The best images of the 2019 Copa América, so far
From painful to hilarious moments, and everything in between
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What a time to be a soccer fan! The Women's World Cup is on, and so too is the Africa Cup of Nations and the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Perhaps getting the most buzz, however, is the 2019 Copa América, hosted this year in the home of the beautiful game, Brazil.
Now in its 46th edition, the tournament is organized by CONMEBOL and features South American countries, plus invited nations. This year, Japan and Qatar are participating, rounding out the 12 teams in the competition. The final is scheduled for July 7.
With big names like Brazil, Argentina, and two-time defending champions Chile participating, it’s also worth mentioning that an endless number of star athletes are taking part, including Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, Arturo Vidal, and James Rodríguez, just to name a few.
On the other hand, Brazil’s star player Neymar is missing the competition due to injury, all while being embroiled in controversy on and off the pitch.The 2019 Copa América is already underway, which allows us to look back on some incredible shots (pun intended). From injuries to missed opportunities and just all-around funny moments, have a look at this gallery to uncover the best images of the 2019 Copa América, so far>
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