Tite said in a press conference on June 12 that in a strange way, the decision has been taken to hold the Copa America in Brazil. The tournament was originally to be held in Colombia and Argentina, but after both of them withdrew, the host was handed over to Brazil at the last moment. CONMEBOL said Tite could face a new punishment if he condemned the organizers again.
Uruguay and Paraguay in Knockouts
Uruguay and Paraguay qualified for the knockout stage of Copa America by winning Group A matches. Uruguay beat Bolivia 2-0 to register their first win. On the other hand, Paraguay defeated Chile by the same margin. Argentina are at the top of Group A with seven points while Paraguay has six points. Chile has five points and Uruguay has four points. Bolivia could not open account.
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Uruguay’s account opened with a suicide goal from Bolivian goalkeeper Carlos Lampe in the 40th minute. Edinson Cavani scored the second goal in the 79th minute. In the second match, Brian Samudio scored the first goal for Paraguay on a header in the 33rd minute. After this, Miguel Almiron scored the second goal in the 58th minute. Uruguay and Paraguay will face in the last 16 on Monday. The winning team may face Brazil in the quarter-finals.