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Summary

  1. Messi wins 100th cap at 27
  2. Argentina finish top of Group B
  3. Jamaica out after three 1-0 defeats
  4. Uruguay & Paraguay through after 1-1 draw

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By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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Argentina 1-0 Jamaica

If you still need a football fix, China v Cameroon is just starting in the Women's World Cup.

Watch it here (if you are in the UK).

And in case my words weren't enough for you tonight, you can check out highlights of Argentina 1-0 Jamaica on the BBC website tomorrow (well later on today technically).

I'm off home for a bottle of Belgian beer and an episode of Family Guy before bed. Thanks for joining me today.

Story of the game

Argentina 1-0 Jamaica

Stats
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It was like a training match at times. Near total dominance.

FULL-TIME

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But it comes to nothing and Argentina win Group B - meaning they will probably avoid Brazil in the next round.

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If Jamaica scored now, the winner of this group (either Argentina or Paraguay) would have to be drawn by lots. They have a corner...

YELLOW CARD

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Pablo Zabaleta is booked for a bad challenge on Jobi McAnuff from behind. Not long left now.

Argentina 1-0 Jamaica

Fantastic bit of play by former Oxford City, Slough Town and Bromley winger Garath McCleary to get past Marcos Rojo and Erik Lamela into the box but then his pass to Simon Dawkins is too hard it's out for a goal-kick.

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Javier Mascherano to Pablo Zabaleta but his cross is put wide by Carlos Tevez.

SUBSTITUTION

Argentina 1-0 Jamaica

Tottenham legend Erik Lamela comes on for Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria. The Argentina midfielder has been one of the best players today, maybe the best.

Argentina 1-0 Jamaica

Simon Dawkins - of Derby - finds Rams old-boy Giles Barnes, but his shot is wide. They're having a bit of a go now to be fair.

Argentina 1-0 Jamaica

Corner to Jamaica, won by Jobi McAnuff. Sadly for them it's headed clear. They still haven't scored in this tournament. Heading for a clean sweep of 1-0 defeats.

SUBSTITUTION

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Nothing says Copa America quite like Giles Barnes. The former England Under-19 international, who is now at Houston Dynamo, replaces Deshorn Brown for Jamaica.

Argentina 1-0 Jamaica

Jamaica
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I said earlier it definitely wouldn't finish 1-0. I feel like I may have lied to you.

Argentina 1-0 Jamaica

Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria has a few options in the box to choose from but instead pops a shot over the crossbar himself.

Argentina 1-0 Jamaica

First thing Carlos Tevez does is wins a corner. He takes the ball in his stride with a nice touch and barges Kemar Lawrence, who touches the ball out of play.

Yesterday,

Diego Maradona hinted Tevez could be rejoining Boca Juniors from Juventus this summer.

SUBSTITUTIONS

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Double change for Jamaica, Jermaine Taylor on for Michael Hector and Derby's Simon Dawkins comes into the mix for Lance Laing.

And now Gerardo Martino makes a switch for Argentina. Carlos Tevez is on for Gonzalo Higuain, who has scored the only goal but missed a host of chances.

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Another Argentina attack, another non-goal. Gonzalo Higuain fails to turn a cross home from a few yards out.

Argentina 1-0 Jamaica

Jamaica's Deshorn Brown has a shot from outside the box but it's straight at Sergio Romero. Still it's a shot on target so let's be grateful for that.

The Reggae Boyz haven't been quite as bad in this half. They've had 24% of the possession now.

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Lance Laing takes one of the most ridiculous free-kicks of the tournament. It's about 30 yards out but he just fires it over - it looked like he was trying to get it out of play it was so bad.

Sort of reminded me of a time a team-mate in the BBC Birmingham Super League (yes it was called that) kicked the only ball over the fence with five minutes to go and refused to get it so the clock ticked out and we won.

Except Jamaica aren't winning. And that isn't the only ball. And this isn't as important as the BBC Birmingham Super League was.

Argentina 1-0 Jamaica

What has Gonzalo Higuain done there? Angel Di Maria picks out the Napoli striker, who seems to get caught in two minds and instead of shooting, he just pokes it out of play. I think it was an attempted pass to Roberto Pereyra. Whatever it was, it was awful.

SUBSTITUTION

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How is this still 1-0? This is ridiculous. Javier Pastore is the latest Argentine to have a go and he fires just wide of the far post. And that's his last action. Roberto Pereyra replaces him.

Argentina 1-0 Jamaica

Lionel Messi
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Is this the moment Lionel Messi scores on his 100th cap? Very nearly. Jamaica's defence scramble the ball away from Gonzalo Higuain, but it lands to Messi. The Barcelona forward spots Dwayne Miller off his line and tries to lift it over him but the keeper just gets his hands to it and holds it at the second attempt.

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Lionel Messi steps up to take the free-kick which he won but he curls it straight at keeper Dwayne Miller. Not one of his better efforts.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Argentina 1-0 Jamaica

Angel Di Maria gets the ball around the corner of the box, cuts inside and curls the ball off the crossbar. Keeper Dwayne Miller seemed to let the ball go - I don't think he realised how close it was.

Seconds later, Michael Hector is booked for fouling Lionel Messi.

Jamaica
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Argentina 1-0 Jamaica

Jamaica totally dominating now... No, of course not - It's all Argentina again. This time Angel Di Maria plays in an inviting cross but nobody can turn it home.

KICK-OFF

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Here we go again.

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Darin Mazzie: Put it into perspective though - Batistuta scored 56 in 78 games. Don't get me wrong, I think Messi is 10 times better, but those statistics don't always mean a lot. Look at them raving about Rooney on a level par with Linke.

Darin then messaged again: Sorry - me phone rang - Rooney on a par with Lineker - Lineker scored 48 in 80 caps. Jimmy Greaves scored 44 in 57 which is even better.

I love that Dazza still managed to get the first comment posted before answering the phone.

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Gabriel Batistuta
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In his 100 caps, Messi has scored 46 goals and needs just 10 more to break the Argentine record held by legend goal-getter Gabriel Batistuta.

I've never met anybody who disliked Batistuta - the kind of player you dream of playing for your club.

Story of the first half

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It's like an FA Cup third-round tie.

HALF-TIME

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One of the most dominant 1-0 first halves I can remember.

INJURY TIME

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One to go.

Argentina 1-0 Jamaica

I'll bring you the match stats at half-time but this has been ridiculously one-sided.

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Angel Di Maria, who has been my player of the first half, has a go from the edge of the box but it's touched over by Dwayne Miller. Stung his palms to use one of those ridiculous football cliches.

By the way you don't get an award for being 'my player of the first half' in case Angel is expecting a trophy. He can put it on his CV if he wants though.

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Andrew O'Brien: Highlight of the tournament for me was watching Gary Medel's performance against Bolivia. A 98% pass success rate and a gloriously finished goal, that Messi would have been proud of, to cap it off. He learnt all that at Cardiff City you know. OK, maybe not just there.

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You don't often see this in elite football. Jamaica send nearly everyone forward for a corner or so it seems. Argentina break and Angel Di Maria is allowed to run about 50 yards almost unopposed. He clips the ball past keeper Dwayne Miller but it's cleared off the line by Kemar Lawrence.

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Jamaica defender Michael Hector passes the ball right to Angel Di Maria - as if Argentina needed any more of a hand - but he gets away with it as Gonzalo Higuain's shot is deflected wide.

Argentina 1-0 Jamaica

Lionel Messi almost scores on his 100th cap. Like five minutes ago the Barcelona legend gets the ball on the right of the box but this time he tricks Kemar Lawrence to get the ball onto his left foot and curls his effort just wide.

YELLOW CARD

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Je-Vaughn Watson goes in stupidly late on Javier Pastore and is rightly booked. The FC Dallas player will have to be careful now for the rest of the game. Luckily he's only up against Lionel Messi, Pastore, Angel Di Maria..

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Ezequiel Garay concedes a cheap corner after kicking the ball to/at keeper Sergio Romero too powerfully. Garath McCleary's corner is headed over by Wes Morgan.

That's the first chance of the game for Winny Schafer's side.

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Lionel Messi gets the ball towards the right-hand side of the penalty area after being picked out by the lively Angel Di Maria. You'd expect him to jink and score here but Kemar Lawrence does a great job to stand tall and get the ball out of play.

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Lionel Messi
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This is kind of like a match between a top Premier League side and a Championship opponents I would suggest. You feel Argentina could score more if they wanted. And they will.