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Copa America Rewind: Argentina tops group; Uruguay and Paraguay advance with draw

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In Lionel Messi’s 100th game with Argentina, the South American side managed a 1-0 win over Jamaica to win its group in the 2015 Copa America.

Messi’s side won Group B with seven points, after the win against Jamaica thanks to an 11th minute finish from Gonzalo Higuain.

Higuain’s strike came in his 50th appearance for Argentina, after a pass from Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria. Argentina’s CONCACAF opponents in Jamaica amassed zero points and no goals in its three performances in the 2015 Copa America.

In Saturday’s other matchup, Uruguay managed a 1-1 draw with Paraguay to finish in second place in the group.

In a rematch of the final of the 2011 tournament, Paraguay managed a second place finish with Uruguay right behind them after the tie on the final match day of the group stage.

Uruguay created the first goal of the match in the 29th minute, when Jose Gimenez headed home from a corner to put his side ahead. Exactly 15 minutes later, though, Paraguay drew level to maintain second place in the group thanks to Lucas Barrios. The Paraguayan found the back of the net after an Edgar Benitez corner just before halftime.

Sunday will be quite the matchday in Group C, as all four sides are currently sitting on three points. The top three sides in the group will advance, as the third place team in Group A has only amassed three points in Ecuador.

In the final match day of the group stages, Colombia will face off against Peru, as a Brazil side without Neymar will take on Venezuela.

Which sides do you expect to advance from Group C? Are you surprised by today’s results? What do you expect from the knockout stages of Copa America?

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