Copa America 2016 is fully underway now with the third day action-packed! Group C will be battling it out on the third day of the 100th tournament of Copa America.
Jamaica vs Venezuela
In the game of underdogs, who will win? Jamaica earned their reputation after a goalless Gold Cup run but proved the naysayers wrong when they brought their A-game to Copa America 2015. Besting Costa Rica in their group bracket while unsettling US Men’s National team in the semi-finals, Jamaica is a team of wonders.
Meanwhile, Venezuela’s claim to the underdog position comes from a series of World Cup qualifying round failures. Their Copa America history is littered with quarterfinals and semifinals soirees that never produced a title. Though, to be fair, this year sees Venezuela’s team with a powerhouse player. Coming from Premier League success, West Bromwich Albion striker Jose Salomon Rondon will lend a hand to Venezuela, MLS Soccer notes. Will this striker be enough to pull Venezuela upwards to the top of the tournament?
Where: Soldier Field, CHICAGO, IL
When: 5:00PM ET, Sunday, 5 June (7:00AM NSW, Monday, 6 June)
Mexico vs Uruguay
Mexico may be out of their home country but it still feels like home. With a large population of Mexican Americans rooting for their native country, El Tricolor may just have it in them to finally bag the coveted title.
Mexico has never bested Uruguay in their last two meetings: 2010 World Cup and 2011 Copa America, ESPN notes. This makes the time right for Mexico to finally avenge their team’s losses while catering to the crowd’s cheers for their victories.
Uruguay, on the other hand, should not rest easy even though history shows they’ve got what it takes to beat the tournament’s favorites. El Celeste reigns in Copa America’s history as the national team withthe most number of appearances and titles won.
In the match between Mexico vs Uruguay, will Mexico rewrite their own history and finally avenge their losses? Or will Uruguay continue to claim their fame in Copa America?
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