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Brazil's Philippe Coutinho to finish as Copa America top scorer?

Gab Marcotti points to the performances of Angel Di Maria, Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi while examining where Argentina fell short against Colombia.

Argentina's shock loss to Colombia scuppered our weekend treble as Lionel Messi once again failed to shine for the Albiceleste. Defending Copa America champions Chile begin their campaign this week when they face a new look Japan on Tuesday.

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Chile have a fine Copa America record and are back-to-back champions, but the truth is they look like a side on the slide. The old guard of Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal and Gary Medel are soldiering on but they have looked...

Brazil to win Copa America? Messi to score first for Argentina?

Steve Nicol outlines how to defenders should stop Neymar and he explains if he were defending Neymar, he'd done anything to upset his game.
In an exclusive interview with ESPN FC, Dani Alves discusses Brazil's expectations for Copa America and the team's mindset after the 2018 World Cup.

It was a profitable midweek for the column after posting 5/1, 13/5 and 11/10 winners from the Euro 2020 qualifiers. Focus now switches to the 46th Copa America, which kicks off this weekend in Brazil and runs until July 7.

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The Copa America -- the oldest tournament in international football -- begins on Friday night when hosts Brazil take on Bolivia in Sao Paulo. Chile have won the last two editions in 2015 and 2016, winning both on penalties against Argentina.


Mbappe to help France bounce back from shock loss with goal rush?

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno and Shaka Hislop explain how Portugal won the tactical battle in the Nations League final over the Netherlands.
Goncalo Guedes netted the winner as reigning European champions Portugal defeated the Netherlands to win their second title in three years.

Our 15/8 fancy Portugal landed the inaugural UEFA Nations League on Sunday after beating Netherlands 1-0 -- on a day England overcame more VAR disappointment to win a third-place playoff on penalties. The international action continues this week with another round of Euro 2020 qualifying matches.

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A new era for Scottish football began at the weekend as Steve Clarke got his tenure off to a positive start as they beat Cyprus 2-1 on Saturday. Clarke's side face...

Can England restore Nations League pride by claiming third place?

After John Stones' howler led to the go-ahead goal for the Netherlands, the FC crew examine his struggles for club and country.
Steve Nicol and Shaka Hislop praise Frenkie de Jong's game, particularly his composure on the ball in the Netherlands' win over England.
A combination of VAR, awful England defending and clinical finishing saw the Netherlands set up a UEFA Nations League final clash with Portugal.

Two extra-time defensive blunders cost England a place in the inaugural Nations League final so it will be Netherlands who do battle with hosts Portugal -- our 15/8 tips for glory -- for the trophy on Sunday.

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Portugal are now as short as 7/10 with bet365 to lift the Nations League. On Wednesday, Cristiano Ronaldo scored an inspired hat trick to send the hosts through to Sunday's showpiece, where they will meet Netherlands, who battled to a 3-1 extra-time success...

Portugal to win UEFA Nations League? Joao Felix to score first?

Liverpool legend Steve Nicol was in Madrid to watch his beloved Reds win the Champions League, but relief rather than joy was his overriding emotion.

The column took down 19/20 and 15/4 winners as Liverpool won a sixth Champions League title on Saturday night, with punters who took our advice about Mo Salah scoring first being paid out after less than two minutes! Focus now switches to the international scene and the inaugural UEFA Nations League finals.

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Portugal is the setting for the Nations League finals, kicking off on June 5 when the hosts face Switzerland. Netherlands and England then do battle on...

Salah or Kane to score first in Champions League final?

Georginio Wijnaldum speaks exclusively to ESPN FC about the differences he foresees between the 2018 and 2019 Champions League finals.
Hugo Lloris reflected on Spurs' historic comeback against Ajax and said that all the credit belongs to Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff.
The FC crew discuss what Harry Kane's role should be for Tottenham in the Champions League final, having just rejoined training this week.

Arsenal's quarter-century wait for a European trophy goes on after their shocking 4-1 capitulation against Chelsea in Baku. It was a bad night at the office for Unai Emery and this column, who admittedly went close to landing a 28/1 first goal scorer when Granit Xhaka clipped the crossbar with a pile driver early on. And so to Madrid, and the 2019 Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham.

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First-time finalists Tottenham take on five-time winners...