Argentina beats Venezuela to advance to Copa América semifinals

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Copa América 2016
Copa América 2016

FOXBOROUGH, Jun. 18, 2016 (AMP) — Centenario : Argentina reached the semifinals of the 2016 Copa América with a 4-1 win against Venezuela (halftime: 2-0) on Saturday night at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.

Gonzalo Higuaín scored dual goals

Argentina dominated the first half thanks to goals from Higuaín ('8, '28). Leading 2-0 at the break, the Argentines further widened their lead in the second period by scoring twice (Messi '60 and Lamela '71).

Fixtures and Results : Second Round

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Overview

Argentina at the Copa América

  • 14 titles (1921, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1991, 1993)
  • 41 participations in the qualifications (first in 1916)
  • Statistics: Champions (1921, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1991, 1993) Runners-up (1916, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1935, 1942, 1960, 1967, 2004, 2007, 2015) Third Place (1919, 1956, 1963, 1989) Fourth Place (1922, 1987)

Venezuela at the Copa América

  • 17 participations in the qualifications (first in 1967)
  • Statistics: Fourth Place (2011)
2016 Copa América Poster
Argentina
4:1
Venezuela
4:1 (2:0)
  • 18 June 2016
  • 19:00
  • Foxborough

Copa América History

Copa América History

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