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A well-organized football tournament where the stadiums were largely completed on time and the fans behaved – Chile's hosting of the Copa America has burnished its credentials as Latin America's can-do country.With 12 nations taking part, holding the South American competition is not on the scale of the World Cup, but still provided logistical difficulties in a region where hooliganism has often dogged games.Chile, one of the region's most developed countries known for its strong rule of law, also banned many elements used in the past to create a colorful and noisy atmosphere at Latin American matches, such as drums, large banners, fireworks and flares.Peru's manager Ricardo Gareca praised Chile's fans and called the organization "impeccable" after his team lost Tuesday's semifinal.The friendly atmosphere did crack a little when Chile played and won the final against neighbors and bitter rivals Argentina Saturday.
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