Sunday, July 05, 2015

Chile champions

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.