Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus said that it was important for the team to win the Copa America at home and that pressure to play for the Selecao has seen him evolve as a player.
Jesus scored in the final victory of Peru at the Maracana on Sunday, but was controversially sent off in the 70th minute for a foul on Carlos Zambrano which left Brazil to finish the match with 10 players. Jesus stormed off the field, knocked over the VAR machine and cried on the steps leading to the locker room. He later...
Argentina star Lionel Messi was not included among the 2019 Copa America Best XI that was released on Tuesday, even though he led the tournament in several notable offensive categories.
Five Brazilians, two Peruvians and one player each from Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay and Chile made the cut for the all-star squad that was selected by the coaches of South American Confederation CONMEBOL.
Este es el equipo ideal de la CONMEBOL Copa América Brasil 2019, seleccionado por el Grupo de Estudio Técnico (GET) de la @CONMEBOL •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Este é o time ideal da CONMEBOL Copa América Brasil 2019, selecionado pelo Grupo de Estudo Técnico (GET) da @CONMEBOLpic.twitter.com/nhxYSMFODe
Sunday brought a glorious menagerie of top-tier international soccer to fans around the world, and it was fitting that the victory by the United States in the Women's World Cup final -- the most significant, most meaningful, most important of the day's matches -- came first.
The day later featured a cathartic Copa America triumph for the Brazilian men and a Mexico-U.S. showdown at the Gold Cup, but those two matches failed to reach the impeccable standard that was witnessed at the women's final...