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Copa America Today: Mexico-Uruguay do battle - Day 3


Uruguay’s forward Edinson Cavani (L) and Chile’s defender Gonzalo Jara gesture during their 2015 Copa America football championship quarterfinal match, in Santiago, on June 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CLAUDIO REYES (Photo credit should read Claudio Reyes,Claudio Reyes/AFP/Getty Images)

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With only one goal scored in the three matches played on Saturday, let’s hope Sunday provides a bit more drama in front of net.

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Group C takes center stage this afternoon as the 2016 Copa America rolls on. While the nightcap between Mexico and Uruguay will be the more attractive matchup, the day’s first game bears significant weight for other group’s other two teams.

Here’s a quick primer on what you can expect from today’s games, plus a few links to essential reading before these games and recapping what happened yesterday at Copa America. You can follow the action live by clicking on the link above.

Essential reading: Rule changes for Copa America announced just hours before tournament kicks off.

ICYMI: Three things we learned from the USA’s 2-0 defeat to Colombia, plus player ratings and reaction from the U.S. players in Santa Clara.

Game 5: Jamaica vs. Venezuela

When: Sunday, 5 p.m. ET

Where: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Live updates:

One of the surprises at last summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, Jamaica will look to pull off more impressive upsets in Group C, and possibly beyond. The Reggae Boyz boast a number of MLS talents, while also featuring Leicester City center back Wes Morgan and Reading’s Garath McCleary. The Venezuelans haven’t had a ton of success recently, currently sitting last and without a victory in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying. They’ll look to use Copa America as a jumpstart in getting the squad back on track.

Game 6: Mexico vs. Uruguay

When: Sunday, 8 p.m. ET

Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Live updates:

Even without Luis Suarez, who has now officially been ruled out of the opener, this match has all the hype for one of the group stage’s best fixtures. Juan Carlos Osorio has selected a very impressive lineup for El Tri, which should give them every chance to advance out of Group C for the first time in their last three tries. Suarez’s will undoubtedly be a blow for La Celeste, however, the Uruguayans boast several other attacking talents like Edinson Cavani that can step up to replace the Barcelona striker.

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