Argentina's Ezequiel Lavezzi celebrates after scoring against USA during their Copa America Centenario semifinal football match in Houston, Texas, United States, on June 21, 2016. / AFP / Omar Torres
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The Copa America has often been dismissed as a poor relation to the European Championship, so much so that the latter has frequently been dubbed by the media as "the World Cup minus Brazil and Argentina".The Copa America, being played in the United States, features World Player of the Year Lionel Messi, five of the top 10 teams in the FIFA world rankings and seven teams who made the knockout stages at the World Cup two years ago.It is on the field where the 16-team Copa may have come out winning, producing 90 goals, at an average of exactly three per match, compared to an average of just 1.92 at the 24-team European championship.United States coach Juergen Klinsmann predicted that the Copa could be more interesting than the Euros following its expansion from 16 to 24 teams.
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