Brazil’s Dani Alves holds aloft the Copa America trophy after his team won the final against Peru in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. Associated Press
The hosts took the lead after 15 minutes thanks to some brilliant skill from Jesus on the wing.
Brazil’s superiority and depth of talent evident throughout their successful Copa campaign stood out in stark contrast to Argentina’s continued trophy drought and a sub-par event organisation,
Following claims by Lionel Messi that the Copa America had been ‘fixed’ so the hosts would win, Tite — coach of champions Brazil — told the Argentina captain to show some respect.
The naming of the twins was never in doubt, said their dad, Walter Rotundo, who has a tattoo of Maradona on his back and proudly shows a photograph of the soccer star holding a picture of the two girls as infants.
A Doug Watson-trained Galvanize sprinted to a facile victory under jockey Nathan Crosse at the Dhs200,000 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup, a 1700m handicap and the only Thoroughbred race on the six-card meeting.
Al Ain coach Pedro Emanuel was delighted after a 1-0 victory against Al Wahda in their Arabian Gulf League (AGL) match on Friday. Rayan Yaslam was on target as Al Ain eked out a narrow victory against Al Wahda.