2007 Copa America
winner is Brazil 3-0 over Argentina
The 2007 Copa America
winner is the team of Brazil, defeating Argentina 3-0 at the
final on Sunday, big payout for the bettors.
won the Copa America Final today, scoring a classical 3-0
victory over the favorite Argentina. Goals by Julio Baptista,
Daniel Alves and Roberto Ayala own-goal, brought the Copa
America trophy to Brazil.
During the first half of the Copa
America Final Brazil was the better team, ending the half with a
2-0 lead over Argentina. Julio Baptista opened the scoring for
Brazil at the very beginning - the 4th minute. Minutes later
Argentina missed a chance for an equalizer after a shot by Juan
Riquelme met the right-hand post. But in the 40th minute of the
final, Roberto Ayala scored an own goal, while trying to clear a
cross from Daniel Alves. In the second half, Daniel Alves sealed
the Brazilian victory in the 69th minute.
Before the final of the Copa America, the
U.K. online bookmaker
Bet365 (new window) offered the
following odds on the final: on Argentina 1.80 (4/5), Brazil 4.33 (10/3), and
3.50 (5/2) for a draw in regular time. The final of the Copa
America has proved to be one of the worst betting event for the
bookmakers all over the world.
How did they got there
Brazil - The Brazilian team had a hard
time throughout the entire tournament. They finished second in
Group B, behind Mexico, to whom they lost 2-0 on June 27th. In
the knock-out rounds, Brazil beat Chile 6-1 and at the
semi-finals the Brazilians won against Uruguay 5-4 in a penalty
shoot-out, after 2-2 in the regular time.
Argentina was a powerhouse at the 2007
Copa America, finishing atop of their Group C with victories
over USA, Columbia and Paraguay. At the quarter-finals Argentina
came out strong against Peru for a 4-0 win and at the
semi-finals defeated Mexico 3-0.
Published on 07/15/2007