Early signs good from a thrilling Copa

July 7, 2007
By Andrew Downie
With the group games over and the quarter final ties set, the Copa has proven to be one of the most entertaining and eventful in years.

With the exception of Brazil, Mexico and the USA, all 12 competing nations brought their top teams and they have provided goals galore. The 18 games have given us 50 goals at an average of 2.8 a game. The last World Cup to provide that many goals was Mexico in 1970.

Off the field, a country whose main passion is baseball has succumbed ...

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