Hosts Brazil fined for homophobic chants at Copa America
CONMEBOL fined the Brazilian Football Confederation $15,000 on Thursday over chants directed at Bolivian goalkeeper Carlos Lampe during the hosts’ 3-0 win in Sao Paulo on June 14.
Homophobic chanting from the crowd was also heard during the quarterfinal victory against Paraguay on Thursday night.
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Brazil booked their place in the semifinals with a 4-3 penalty shootout win over Paraguay after the scores finished level at 0-0.
They will face the winners of Argentina versus Venezuela in Friday night’s quarterfinal at the legendary Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.
Argentina scraped into the knockout stages with a victory over Qatar, but skipper and star man Lionel Messi has said that “another Copa America starts, now it's all or nothing."
The team are aiming to win a first major trophy since 1993, while Messi is aiming to put a losing streak of four finals with his country behind him.Also on rt.com Whether it’s fair or not, Messi is forever stuck in Maradona’s shadow