In Chile the phases of the groups were completed and now the America’s Cup goes live with the quarter-final knockout_ Chile, a country that hosts the tournament, will be the first team to play facing the best third-ranked that is Uruguay. On the next night, they took the field Bolivia and Peru while the night between Friday and Saturday Argentina will fight with Colombia, and finally will compete Paraguay and Brazil.
Argentina in Group B and Chile in Group A will qualify without too many problems, both with 7 points. Group C, the last to be completed, was instead the more balanced, where all teams were presented on the final day, with three points: Colombia and Peru drew 0-0 in the match played in Temuco and thanks to this draw, the Peruvians will play the quarter-finals, but without the disqualified Lobaton and Ballon. While Colombia is still ranked third in the repechage of the best third with the Uruguay Group B.
In the same group, the best game played so far was yesterday for the Selecao, without Neymar: thanks to goals from Thiago Silva and Firmino, the Brazil beats Venezuela 2-1 and passing the turn as first place. “We do not complain, we must find solutions – said Dunga after the game questioned on the absence of O Ney, who, after initial disqualification for a single day, was penalized with a maxi disqualification of 4 rounds (cup over for him ), received after the brawl in the final of Colombia-Brazil. – “Robinho is ‘Robinho, Coutinho is Coutinho, Neymar is Neymar. We must not make comparisons. They know how to play and give their best for the team.” It would be much easier if I had a Pele on the bench. Ther’s not ‘Pele’, another Pele can get in. Thers not ‘Neymar, another Neymar can get in. But – the CT Verdeoro concluded – that will not do. The technical committee of the national team – we can in reads instead in a statement from the Federation – is sorry to have lost a very important player in this tournament.”
Translation provided by Pietro Ferreri