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Copa America Results: Venezuela 2-2 with Bolivia at the openers

 The host of Copa-America, Venezuela, did not succeed in holding the score and ended 2-2 with Bolivia.

Copa America Results: Venezuela 2-2 with Bolivia at the openers Copa America is being played in Venezuela for the first time. And Venezuela was aiming for its first Copa America victory since 1967, when it beat Bolivia 3-0, hoping to repeat the same result in the 2007 openers.

 Venezuela opened the scoring in the 20th minute, when Maldonado fired a shot past the diving Bolivian keeper. But own-goal deflection after Jaime Moreno shot in the 38th helped Bolivia to 1-1 in the first half. Midfielder Ricardo Paez scored for Venezuela in the 55th minute, and the Copa America host looked set for the victory. But seven minutes before the end of the game, Bolivian Juan Carlos Arce put one in the net from the right, for a final 2-2 draw.

 Earlier Peru unexpectedly won against Uruguay 3-0. Uruguay is tied with Argentina for the most Copa America victories at 14.

Final Results:

Uruguay 0-3 Peru

Peru Goals: 26' M. Villalta, 69' J. Mariño, 88' P. Guerrero

Venezuela 2-2 Bolivia

Venezuela Goals: 20' G. Maldonado, 55' R. Paez
Bolivia Goals: 38' A. Cichero (Own Goal), 84' J. Arce

Odds on the tomorrow's Copa America matches:

Brazil v Mexico (1) - 1/2; (x) - 11/4; (2) - 6/1
Colombia v Paraguay (1) - 8/5; (x) - 21/10; (2) - 17/10

Odds by Bet365.

Published on 06/27/2007

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