The Copa America is the continental football championship for South America. 2015's tournament, the 99th edition, is hosted by Chile. The reigning champions are Uruguay
Star forward could cap an incredible season against Chile by helping his country win the regional competition for the first time since 1993
Messi and Co will be hunting for glory in the Copa America as it comes down to the crunch
Chile defender Gonzalo Jara will miss the rest of the Copa America after being suspended for three matches on Sunday for sticking his finger up an opponent’s backside and feigning injury during a match. Conmebol, the governing body of South American football, said it was suspending Jara for “unsporting behaviour”. It also fined the Chilean FA US$7,500.
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez leapt to the defence of dismissed striker Edinson Cavani as footage appeared to show a Chilean player attempting to provoke the star by sticking a finger up his backside
Hosts Chile sent nine-man Uruguay crashing out of the Copa America, winning a stormy quarter-final 1-0 to edge closer to their dream of a first South American crown
The South American super-power decided not to appeal a four-game ban handed to star striker and captain Neymar for violent conduct, meaning they will have to do without him for the knock-out stages
Playing without suspended star Neymar, Brazil defeated Venezuela 2-1 in their final group game to reach the Copa America quarter-finals
In sensational scenes after the final whistle, Neymar was shown a red card after an ugly melee involving players of both sides in which he appeared to aim a headbutt at Colombia goalscorer Jeison Murillo
Chilean star Arturo Vidal made a tearful apology on Wednesday after he saw his driver’s licence suspended for crashing his Ferrari while driving under the influence, but he remained on the national team.
Sergio Aguero got Argentina’s Copa America campaign back on track, scoring the only goal as the tournament favourites battled to a 1-0 victory over historic rivals Uruguay