Chicago, Illinois. The Chilean national team has arrived in the Windy City after utterly humiliating Mexico seven-nil in the quarter finals. The players prepare for the semifinal against Colombia, and their fans have nothing but high expectations.
The Bayern Munich midfielder will hang up his international boots a decade after making his Chile debut. The 30-year-old said his country's failure to qualify for the World Cup has "crushed his soul."
South American champions Chile beat Colombia 2-0 and move a step closer to securing back-to-back Copa America victories. But in the final, the holders will meet a stern test in Argentina and Lionel Messi.
One goal and two assists from Lionel Messi ensured a spot in the final for Argentina where they'll face either Chile or Colombia. Should they win the competition on Monday they'll match Uruguay's record of 15 titles.
Several Latin American countries fear that the crisis in Venezuela will unleash a wave of refugees. Colombia wants to help, but it fears proposed border refugee camps could aggravate the problem more than alleviate it.
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