Soccer / J. League Jul 12, 2019

Antlers agree to transfer Hiroki Abe to Barcelona

The Kashima Antlers have agreed to transfer attacker Hiroki Abe to Barcelona, the J. League team announced Friday. The 20-year-old, who made his senior Japan debut at the recent Copa America, will join the Spanish powerhouse pending a medical. A skillful dribbler with strong attacking instincts, ...

Brazil beats Peru to win 1st Copa America title since 2007

Soccer Jul 8, 2019

Brazil beats Peru to win 1st Copa America title since 2007

Brazil didn't need Neymar to win another Copa America title at home. With its injured star watching from the stands at a packed Maracana Stadium on Sunday, Brazil beat Peru 3-1 to win its first South American title since 2007. It was Neymar's replacement, Everton, who ...

Peru upsets Chile, will face Brazil in Copa America final

Soccer Jul 4, 2019

Peru upsets Chile, will face Brazil in Copa America final

After being counted out by most, Peru pulled off a stunning Copa America comeback. Two weeks after a demoralizing 5-0 loss to Brazil that left the team on the verge of a first-round elimination, Peru got past two-time defending champion Chile 3-0 on Wednesday to ...

Brazil beats Argentina and advances to Copa América final

Soccer Jul 3, 2019

Brazil beats Argentina and advances to Copa América final

Brazil without Neymar has proved to be better than Argentina with Lionel Messi. In a performance that ended with "ole" chants from the crowd, Brazil beat Argentina 2-0 on Tuesday and will play Sunday's Copa America final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro ...

Argentina moves into Copa America semifinals

Soccer Jun 29, 2019

Argentina moves into Copa America semifinals

Lionel Messi was shackled and yet Argentina flourished to beat Venezuela 2-0 on Friday and set up a Copa America semifinal against Brazil. Marked closely by Venezuelan defenders, Messi failed to impress at Maracana Stadium, but his teammates took advantage to give their most solid ...

Japan ousted after draw with Ecuador

Soccer Jun 25, 2019

Japan ousted after draw with Ecuador

Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu said his team would learn from its Copa America heartbreak after missing out on a place in the quarterfinals following Monday's 1-1 draw with Ecuador. The result puts Paraguay, which did not play on Monday, into the quarterfinals of the tournament. Shoya ...

Argentina beats Qatar to escape elimination at Copa America

Soccer Jun 24, 2019

Argentina beats Qatar to escape elimination at Copa America

Lionel Messi avoided another disappointment with the national team as Argentina escaped elimination in the group stage of the Copa America. Lautaro Martinez and Sergio Aguero scored a goal in each half as Argentina defeated guest team Qatar 2-0 to secure a spot in the ...

Japan an unwelcome guest at Copa America

Soccer Jun 23, 2019

Japan an unwelcome guest at Copa America

Both Copa America guests are still alive as the last round of group stage matches begins, a feature that doesn't seem to please some of their South American opponents. Japan and Qatar, who played in the Asian Cup final this year, are in third place ...