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Sanchez Ends Chile’s 99-Year Wait as Messi Disappointed Again

bloomberg.com — Backed by boisterous home support, Chile ended a 99-year wait for a first Copa America title, beating Argentina 4-1 in a penalty shootout following a scoreless tie in soccer's oldest national team competition. Alexis Sanchez chipped in the winning penalty. The goal led to an explosion of emotion at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago.

Soccer Scandal Revealed Decades of Unpaid Taxes, President Says

bloomberg.com — The head of South American soccer, who skipped almost all of the region's top competition, said he was forced to stay away from the Copa America to deal with the fallout from turmoil in the sport's global governing body.

Chile’s Soccer Voice Ready to Finally Tell Nation It’s a Winner

bloomberg.com — For 20 years, millions of Chileans have been listening to the machine-gun voiced commentary of Ernesto Diaz Correa describing national team soccer games. Until now, they haven't heard him say the words: Chile are champions.

Argentina Crushes Paraguay 6-1 to Move to Copa America Final

bloomberg.com — Argentina brushed aside Paraguay 6-1 to set up a Copa America final showdown with host Chile and give Lionel Messi a chance for a first title with his national team. Angel Di Maria's two second-half goals and one each from Marcos Rojo, Javier Pastore, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain showed why the 14-time champions were the favorites at soccer's oldest international tournament.

Copa America: Argentina crush Paraguay to move into final

smh.com.au — Favourites Argentina brushed aside Paraguay 6-1 to set up a Copa America final showdown with hosts Chile and give Lionel Messi a chance for a first title with his national team. Angel Di Maria's two second-half goals and one each from Marcos Rojo, Javier Pastore, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain showed why the 14-time champions were the favourites at soccer's oldest international tournament.

FIFA President Blatter Skips Women's World Cup Amid Scandal

bloomberg.com — FIFA President Sepp Blatter and his number two, Jerome Valcke, will skip the final of soccer's Women's World Cup in Canada following the arrest last month on corruption charges of former and current officials at the governing body. Blatter's presence in Canada had been in question since the U.S.

Copa America Poking Ban Should Be Warning, Soccer Official Says

bloomberg.com — You are being watched. That's the message that soccer players should take away from the Copa America-ending three-match ban given to Chile's Gonzalo Jara, said a member of South American soccer body Conmebol's disciplinary panel. Jara was caught on video poking his finger between the buttocks of a rival and then feigning injury when Uruguay's Edinson Cavani reacted by swiping his hand across' Jara's face.

Missing South America Soccer Head Will Make Copa America Final

bloomberg.com — South American soccer head Juan Angel Napout, who's stayed away from the region's top tournament amid a U.S. probe into soccer corruption, will be at the Copa America final, according to Colombia's soccer president. The 99-year-old Copa America, soccer's oldest regional competition, finishes July 4. The U.S.

Chile Defender Jara Faces Cup Sanction After Finger Incident

bloomberg.com — Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara could be thrown out of soccer's Copa America after being caught on video poking his finger between Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani's buttocks. The incident took place about an hour into Chile's 1-0 quarterfinal victory against Uruguay on Wednesday.

Kia Won't Heed Copa America's Plea for Prize Money From Sponsors

bloomberg.com — South American soccer leaders can't count on sponsor Kia Motors Corp. to help meet a prize money shortfall at the Copa America after the sponsor said it would only deal with the event's owner, whose bank accounts are frozen.
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Jul 05, 2015

Doing Things His Own Way May Mean Lost Millions for Andy Murray bloom.bg/1fe127V via @business @drossingh

Jul 04, 2015

Blatter: French, German presidents tried influence WCup vote dailym.ai/1GYmtAt

Jul 04, 2015

@WyreDavies There may have been a car window. It may have been open. Quotes may have appeared ...

Jul 04, 2015

RT @WyreDavies: Great comeback from semifinal disappointment by #England women to beat #Germany. Well done #Lionesess (& @kendsgk)

Jul 04, 2015

Not sure if reports that Vargas dedicated his and #CHI's triumph to Harry Redknapp are accurate. Making inquiries

Jul 04, 2015

Nice line from #CHI coach Sampaoli: ``This result will not change what is Messi to the world.''

Jul 04, 2015

Signs to register for next year's Centennial Copa America on pitchside. Even though it might not happen. #hope pic.twitter.com/c12Wg6JiLG

Jul 04, 2015

That's better. Now we have proper celebratory fireworks. #fuego #CHI Campeon pic.twitter.com/0qyK3Fk0j6

Jul 04, 2015

Messi's #ARG teammates didn't do him any favors tonight. Far too many passengers. Team froze when it mattered. Role on Russia 2018

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