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Last Updated: Friday, 6 July 2007, 08:21 GMT 09:21 UK
Mascherano helps Argentina to win

All the latest news from the Copa America in Venezuela.

GROUP C: ARGENTINA 1-0 PARAGUAY

Javier Mascherano
Mascherano guided his side to victory

Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano scored 12 minutes from time to hand Argentina victory and ensure his team finished top of Group C in the Copa America.

The former West Ham player collected a loose ball on the edge of the box and fired past goalkeeper Aldo Bobadilla with a well-executed shot.

Real Zaragoza star Pablo Aimar came close early in the match, Manchester United target Carlos Tevez hit the post 10 minutes after the break while Rodrigo Palacio saw his shot come back off the bar.

By finishing top of their group, Argentina avoided a potentially tricky last-eight tie against Mexico and will instead face Peru.

  • Argentina coach Alfio Basile:
    "We won well, they defended with eight or nine and we tried all sorts of variations.

    "We deserved to win because we were superior."

    GROUP C: COLOMBIA 1-0 USA

    A header in the first half from Jaime Castrillon gave Colombia victory over the United States as both sides bowed out of Copa America.

    606: DEBATE

    Castrillon nodded in Camilo Zuniga's cross to score the only goal of an eventful game.

    Team-mate Hugo Rodallega earned a penalty after he was brought down by keeper Brad Guzan.

    But the American number one made amends by diving right to deny Rodallega from the spot.

    Rodallega ended up in goal himself when he replaced Colombia keeper Robinson Zapata who was sent off after receiving two yellow cards, both for time-wasting.

    Zapata took two minutes to leave the field after arguing over the decision.


    Next fixtures (Kick-off times BST):

    Quarter-finals
    Saturday 7 July: Venezuela v Uruguay (2305)
    Sunday 8 July: Chile v Brazil (0150)



    SEE ALSO
    Pizarro goals send Peru through
    04 Jul 07 |  Internationals
    Argentina into last eight of Copa
    03 Jul 07 |  Internationals
    Robinho hat-trick revives Brazil
    02 Jul 07 |  Internationals
    Historic win sends Venezuela top
    01 Jul 07 |  Internationals
    Tevez nets in Argentina victory
    29 Jun 07 |  Internationals
    Brazil beaten as shocks continue
    28 Jun 07 |  Internationals
    Peru shock Uruguay in Copa opener
    27 Jun 07 |  Internationals
    Tim Vickery column
    02 Jul 07 |  Internationals
    Football tries to tackle Venezuela
    25 Jun 07 |  Americas
    S America urges Fifa to lift ban
    15 Jun 07 |  Americas


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