La Copa de Carlos: Copa America Comes Home as Brazil Beat Peru

The hangover of the Third-Place Match had not passed yet when Brazil and Peru squared off at the Maracana for the Final of Copa America 2019.  But Leo Messi’s controversial declarations after the game, with his accusations to CONMEBOL of being corrupted, were overshadowed by the Selecao’s 3-1 win in the last act to capture the trophy for the first time since 2007.

La Copa de Carlos: Peru Oust Chile to Reach Copa America Final

Before the Copa América 2019 started, who would have thought that Peru could reach the Final? What were the odds on any betting website? Probably not even the most optimistic Peruvian supporters would have bet any money on their side thrashing Chile 3-0 in the second Semifinal in Porto Alegre to make it to the last game for the third time in their history.

La Copa de Carlos: Brazil Prevail in Semifinal Clasico de America

There’s no wonder why Brazil–Argentina - El Clasico de America - is always regarded as a legendary game. No matter in which tournament the two South American giants face each other, the level of intensity and passion they put never disappoints anyone. That was also the case on Tuesday when Brazil beat the Albiceleste 2-0 in the first Semifinal of the Copa America 2019.

La Copa de Carlos: Quarter Finals MVP Goes to…VAR!

Since FIFA put in place the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), there have been many debates and controversies surrounding its utilization. In my opinion, it was a necessary change, with some drawbacks, but with many more advantages. The Copa América 2019 Quarter Finals proved that: Without the VAR, the final results would have been much different.

La Copa de Carlos: Who’s Your Copa America Favorite?

Copa América, the oldest international continental football competition, kicked off last night with host country Brazil defeating Bolivia 3-0 in the opening match. Carlos Molano will follow the Brazilian event for The Cult of Calcio, providing match analysis and insight from a tournament featuring players like Leo Messi, Luis Suarez, Alexis Sánchez, and Philippe Coutinho.