Knockout Stage: hot phase of the Copa America begins
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Knockout Stage: hot phase of the Copa America begins

Santa Fé : Argentina | Jul 15, 2011 at 10:15 AM PDT
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Argentina Vs Colombia (0-0) Copa América 2011

In the struggle for South American soccer crown it comes to the crunch. In the quarterfinals of the Copa America favorites Argentina and Brazil meet on their bumpy start to the tournament strong opponents Paraguay and Uruguay.

Also on board: world stars like Lionel Messi and more than half a dozen Bundesliga legionaries. The striker of the two arch rivals, Messi and Brazil's Alexandre Pato, agree: ". Now starts a new Copa América"

Brazil wants to create a hat trick and win the title for the third consecutive year, Argentina puts everything on the home win. At the end of the first round two tournament favorites finally found their form. But until the final on 24th July is still far and the supposed outsider presented strongly.

First play Colombia on Saturday with Hertha striker Adrian Ramos and has the Mainz Elkin Soto v. Peru, the HSV attacker Paolo Guerrero in his ranks.Then there is a showdown of the Copa-Giants: Argentina meets Uruguay - both teams won the Copa 14 times each already

The Uruguayans can draw on Saturday in Santa Fe strength from the memory of a historic victory. On 61 years ago, 16 July 1950 suggested that the small country in the World Cup final hosts Brazil in Rio de Janeiro and threw the "Seleção" and the whole country into the collective trauma.Such experience is to save Barca star Messi Argentina. He was already in a 3-0 victory against Costa Rica, also without an own goal celebrated playmaker. Sergio Aguero, the "Albiceleste" also has the current tournament top scorer in the team (three goals).

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