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2019 Copa America full schedule, kick off times, venues

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There may be no Neymar in attendance, but with Lionel Messi, James Rodriguez and the exciting young Brazilian Lucas Paqueta, there’s plenty of exciting action awaiting us at this year’s Copa America.

Ita the third major tournament in five years (fourth in six years if you count the Confederations Cup) hosted by Brazil, and even though Neymar was ruled out by injury, the hosts are still the favorites. Yet, can Messi lead Argentina finally over the hump and win a title? Can Chile rebound from missing the 2018 World Cup? And what about Uruguay, with aging stars in Luis Suarez playing alongside up and coming leaders like Rodrigo Betancur.

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Every Copa America match, beginning with the opener this Friday, will be shown live in the U.S. on Telemundo Deportes and every match will also be streaming online.

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Below, check out the full schedule of dates and times ahead of this summer’s Copa America.


Group stage

Group A
June 14: Brazil v. Bolivia – 8:30 p.m. ET at Estadio Morumbi, Sao Paulo
June 15: Venezuela v. Peru – 3 p.m. ET at Arena do Gremio, Porto Alegre
June 18: Bolivia v. Peru – 5:30 p.m. ET at Maracana, Rio de Janeiro
June 18: Brazil v. Venezuela – 8:30 p.m. ET at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
June 22: Peru v. Brazil – 3 p.m. ET at Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo
June 22: Bolivia v. Venezuela – 3 p.m. ET at Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte

Group B
June 15: Argentina v. Colombia – 6 p.m. ET at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
June 16: Paraguay v. Qatar – 3 p.m. ET at Maracana, Rio de Janeiro
June 19: Colombia v. Qatar – 5:30 p.m. ET at Estadio Morumbi, Sao Paulo
June 19: Argentina v. Paraguay – 8:30 p.m. ET at Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
June 23: Qatar v. Argentina – 3 p.m. ET at Arena do Gremio, Porto Alegre
June 23: Colombia v. Paraguay – 3 p.m. ET at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador

Group C
June 16: Uruguay v. Ecuador – 6 p.m. ET at Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
June 17: Japan v. Chile – 7 p.m. ET at Estadio Morumbi, Sao Paulo
June 20: Uruguay v. Japan – 7 p.m. ET at Arena do Gremio, Porto Alegre
June 21: Ecuador v. Chile – 7 p.m. ET at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
June 24: Chile v. Uruguay – 7 p.m. ET at Maracana, Rio de Janeiro
June 24: Ecuador v. Japan – 7 p.m. ET at Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte

Quarterfinals

June 27
Match 19: Winner Group A v. Third Place Group B/C – 8:30 p.m. ET at Arena do Gremio, Porto Alegre

June 28
Match 20: Winner Group B v. Runner-up Group C – 7 p.m. ET at Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo
Match 21: Runner-Up Group A v. Runner-up Group B – 3 p.m. ET at Maracana, Rio de Janeiro

June 29
Match 22: Winner Group C v. Third Place Group A/B – 3 p.m. ET at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador

Semifinals

July 2
Match 23: Winners of Match 19 v. Winners of Match 21 – 8:30 p.m. ET at Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte

July 3
Match 24: Winners of Match 20 v. Winners of Match 22 – 8:30 p.m. ET at Arena do Gremio, Porto Alegre

Semifinals

July 6
Match 25: Losers of Match 23 v. Losers of Match 24 – 3 p.m. ET at Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo

Final

July 7
Winners of Match 23 v. Winners of Match 24 – 4 p.m. ET at Maracana, Rio de Janeiro

Haiti stuns Costa Rica to claim Group B at Gold Cup

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Poetic justice, put it in a Song.

Haiti’s Djimy Alexis made up for his early own goal by scoring a deserved winner as Haiti won Group B of the Gold Cup with an upset of Costa Rica on Monday.

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Los Ticos got everything they could handle from the upstart Gombey Warriors, who are now 3-0 on the tournament, and the World Cup mainstays tossed aside their early lead to meet Mexico in the quarterfinals.

Haiti will challenge Canada in the quarters, guaranteeing the semifinals an intriguing participant.

An early own goal had Costa Rica in control, but Duckens Nason’ 16th international goal was a part of a hard charge from the Haitians in the second half.

The other match saw Bermuda earn a 2-0 win over Nicaragua via goals from Lejuan Simmons and QPR’s Nakhi Wells. That gives the Gombey Warriors a 1-2 record while dropping Nicaragua to 0-3.

Bermuda was ranked 174th by FIFA to Nicaragua’s 129, but that will certainly change next month.

AFCON wrap: Diaby’s sensational rip highlights trio of matches

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The Africa Cup of Nations said hello to six more competitors on Monday, with a thrilling goal amongst the eight tallied across the competitions in Egypt.

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Mali 4-1 Mauritania

Two different men named Adama Traore — neither of them the Wolves winger — joined Moussa Marega on the score sheet but it’s difficult to describe the class and small margins that defined the tournament’s goal of the day.

Sporting Lisbon’s Abdoulay Diaby somehow got this shot off through two defenders and into the upper reaches of the goal to open the scoring in the three-goal win for Mali, which is having some summer when you take into account the U-20 World Cup.

Ivory Coast 1-0 South Africa

There were only 13 total attempts in the game, and Aston Villa’s Jonathan Kodija scored the lone goal of a tournament opening win for Les Elephants.

Tunisia 1-1 Angola

A draw was probably fair, as Youssef Msakni’s first half penalty was met by Djalma Campos’ late goal to split the spoils in Group E.

Copa America roundup: Uruguay tops Chile; Full knockout bracket

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Ecuador and Japan drew to allow Paraguay to sew up the final knockout round spot, sending Miguel Almiron and Co. into a match-up with Brazil.

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And Uruguay rode Edinson Cavani’s goal into the other side of the bracket, moving ahead of Chile in a tight match.

Ecuador 1-1 Japan

There was a lot to like in a match with 30-plus shots and the ultimate prize of a match-up with Brazil on Thursday in Porto Alegre.

Shoya Nakajima put the Asian side ahead a quarter-hour into the match, but Angel Mena provided an equalizer before halftime to put both sides in danger of failure to reach the knockout rounds.

Chile 0-1 Uruguay

Cavani scored for the second time this tournament as Uruguay claimed first place in Group A and a knockout round meeting with Peru.

Cavani’s deftly flicked header of a Jonathan Rodriguez pass pushed Uruguay above Chile, which had won both of its group matches and now meets Colombia on Friday.

Knockout round schedule

June 27
Brazil v. Paraguay

June 28
Venezuela v. Argentina
Colombia v. Chile

June 29
Uruguay v. Peru

July 2
Brazil/Paraguay v. Venezuela/Argentina
Colombia/Chile v. Uruguay/Peru

July 6
Third place playoff

July 7
Final

Norwich City adds Switzerland international Drmic on free transfer

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Norwich City has added a new star striker to a unit which produced 93 goals in the Championship last season.

Josip Drmic will join Swiss national teammate Timm Klose with the Canaries for the next three seasons, hoping to bring his Bundesliga and international experience to a Premier League safety campaign.

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Drmic turns 27 next month, and scored two goals in five appearances for Borussia Monchengladbach last season. He has 31 goals and seven assists in 107 Bundesliga appearances between Gladbach, Hamburger SV, Bayer Leverkusen, and Nurnberg.

Coach Daniel Farke got 30 goals from target forward Teemu Pukki, who plays a similar role to Drmic and has plenty of top flight experience with Celtic and Schalke amongst others.

Drmic can also operate on the wing, usually left over right, and has featured in both the 2014 and 2018 World Cup. From Canaries.co.uk:

“I’m going to do everything and give 100% on the pitch. I will be ready to give everything for the club. My job is scoring but I also want to help my team and help us be successful.

“When I first came to Norwich, the first thing I noticed was how kind everybody was. It’s given me a lot of positive energy and I’m excited to see what happens.”

Between Pukki and Drmic, Norwich can have faith that its well-prepared to have an answer up top.