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Chile cancel Nov. 19 friendly vs. Peru due to protests

The two teams last played each other in the Copa America semifinals with Peru winning, 3-0.

The Chilean national team players opted on Wednesday against playing a friendly versus Peru on Nov. 19 due to the demonstrations over social inequality in Chile.

The Chile federation made the official cancellation announcement on Wednesday, adding that Gary Medel, Arturo Vidal, Charles Aranguiz, Claudio Bravo and others were cleared to return to their respective European clubs.

"The players called up for the Chilean national team have decided not to play in the friendly against Peru, scheduled...

Copa Libertadores final moved from Santiago to Lima due to unrest in Chile

River Plate celebrates
River Plate will defend their title against Flamengo in Lima, Peru later this month.

The Copa Libertadores final between Flamengo and River Plate has been moved to Lima, Peru from Santiago, Chile due to continuing unrest in the Chilean capital, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Tuesday.

The Nov. 23 final was due to be held at the National stadium, but Santiago has been beset by violence over the last few weeks as protests that began over a rise in metro fares have amplified and spread.

Millions have since marched against inequality in what have become...

How Copa America could shape 2022 World Cup hopes for South American nations

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno says Brazil came together and proved that they were the best team at the Copa America despite Neymar's absence.

In the Copa America final on July 7, Everton gave Brazil the lead, and Paolo Guerrero equalised for Peru before the hosts sealed a 3-1 win. Just three days later, both were in action for their clubs in the quarterfinals of the Brazilian Cup.

Once domestic football starts up, international tournaments are quickly brushed into the past, but it would be a mistake to do that to the Copa America. This year's tournament does not represent the end of a process; rather, it kicks off a new competitive...