Paraguay beat Venezuela 5-3 in a penalty shoot out after playing out a goalless draw in the semi-finals of the Copa America. In the shoot out to break the deadlock, Origoza, Barrios, Rey, Martinez and Veron scored for Paraguay while Maldonaldo, Riveros and Miku did it for Venezuela, even as Southgate failed to score for the losers, on the night.
In the final, on Sunday, Paraguay will take on Uruguay, who beat Peru, 2-0, on Tuesday, to keep their bid for a 15th Copa America crown alive. Uruguay are favourites to win the title, though Paraguay can be expected to give them a tough fight, as there’ll be no pressure of expectation on the latter squad.
Cricket: All Eyes On Sachin As Test Match Begins
England and India face off in the first test match of a four-match series, at Lords, on Thursday, July 21. This is the 2,000th test match to be played and it could mark the 100th international ton by Indian icon Sachin Tendulkar. The world test rankings are also at stake, and England would become the world number one test team, surpassing India, if they were to win the series by margin of two matches.
Cycling: Hagen Triumphs In Stage 17 Of Tour De France
Edvald Boassen Hagen broke off on the last 11 km of the 179 km stretch in the Italian Alps, and sustained the lead to take the 17th stage of the Tour de France.This was the second stage won by the 24-year old Norwegian rider, in this year’s edition of the Tour. Thomas Voeckler continued to own the yellow jersey, with Casel Evans second in the overall classification, 1 minute and 18 seconds adrift of the leader.
Football: Man City Keen To sign Aguero Despite Tevez Sale Fiasco
Man City are reportedly interested in adding Aguero to their roster in spite of not being able to conclude the deal to sell Tevez to Brazilian club Corinthians. Earlier, City had not wanted to hurry into buying Aguero before selling off Tevez, as they would have wanted to avoid a stockpile of strikers. With the Corinthains deal falling through, wantaway striker Tevez may be stuck with the club against his wish.
The Argentine star is running out of time to attract a potential employer. A move to Corinthians, the Brazilian club for which Tevez played from 2004 to 2005 would have taken him geographically closer to his family in Argentina; the City skipper is said to be home-sick a primary reason among others for wanting to leave.
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