Copa America - Group B
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Argentina 1-0 Jamaica

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Messi wins his 100th cap as Argentina top Group B

DeShorn Brown took a picture to last a lifetime after Jamaica had been beaten by Argentina at Copa America.

Rather than settle for a traditional handshake, the Jamaica forward took a selfie with Lionel Messi.

"Messi is the best in the world, a star, and that's a photo I'll have as a souvenir all my life," said Brown.

Gonzalo Higuain scored the only goal to confirm Argentina as Group B winners, probably meaning they avoid Brazil in the quarter-finals.

DeShorn Brown
Jamaica's DeShorn Brown takes a selfie with Lionel Messi after his side had lost 1-0 to Argentina.

Winning his 100th cap, Messi, 27, was kept at bay but Napoli striker Higuain fired home from inside the box.

While Messi's side had already qualified for the last 16, even a win would not have been enough for Jamaica.

Earlier, Uruguay and Paraguay also went through from Group B after a 1-1 draw in which both sides scored through headers from corners.

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Uruguay and Paraguay share the points as both go through to quarter-finals

Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez had given Uruguay the lead only for Paraguay striker Lucas Barrios to equalise just before half-time.

Paraguay qualify as runners-up and will play the winners of Group C, most likely Brazil, while Uruguay finished as one of two best-placed third teams and will face hosts Chile.

Venezuela are currently third in Group C, the position Argentina will face, although all four teams in the pool are all on three points,

Line-ups

Argentina

  • 1Romero
  • 4ZabaletaBooked at 90mins
  • 2Garay
  • 15Demichelis
  • 16Rojo
  • 21PastoreBooked at 45minsSubstituted forPereyraat 59'minutes
  • 14Mascherano
  • 6Biglia
  • 10Messi
  • 9HiguaínSubstituted forTévezat 72'minutes
  • 7Di MaríaSubstituted forLamelaat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Roncaglia
  • 5Gago
  • 8Pereyra
  • 11Agüero
  • 12Guzmán
  • 13Casco
  • 17Otamendi
  • 18Tévez
  • 19Banega
  • 20Lamela
  • 22Lavezzi
  • 23Andújar

Jamaica

  • 12Miller
  • 19Mariappa
  • 3HectorBooked at 52minsSubstituted forTaylorat 71'minutes
  • 4Morgan
  • 20Lawrence
  • 22McCleary
  • 17AustinBooked at 52mins
  • 15WatsonBooked at 31mins
  • 5LaingSubstituted forDawkinsat 71'minutes
  • 10McAnuff
  • 6BrownSubstituted forBarnesat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Kerr
  • 2Gordon
  • 7Parkes
  • 8Gray
  • 9Barnes
  • 11Mattocks
  • 13Williams
  • 14Ottey
  • 16Grant
  • 18Dawkins
  • 21Taylor
  • 23Thompson
Referee:
Julio Bascuñán
Attendance:
21,083

Match Stats

Home TeamArgentinaAway TeamJamaica
Possession
Home73%
Away27%
Shots
Home19
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Argentina 1, Jamaica 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Argentina 1, Jamaica 0.

Corner, Jamaica. Conceded by Javier Mascherano.

Corner, Jamaica. Conceded by Pablo Zabaleta.

Booking

Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina).

Jobi McAnuff (Jamaica) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Carlos Tévez (Argentina).

Jermaine Taylor (Jamaica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martín Demichelis (Argentina).

Simon Dawkins (Jamaica) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Carlos Tévez (Argentina) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Pablo Zabaleta with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Argentina. Erik Lamela replaces Ángel Di María.

Offside, Argentina. Roberto Pereyra tries a through ball, but Ángel Di María is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Giles Barnes (Jamaica) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Simon Dawkins.

Corner, Jamaica. Conceded by Ezequiel Garay.

Substitution

Substitution, Jamaica. Giles Barnes replaces Deshorn Brown.

Attempt missed. Ángel Di María (Argentina) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

Corner, Argentina. Conceded by Kemar Lawrence.

Substitution

Substitution, Argentina. Carlos Tévez replaces Gonzalo Higuaín.

Substitution

Substitution, Jamaica. Jermaine Taylor replaces Michael Hector.

Substitution

Substitution, Jamaica. Simon Dawkins replaces Lance Laing.

Martín Demichelis (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Garath McCleary (Jamaica).

Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Argentina) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ángel Di María.

Attempt saved. Deshorn Brown (Jamaica) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Garath McCleary.

Attempt missed. Lance Laing (Jamaica) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Lucas Biglia (Argentina).

Jobi McAnuff (Jamaica) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Martín Demichelis (Argentina).

Deshorn Brown (Jamaica) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Argentina. Roberto Pereyra replaces Javier Pastore.

Attempt missed. Javier Pastore (Argentina) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Argentina) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Javier Mascherano (Argentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jobi McAnuff (Jamaica).

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Argentina) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Rodolph Austin (Jamaica) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Michael Hector (Jamaica) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lionel Messi (Argentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chile321010377
2Bolivia311137-44
3Ecuador310246-23
4Mexico302145-12

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Paraguay31204315
2Argentina21103214
3Uruguay31112204
4Jamaica200202-20

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brazil21012203
2Peru21012203
3Venezuela21011103
4Colombia21011103
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