1 by Argentina and finished fourth after losing the third place play off 2-0 to Peru while Argentina lost the final to Chile in a penalty shootout.