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Copa America verdict: Best and worst game, best goal, biggest surprise, more

Anthony Richardson recaps the Copa America Centenario final, including the most memorable moments from New Jersey.

Now that the 2016 Copa America has come to an end, we asked our writers to reflect on its highs and lows.


Tim Vickery: I enjoyed Argentina's semifinal display in the 4-0 win vs. the U.S. and Chile's 7-0 quarterfinal rout of Mexico immensely; they were magnificent team performances. But in terms of a game involving two teams, I think I might have to go with Ecuador 2-2 Peru. The Peruvians started out like a train, with Ecuador straining to get back in it.

Jeff Carlisle: Argentina 2-1 Chile: This...

Will Brazil lure Fernandinho back for redemption at Copa America?

Fernandinho looks on after Brazil were eliminated in the quarterfinals by Belgium.
Fernandinho took a lot of heat after Brazil went out in the World Cup quarterfinals against Belgium.

After his Burnley side took a weekend mauling from Pep Guardiola's men, coach Sean Dyche was emphatic. Manchester City, he said, are in the fight to win all possible titles this season.

The Premier League has become a little bit harder for City after Tuesday's 2-1 defeat at Newcastle, when Fernandinho gave away a late penalty. Nevertheless, the Brazilian midfielder is a key component of the team's four pronged title charges. City suffered a little dip in form during his absence last month. Fernandinho...

Copa America hosts Brazil favourites under pressure of a nation

Brazil forward Neymar
Neymar will lead Brazil into a Copa America in which they will be considered favourites to win on home soil.

The draw for the 2019 Copa America could hardly have been kinder for hosts Brazil in this centenary year from when they first had the tournament on home soil. They won it then for the first time, and won it on the three subsequent occasions when the tournament was held in the country.

Brazil have, then, a 100 percent record to maintain at home -- and a dreadful recent tournament record to forget. In the past three World Cups and three Copa Americas, Brazil have reached only one semifinal -- and...