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An On-Field Brawl Broke Out Following Paraguay And Venezuala’s Copa America Match (Video)

by: JamieD On  Thursday, July 21, 2011
Tags:  Brawl   Copa America   Fight   Paraguay   Soccer   Venezuela  

Despite coming into the 2011 Copa America tournament with little expectations, Venezuela was able to reach the semi-finals and they gave Paraguay all that they could handle last night, but in the end they fell just short, losing in a shootout following a scoreless draw after 120 minutes.

Rather than being happy with their effort, the Venezuelan players appeared frustrated and took their anger out on the Paraguayan players and coaches, as a brawl ensued following the match.  Players from both teams exchanged punches, kicks, slaps and all the other things you would expect to see during a soccer fight, as police and stadium officials attempted to put an end to the chaotic scene, which can be seen in the video below.

No word yet on whether any players will be suspended, as Paraguay is set to take on Uruguay in Sunday’s final, while Venezuela will face off against Peru in the third-place game on Saturday.

We’ll be sure to let you know if any brawls break out during the final two matches.  After all, that’s our job, isn’t it?




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