USA beats Paraguay to reach Copa América quarterfinals

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Copa América 2016
Copa América 2016

PHILADELPHIA, Jun. 11, 2016 (AMP) — Centenario : The United States defeated Paraguay by a score of 1-0 (halftime: 1-0), in a Copa América group stage game on Saturday night at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

All the action happened in the first half, with American striker Clint Dempsey goal in the 27th minute.

The United States advance to the Quarterfinals. Paraguay is eliminated.

Fixtures and Results : Group A

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Overview

United States at the Copa América

  • 4 participations in the qualifications (first in 1993)
  • Statistics: Fourth Place (1995)

Paraguay at the Copa América

  • 2 titles (1953, 1979)
  • 36 participations in the qualifications (first in 1921)
  • Statistics: Champions (1953, 1979) Runners-up (1922, 1929, 1947, 1949, 1963, 2011) Third Place (1923, 1924, 1925, 1939, 1946, 1959) Fourth Place (1921, 1926, 1937, 1942, 1967, 1983, 1989, 2015)
2016 Copa América Poster
United States
1:0
Paraguay
1:0 (1:0)
  • 11 June 2016
  • 19:00
  • Philadelphia

Group A

TeamPts
United States6
Colombia6
Paraguay1
Costa Rica1

Matches

Copa América History

Copa América History

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