Copa America 2019: Latest Group Results, Tables and Schedule After Sunday

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistJune 16, 2019

ADDS GOAL WAS ANNULLED - Paraguay's Oscar Cardozo, left, celebrates scoring his side's second goal, which was later annulled, with teammate Miguel Almiron during a Copa America Group B soccer match against Qatar at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
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The 2019 Copa America continued Sunday in Brazil with two initial group-stage matches as teams looked to establish themselves as early contenders.

After Colombia stunned Lionel Messi and Argentina in the first Group B game, Paraguay and Qatar faced off to finish the group's opening set of games. Elsewhere, Group C play started Sunday with a showdown between Uruguay and Ecuador.

Here is a look at the scores, updated tables and a recap for Sunday’s action.


Sunday Results

Paraguay 2, Qatar 2

Uruguay 4, Ecuador 0


Updated Group Tables

Group A

Brazil: 3 pts, +3 GD

Peru: 1 pt, 0 GD

Venezuela: 1 pt, 0 GD

Bolivia: 0 pts, -3 GD


Group B

Colombia: 3 pts, +2 GD

Paraguay: 1 pt, 0 GD

Qatar: 1 pt, 0 GD

Argentina: 0 pts, -2 GD


Group C

Uruguay: 3 pts, +4 GD

Chile: 0 pts, 0 GD

Japan: 0 pts, 0 GD

Ecuador: 0 pts, -4 GD


Monday Schedule

Japan vs. Chile, 7 p.m. ET on ESPN+

The full schedule can be found on the tournament’s official site.


Sunday Recap

Paraguay 2, Qatar 2

Both Paraguay and Qatar earned a point for their draw Sunday, but the latter is surely feeling better about the result. 

It appeared as if Paraguay would cruise to victory when they earned a penalty kick in the first four minutes of the game. Their corner kick drew a handball, and Oscar Cardozo buried the ensuing kick to put his side on top.

Selección Paraguaya @Albirroja

⚪🔴 #Albirroja 🏆 #CopaAmerica "Brasil 2019" ✅ Grupo B - Fecha 1 ⏳ 4' | GOOOOL DE OSCAR CARDOZO 🇵🇾 #Paraguay 1️⃣-0️⃣ #Qatar 🇶🇦 ⚽ #ElSueñoQueNosUne 🙌🏼 https://t.co/KbXCcFvWkL

That was the only goal of the first half, as Paraguay’s defense made sure to squander any opportunities Qatar created.

The breathing room came in the 56th minute when Derlis Gonzalez unleashed a right-footed shot from outside the box into the back of the net. It seemed to be enough to give Paraguay three early points to draw even with Colombia, but Qatar had other ideas.

Almoez Ali scored a beauty by bending it into the corner from outside the box to pull within 2-1, and Boualem Khoukhi tallied the equalizer to complete the head-turning comeback.


GOAL ⚽️ #Qatar are back level! Boualem Khoukhi's deflected shot flies up into the air and eventually makes its way into the back of the net. 🇵🇾 2 - 2 🇶🇦 Watch 👉 https://t.co/SUEOPoR3wD #beINCopa #PARQAT #CopaAmerica https://t.co/CPnmDZcSEv


FT: 🇵🇾 2 - 2 🇶🇦 #Paraguay squandered a two goal lead in the 2nd half and that could prove to be a valuable point for #Qatar. #beINCopa #PARQAT #CopaAmerica https://t.co/HIj5tGOJn1

Qatar maintained its physical defense from there to keep the game tied and ultimately controlled 57 percent of the possession, per ESPN.com.

As a result of the draw, Messi and Argentina are looking up at the entire group.


Uruguay 4, Ecuador 0

If Sunday was any indication, Uruguay is the team to beat in Group C.

Their victory over Ecuador was never in doubt after they broke the scoreless tie six minutes in with a Nicolas Lodeiro goal from the center of the box. As if Ecuador weren't already facing an uphill battle against Luis Suarez and Co., Jose Quinteros was issued a red card and ejected later in the first half.

That left the challengers a goal behind and a man short, and Uruguay wasted little time fully capitalizing on the situation.

Edinson Cavani found the back of the net on a corner kick play that included a header assist from Diego Godin, and Suarez scored his first goal of the tournament from the right side of the six-yard box.

Goal @goal

GOAL! Luis Suarez gets in on the act and Uruguay are three goals up before half-time 🔥 This is getting messy for Ecuador 😬 #CopaAmerica #URUECU https://t.co/Q9F8GGpg2H

It was 3-0 by the half, and Uruguay put things on cruise control from there to clinch the victory.

They even added another goal for good measure, which came when Arturo Mina put it in his own net. 


⚽️⚽️GOAL⚽️⚽️ Oh no 🙈 a terrible ricochet off Arturo Mina gives @Uruguay a fourth goal - @Uruguay 4-0 @FEFecuador | #URUECU WATCH LIVE ▶️ https://t.co/cwZ82E2u2A https://t.co/tzbkkaTQx3

Japan and Chile will each have the opportunity to fare better against the dominant side than Ecuador did, but Uruguay looked ready to advance deep in the Copa America. They finished with 61 percent of the possession and a commanding 16-2 advantage in shots, per ESPN.com, and have already made a resounding statement.