Copa America, age 100

Copa America is the oldest major soccer tournament in the world. In the Western Hemisphere it is second in importance only to the World Cup itself. Uruguay won the first Copa America in 1916, besting Argentina, Brazil and Chile. The modern tournament is contested among the ten South American national teams, with a couple guest teams thrown in to complete the bracket.

For the 100th anniverary, Copa America Centenario, was played for the first time in the United States. Playing in 60,000+ seat football stadiums the 10 South American teams were joined by six teams from North and Central America and the Caribbean. Those photos are from the three games played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Ecuador 4, Haiti 0

Ecuador fans heading into MetLife Stadium

the teams

Quarter final, Colombia 0, Peru 0 (penalty kicks 4-2)

Entering the field

Colombia fans

Peruvian header

 

The Final. Chile 0, Argentina 0 (PK 4-2)

Heading into MetLife Stadium

Sellout

Chile vs. Argentina

Copa

Kickoff

Corner kick

The winners

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4 Responses to Copa America, age 100

  1. I’m a balloon lover, so you can guess which photo I like best.
    (All the photos are good!)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. BroadBlogs says:

    Interesting that the second-biggest tournament in soccer is in the Americas when the people who call themselves Americans (United Staters just sounds weird) don’t pay much attention to soccer. I wonder why that is?

    Like

  3. mirandavoice says:

    You have captured all the best moments of excitement.

    Like

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