BRAZIL were beaten 3-2 by Chile in the first round of the Copa America - the South American Championship - in Cuenca, Ecuador, on Monday and are unlikely to reach the quarter-finals. The Brazilians were without any of their Europe-based players.
MALTA'S national coach, Pippo Psaila, resigned yesterday, three days after a 4-0 defeat by Portugal in a World Cup European Group One qualifier.
ROMA are poised to sign the Argentinian striker, Abel Balbo, from their Italian Serie A rivals, Udinese. Roma's Andrea Carnevale will rejoin Udinese in part-exchange for Balbo, who scored 21 league goals last term.
COPA AMERICA Group B (Cuenca, Ec): Chile 3 Brazil 2 (Sierra 13, Zambrano 52, 58) Brazil (Muller 38, Palhinha pen 54); Paraguay 1 (Monxon 38) Peru 1 (Del Solar 77). Standings: 1 Paraguay (P 2, Pts 3); 2 Chile (2-2); 3 Peru (2-2); 4 Brazil (2-1).Reuse content