Chile embarrasses Mexico, 7-0, in Copa America quarterfinal
Chile embarrasses Mexico, 7-0, in Copa America quarterfinal
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Los Angeles Times:

Chile, perhaps more than any other team, came into this month’s Copa America Centenario feeling it had something to prove.

Although it is the defending champion, it wasn’t one of the four teams seeded into the tournament. Although it’s ranked fifth in the world, most of the pre-Centenario attention focused on Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay and Brazil.

But if Chile was overlooked, Saturday it made sure it could no longer be ignored, dominating Mexico, 7-0, Saturday before a stunned pro-Mexico crowd of 70,547 at Levi’s Stadium.

With the win Chile moves on to the Centenario semifinals Wednesday in Chicago, where it will meet Colombia. Unbeaten Argentina plays the U.S. in the other semifinal Tuesday in Houston.

Mexico, meanwhile, goes home embarrassed, its national-record 22-match unbeaten streak – and its pride – both broken by the most one-sided loss in a competitive match in Mexican history.


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