Euro 2020 / Copa America 2021 Diary
All the latest news, information and photos from Barça’s international stars competing in the two continental championships
Plenty of FC Barcelona players are involved in both the European Championship and the Copa America, which are taking place simultaneously in June and July. Scroll down for all the latest news on our stars at the two continental tournaments.
It didn’t happen for Martin Braithwaite and Denmark. Despite opening the scoring through Mikkel Damsgaard, England quickly levelled thanks to a Simon Kjaer own goal and sealed it in extra time when Harry Kane’s penalty was saved but he was quick to pounce on the rebound. England go on to play Italy in Sunday’s final… and Euro 2020 is over for the Barça contingent.
Vores EM slutter her…#ForDanmark #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/6J1qb8vCzn
Few would have predicted that Martin Braithwaite, thanks to Denmark’s wonderful run, would be the last man standing for Barça at Euro 2020. But there he is in the starting line-up as the Danes take on England for a place in the final against Italy.
Kom så, Danmark! 🇩🇰#ForDanmark #EURO2020 #ENGDEN pic.twitter.com/qhfGdb3kfK
While the whole of England is excited about the prospect of football ‘coming home’, Denmark’s sole intention is to stop that happening. Not long to go before the second Euro 2020 semi-final!
Tid til at gøre arbejdet færdigt. Tak for støtten allesammen. I er med os hele vejen 🇩🇰 pic.twitter.com/mWDFnfLPit
Martin Braithwaite and Denmark take on England and Wembley today (9:00 pm CEST) in search of a place in Sunday’s final against Italy. After beating Wales and the Czech Republic in the previous rounds, they are now just one game away from appearing in the final for the second time. In 1992 in Sweden, Denmark ended up lifting the trophy.
Tid til at gøre arbejdet færdigt. Tak for støtten allesammen. I er med os hele vejen 🇩🇰 pic.twitter.com/mWDFnfLPit
Speaking after the game, Leo Messi said “there were difficult moments. But we have Emi in goal and he’s awesome. We had faith in him. We achieved our goal of playing in every game and now we’re going for the final.”
“We deserve this. It’s what we wanted. In the previous Copa America this group become stronger and showed what we can do. This time we are going to the final.”
🏆 #CopaAmérica🔝 Subí que te llevo a la final 😉 pic.twitter.com/puCYvXPkSX
Argentina are through to the Copa América final after defeating Colombia on penalties. Despite leading from the seventh minute after Leo Messi set up for Lautaro Martinez, they were unable to add any further goals and Luis Diaz produced a second half equaliser equaliser. With extra time only applying in the final of this tournament, it went straight to a shootout.
Messi converted the opening kick, and Argentina goalie Emiliano Martinez became the hero of the day by saving three out of four Colombian kicks – and Argentina will now go on to meet host nation in what promises to an amazing final.
Sergio Agüero was an unused substitute.
El 🔟 hoy le prestó su capa de superhéroe 💫 ¡Los abraza todo un país! 🇦🇷📸 @CopaAmerica pic.twitter.com/lW0ikbOcgR
Eric Garcia said after the defeat that “we have to view this as the start of something big. We got so much support from the fans. Thank you so much.”
And, Jordi Alba said: “I have been in this team for 9 or 10 years and have never been with a group like this. Losing hurts but even more seeing how much hope these players had … The years are going by and this is coming to an end, and this was a lost opportunity. But as long as I am up to it I intend to stay with this team.”
“We have clear ideas and have shown that we’re able to compete for the World Cup … It took penalties to beat us … I’m sure there is a lot more left in this team.”
“I hope I can be there for Qatar. Fitness wise I’m fine and I’m mentally much stronger than in other years. But if the boss decides I’m not up to it, then that’s when I’ll stop coming.”
Proud of our players! @Pedri @5sergiob @JordiAlba @ericgm3 💪💙❤️! #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/D3PCCXkhZq
Spain’s Euro 2020 is over after they were beaten by Italy in a penalty shootout.
With all four Barça players in the starting line-up, they were playing some delightful football but failing to make their dominance count before Federico Chiesa handed Italy the lead on the hour mark. Alvaro Morata equalised with ten minutes to go and there would be no further scoring.
Italy went on to win the shootout, and will meet the winners out of England and Denmark in this weekend’s final.
🫂 Ganamos y perdemos como EQUIPO.Lo hemos intentado hasta el final pero la suerte nos ha sido esquiva. ❤️ Gracias por creer en nosotros y por acompañarnos en este viaje.No dudéis nunca: ¡¡VOLVEREMOS MÁS FUERTES!!#SomosEspaña #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/g1SaIgqgNS
Still 0-0 between Spain and Italy at half-time, but Gary Lineker is impressed with someone!
Pedri is soooo good. Absolute superstar in the making. Gorgeous footballer.
Luis Enrique has named all four of the Barça contingent in the starting line-up against Italy. Jordi Alba is at left back and Eric Garcia is the right-sided centre back. Meanwhile, Sergio Busquets will be orchestrating things from the centre of midfield, with Pedri just to his left.
🚨 OFICIAL | ¡¡TENEMOS LA ALINEACIÓN INICIAL PARA LAS SEMIS!!👥 Estos son los once jugadores elegidos por @LUISENRIQUE21 para este derbi mediterráneo por un billete en la final de la #EURO2020.👏🏻 ¿ESTÁIS LISTOS, AFICIÓN? ¡¡VAMOOOOOS!!🆚 #ITA – #ESP #SomosEspaña pic.twitter.com/Oi4dyDPdvv
All eyes are now on one city – London. Spain and Italy are the first to tread the Wembley turf in today’s semi-final, but Martin Braithwaite and the Danish team are also installed in the British capital ready for their game with the country that will host every game from now on – England.
London calling 🙌#ForDanmark #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/msm5zNTYdG
🏟️ Por este escenario han pasado artistas como U2, Bruce Springsteen o Coldplay, pero hoy la música corre por nuestra cuenta.🎸 ¡¡Queremos disfrutar de un gran concierto futbolístico de la @SeFutbol en Londres!!😜 En un rato nos vemos, @wembleystadium.#SomosEspaña#EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/3vBiydn9DB
Today is day for the Spanish national side. Luis Enrique’s team take on a highly rated Italy side in the semi-final of Euro 2020 at Wembley Stadium in London, kick off 9.00pm CEST. Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Eric Garcia and Pedri will all be looking to be involved as Spain look for the first appearance in the final since they won the tournament back in 2012, beating today’s opponents Italy in the final.
🚨¡¡NOS JUGAMOS EL PASE A LA FINAL!! 🚨⚽ Italia – ESPAÑA 🏆 Semifinales de la #EURO2020🏟 @wembleystadium 📍 Londres🕘 21:00 (hora peninsular española)📺 @telecincoes ✍️🏻 PREVIA: https://t.co/WijN5hNnYI#SomosEspaña pic.twitter.com/OSnytpsJsN
Not only could Argentina qualify for the Copa America final by beating Colombia tonight, but Leo Messi could equal Pele’s South American record of 77 goals for his country.
Martin Braithwaite is looking forward to their semi-final with England tomorrow. The Danes are looking to make the final for the second time in their history. For the English, it would be the first.
Can’t wait!🗓️#ForDanmark #EURO2020 #DEN #LondonCalling pic.twitter.com/eaFeHoENER
Brazil, with Barça full-back Emerson Royal as an unused substitute, are through to the final of their own Copa America after defeating Peru 1-0 in an intense semi-final at the Nilton Santos in Rio. Lucas Paquetá scored the only goal of the game off a Neymar assist in the 35th minute. Peru battled long and hard to get something back, but the hosts managed to hold on and will meet the winner out of Argentina and Colombia in the grand final.
Parabéns a todo o grupo 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾Que venha a final! Vamoooooossss! https://t.co/CSnveZve3V
Tem vitória da #SeleçãoBrasileira? Então tem foto no vestiário pra comemorar a classificação! Vamos em busca do título! #VibraOContinente📸: Lucas Figueiredo / CBF pic.twitter.com/UHzNoZ1Yrr
Pedri has given a press conference ahead of Spain’s semi-final with Italy at Wembley tomorrow night.
“I feel fine, but this isn’t Pedri’s Spain. We’re a great team and as a unit we have reached the semi-final.”
“Barça and Guardiola are right to say that going to the Olympics would be a lot of games but I love playing football.”
“If get chances to score I need to take them and the boss and my team-mates remind me of that. It’s something I need to work on in the future.”
“We are two teams with a lot of quality in midfield. It’s going to be a very tight battle in that area and the team that makes the fewest mistakes will win it.”
“I don’t know about nerves. I’ll never be as nervous as I was before my first game for Las Palmas in the second division.”
🗣️ @Pedri: “Yo siempre he dicho que lo que más me gusta es el fútbol. Es verdad que estoy jugando muchos partidos, pero es lo que me gusta”.#SomosEspaña #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/6N2EftKL8Y
Tonight (Tuesday morning) at 1.00am CEST, we have the first of the semi-finals in the two continental competitions. It is a repeat of the final two years ago, with Emerson Royal’s Brazil taking on Peru, who saw off Paraguay on penalties in the previous round.
Bom dia! Hoje tem decisão e vamos pra cima em busca da vaga na final da CONMEBOL @CopaAmerica! 💪🇧🇷🏆🇧🇷 x 🇵🇪 – 20h | #BRAxPER #VibraOContinente📸: Lucas Figueiredo/CBF pic.twitter.com/3tIj4NdA5M
Estamos na semi!!! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾#VamosBrasil 🙏🏾🇧🇷
Spain v Italy at Wembley… Oh my! With travel from Spain to the UK practically impossible, ‘La Roja’ are calling on Spanish citizens living in the country to get down to London (if they don’t live there already) and support the team.
📢 A la atención de todos los españoles que vivís en Inglaterra: OS QUEREMOS ESCUCHAR EL MARTES.✈️ Ante la imposibilidad de viajar desde España, ha llegado vuestro momento.🙌🏻 ¡¡WE NEED YOU!! 🙌🏻🔗 https://t.co/z1L9SL5vHI#SomosEspaña #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/LGzZENKt7z
Not many people predicted Denmark would be going to the Euro 2020 semi-finals, especially after they lost their first two games. But there they are and Martin Braithwaite is proud as punch. Next up is England at Wembley. It’s a huge ask, but the Danes have shown time and again in this tournament that they are not a team to be underestimated.
Small country. Big dreams. One step closer 🇩🇰 pic.twitter.com/Ukx0QpdN8q
Training for Argentina who are just two games away from their first major title of the 21st century. They face Colombia in the Copa America semi-final on Wednesday (Thursday morning at 3.00am CEST).
#SelecciónMayor Jornada de recuperación y movimientos de baja intensidad para el plantel que conduce @lioscaloni. ¡Continuamos con todo! 🇦🇷👊🏼#SiempreUnidos pic.twitter.com/rNsonFdQGi
Two assists and a goal for Leo Messi in Argentina’s 3-0 win against Ecuador. He has been named MVP in four of the five games that his country have played in the competition so far:
Un gol. Dos asistencias. Más ángulos del partido del 🔟 🇦🇷¿Qué más podemos pedir? 😍#VibraElContinente #CopaAmérica pic.twitter.com/ItLjdgyT3f
Argentina are into the semi-finals of the Copa América after a 3-0 win over Ecuador in their quarter-final. Leo Messi scored and provided an assist for Rodrigo De Paul with Lionel Scaloni’s side facing Colombia in the last four. Los cafeteros knocked out Ronald Araujo’s Uruguay on penalties in their quarter-final after a goalless 120 minutes of football.
🏆 #CopaAmérica⚽ @Argentina 🇦🇷 3 (Rodrigo De Paul, Lautaro Martínez y Lionel Messi) 🆚 #Ecuador 🇪🇨 0👉 ¡Final del partido en Goiânia! 🔜 El elenco comandado por Lionel Scaloni jugará el próximo martes ante #Colombia 🇨🇴¡Nos vemos en semifinales! 💪 pic.twitter.com/cjrgUvAb6Q
Denmark and Martin Braithwaite have done it! First half goals from Thomas Delaney and Kasper Dolberg were enough to do it despite a tremendous fightback from the Czechs after the break. It means Barça will be represented in both semi-finals of Euro 2020, with Denmark taking on the winners of today’s later fixture between England and Ukraine.
VI SKAL IKKE HJEM – VI SKAL VIDERE! 🇩🇰#ForDanmark #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/hB0rnp36uy
Martin Braithwaite has been named in the Danish starting XI against the Czech Republic…
Se kampen på DR1, DRTV eller Viaplay. 📺#ForDanmark #EURO2020 #DEN #CZEDEN pic.twitter.com/9TMfBL1iwO
There are three more quarter finals that will potentially involve Barça players today, one in Europe and two in South America.
Uruguay v Colombia (Saturday/Sunday, 12am CEST)With centre back Ronald Araujo among their squad as well as former Barça man Luis Suárez, Uruguay finished second in Group A behind Argentina. The country that has won the trophy more times than any other, most recently in 2011, faces the third-placed team in Group B, Colombia, at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia. Colombia, surprisingly, have only ever won the tournament once, in 2001, and their number include former FC Barcelona defender Yerry Mina.
🗓️ 🔜 @Uruguay enfrentará a @FCFSeleccionCol, por los cuartos de final de la @CopaAmerica 2021, mañana a las 19 h en el estadio Mané Garrincha.#ElEquipoQueNosUne pic.twitter.com/vlZMBubBhs
Argentina v Ecuador (Saturday/Sunday, 3am CEST)Lionel Messi and Kun Agüero have been two of the standout performers of the tournament so far. Indeed, Messi is the top goalscorer so far with three goals. Argentina have not won the South American Championship for 28 years, and it is a title that both players would love to add to their collection, and there was nothing about their group stage form to suggest that that can’t happen in 2021. They’re up against Ecuador, who qualified for the quarter finals without winning a single game – they had three draws and a defeat. Goiânia is the venue.
#CopaAmérica 🏆 ¡Llegamos a Goiania! Seguimos juntos detrás de un mismo objetivo 🤜🏼🤛🏼#VamosArgentina 🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/eYm36pVa6W
Czech Republic v Denmark (Saturday, 6pm CEST)Despite losing their first two games, Martin Braithwaite’s Denmark squeezed into the last sixteen on the final day and then routed Wales 4-0 in Amsterdam to qualify for the quarter finals. Baku, Azerbaijan is the venue as the winners of the 1992 edition, but who have not returned to a semi-final since, face the impressive Czech Republic, who put an end to De Jong and Memphis’ tournament with Holland in the previous round. The Czechs won this tournament in 1976 as part of the former Czechoslovakia and were runners-up at Euro 96.
✈️ BAKU ✈️#ForDanmark #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/0IxXJojXpa
Brazil are through to the semi-finals of the Copa America after beating Chile 1-0 despite playing half the game with ten men after Gabriel Jesus was sent off. The red card came just two minutes after Lucas Paqueta had scored the only goal of the game. Barça’s Emerson Royal was an unused substitute.
Brazil go on to play Peru in the semi-finals , who beat Paraguay on penalties after a 3-3 draw.
ESTAMOS CLASSIFICADOS PARA AS SEMIFINAIS DA CONMEBOL COPA AMÉRICA!Vamos seguir em busca da décima taça na raça, na garra e na vontade. Pra cima deles, Brasil 🇧🇷🇧🇷 #VibraOContinente pic.twitter.com/C0uphdx2Wp
Spain win on penalties! Sergio Busquets hit the post with the first kick of the shootout, but ultimately it didn’t matter. The Swiss only managed to score one of their four kicks and Spain march on the the semi-finals at Wembley where they’ll play the winners of Blegium and Italy, who kick off in just a few minutes.
🙌🏻¡¡ESTAMOS EN SEMIFINALEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!🙌🏻 ¡¡ESTAMOS EN SEMIFINALEEEEESS!! ¡¡QUÉ VIIIIIVAAA ESPAÑAAA!!😭 Las lágrimas inundan nuestras mejillas de pura emoción. De pura adrenalina.🤗 ¿CÓMO ESTÁIS VOSOTROS, AFICIÓN?💪🏻🇪🇸 ¡¡VAMOOOOOOOOOSSSS!!#SomosEspaña #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/xi2KFdl54m
Chance after chance after chance for Spain but the goal just didn’t want to come. The game goes to penalties. Switzerland already beat France in a shootout, will they do the same to Spain?
😱 ¡¡Y AHORA JORDI ALBAAAAAAA!! ¡¡QUÉ CHUTAZO!!Qué cerca estuvo @JordiAlba de marcar su segundo tanto desde fuera del área, pero salió por encima del larguero.⚔️ ¡¡ESTAMOS CERCANDO LA PORTERÍA DE SUIZAAAAA!!#SUI 🆚 #ESP | 1-1 | 96’ #SomosEspaña #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/3212U5wU6U
It ends 1-1 in St Petersburg after Switzerland equalised through Xherdan Shaqiri. So we go into extra time, but the Swiss are a man down after Remo Freuler was red carded.
🏁 ¡¡FINAL EN RUSIAAAA!! ¡¡NOS VAMOS A LA PRÓRROGA!!💪🏻 ¡¡Vamos, chicos!! ¡¡UN ESFUERZO MÁS!!#SUI 🆚 #ESP | 1-1 | 94’ #SomosEspaña #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/KgWdDEFZRw
Half-time in St Petersburg and Spain still lead 1-0 thanks to Jordi Alba’s early opener. Tight-fought game though, and anything could happen in the next 45 minutes.
🏁 ¡¡FINAL DE LA PRIMERA PARTE EN SAN PETERSBURGO!!La @SeFutbol se va a los vestuarios con ventaja en el marcador y una sensación de control sobre el partido.🙌🏻 ¡¡SIGAMOS ANIMANDO PARA EL SEGUNDO PERIODO!!#SUI 🆚 #ESP | 0-1 | 45+1’ #SomosEspaña #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/nPUjms4H0D
What a start for Spain! Jordi Alba rifles one in from outside the box and it takes a deflection off a defender to leave goalkeeper Sommer helpless. The game is just eight minutes old and the Barça defender has given Spain a 1-0 lead.
⚽️ ¡¡¡GOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLL DE ESPAÑAAAAA!!! ¡¡¡GOOOOOOOLLLL DE @JordiAlba!!! Chutazo del lateral zurdo desde la frontal que toca en un defensa y despista a Sommer.¡¡¡VAMOOOOS!!#SUI 🆚 #ESP | 0-1 | 8’ #SomosEspaña #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/NVKnJbCskA
Luis Enrique has named his side for Spain’s Euro 2020 quarter final against Switzerland! Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets and Pedri are all among the starters, while Eric Garcia is on the bench.
🚨 OFICIAL ¡¡YA TENEMOS NUESTRO ONCE INICIAL!!👥 Esta es la alineación de partida de @LUISENRIQUE21 para los cuartos de final de la #EURO2020 ante Suiza.💪🏻 ¡¡OS SENTIMOS CERCA, AFICIÓN!! ¡¡JUNTOS SOMOS MÁS FUERTES!! ¡¡VAMOOOOS!!🆚 #SUI – #ESP #SomosEspaña pic.twitter.com/jmgAW4K5sv
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Football is back today and there are two games involving Barça players to look forward to…
Switzerland v Spain (Friday, 6pm CEST)
Saint Petersburg is the venue as Busquets, Pedri, Jordi Alba and Eric Garcia will be looking to get Spain, three times winners in the past, into the semi-finals of a major tournament for the first time in a decade. Both teams are meeting after providing one of the most entertaining nights of international football EVER! Spain let a 3-1 lead slip against Croatia, but bounced back to win a remarkable last sixteen match 5-3. And then Switzerland looked dead and buried against Griezmann and Lenglet’s France, but found two late goals to send the game into extra time and ended up knocking out the world champions and bookies favourites on penalties. The Swiss are now looking to reach the semi-finals of a major tournament for the first time ever.
Brazil v Chile (Friday, 2am CEST (Saturday morning))
Emerson started Brazil’s last group game and will be hoping to get picked again as the host country take on Chile in what promises to be a pulsating quarter finals clash. Brazil are the defending champions, but Chile, including former Barça men Claudio Bravo and Arturo Bravo, won the two before that. Brazil topped their first round group undefeated while Chile only mustered one win in four games, against Bolivia. The Nilton Santos in Rio de Janeiro is the venue.
Not to be outdone, Emerson Royal and the Brazilian squad have been hard at it too…
O trabalho segue para a #SeleçãoBrasileira! Amanhã tem mais treinamento, sempre de olho na partida contra o Chile. Vamos! 🇧🇷⚽️Fotos: Lucas Figueiredo / CBF pic.twitter.com/7sYtazxFiN
The group stage of the Copa America was really a kind of prelude. Eight of the ten teams are still in the competition, but this is when things start getting serious. There are no second chances from now on. Argentina start the business end of the competition against Ecuador.
#SelecciónMayor El plantel argentino realizó, esta tarde, una nueva práctica en el predio de #Ezeiza pensando en el cruce con @FEFecuador. ¡Seguimos con todo! 👊🏼🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/TXlkFltrFq
Martin Braithwaite and his Danish team-mates have arrived in Baku for their QF against the Czechs.
✈️ BAKU ✈️#ForDanmark #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/0IxXJojXpa
Spain are in St Petersburg revving their engines for their game with the Swiss, the side who knocked out many people’s hot favourites to win the title, France. After their last sixteen games produced a total of 14 goals… can we expect another classic from these two teams in Russia?
😎 ¡¡ENTRENAMOS CON SOLAZO EN RUSIA!!💪🏼 Segunda sesión de preparación de la @SeFutbol en San Petersburgo. Los de @LUISENRIQUE21, con la mirada puesta en los cuartos ante Suiza.#SomosEspaña #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/gzTRb7l4ke
Another day without Euro 2020 or Copa America action, but it all gets going again tomorrow. The tournaments are now in synch with two quarter finals in each one on Friday and saturday. Here’s a reminder fo the games and the Barça players that are involved:
ALL TIMES CENTRAL EUROPEAN TIMEFriday 2 July6.00pm: Switzerland v Spain (Busquets, Alba, Pedri, García)9.00pm: Belgium v Italy11.00pm: Peru v Paraguay2.00am: Brazil (Emerson) v Chile
Saturday 3 July6.00pm: Czech Republic v Denmark (Braithwaite)9.00pm: Ukraine v England12.00am: Uruguay (Araujo) v Colombia3.00am: Argentina (Messi, Agüero) v Ecuador
There are no games eithier in Euro 2020 or the Copa America today, after both tournaments have reached the quarter final stage, with Barça still well represented despite the eliminations of both France and Holland.
The next games with Barça involvement are on Friday, with Spain facing Switzerland at 6.00pm CEST and Brazil taking on Chile at 2.00pm CEST.
Copa América 2004
Diese Seite enthält den Gesamtspielplan des Wettbewerbs Copa América 2004 der Saison 2004. Es werden alle Ergebnisse der Gruppenphase und der KO-Runden aufgelistet.
Type of cup: National Team
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