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Here are the top players of the Copa America thus far.

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Colombia defeated the United States 2-0 in the opening game of the Copa America 2016. The game truly showcased Colombia's bright potential while also emphasizing the U.S.'s overall poor form over the last few years. The game was seemingly won in the first half with neither side managing a goal in the second, but the game overall offered up some pretty detailed insight about both sides. Here is what we learned from Group A's first match.

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The Copa America Centenario gets underway in just a few weeks and will feature the best teams from Latin America and North America. Group A is an intriguing situation featuring the US against a few teams that are primed to give it some big trouble in the group round. Will the home team emerge from this tricky situation?

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Cristiano Ronaldo left Wednesday's game for Real Madrid against Villarreal with an undisclosed injury. Initial reports indicates that Ronaldo was not doing too bad, but Friday's report has confirmed something unpleasant for Real Madrid fans - Ronaldo has a strain in his right muscle.

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Colombia will play the most important match of their qualifying campaign when they take on Bolivia in a crucial CONMEBOL World Cup qualifier.

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The World Cup qualifiers return this week with a plethora of major matches for some of South America's major clubs. Colombia, Argentina and Brazil all have big matches this week.

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Three games into anyone's tenure is a small sample size. Yet it is a sufficient enough sample to start drawing some conclusions about style of play and approach to the game. That has been the case with Zinedine Zidane's start to his Real Madrid career where the results have been solid overall, but there have been some interesting questions to be fully aware of.

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James Rodriguez has been the big story of the week for Real Madrid.

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Isco and James Rodriguez were the conspicuous absences of Real Madrid's 2-2 draw against Valencia, with their replacement, Mateo Kovacic, being the man to earn a red card and kill his club's chances at taking over the game.

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Is James Rodriguez undergoing a sophmore slump?

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Something rotten is going on at the Santiago Bernabeu. Simply put, Real Madrid is deep trouble.

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Updated FIFA World Cup Qualifying Standings

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Match day three of the World Cup qualifiers is almost complete. Check out the latest standings here.

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Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are by far the best three teams in the world right now. Who do you think is the best?

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Chile is thriving in CONMEBOL, while other South American nations are struggling. Is it finally time to call Chile the best soccer team on the continent?

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The first two rounds of the CONMEBOL qualifiers have come and gone with some major surprises. From underdogs performing masterfully to dark horses making amends without top stars to heavyweights imploding, these first two rounds have been nothing short of riveting. Here are the biggest takeaways thus far.

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