Video: Paraguay v Venezuela Copa America semi-final descends into brawl

Posted by - July 21, 2011 - Football videos, South America

Let’s go Caracas

Paraguay are a great national team to follow if you have to work late. Nothing ever happens until 120 minutes are up. You can roll up late, watch the penalty shootout and then enjoy the real action.

Take last night’s Copa America semi-final victory over Venezuela as an example. After a drab 0-0 draw, Paraguay clinch a place in the final on spot-kicks and then everyone enjoys a brawl.

It is easy to forget when you watch that these are two senior national teams. Can you imagine Frank Lampard being involved in a pitched battle against Thomas Muller and a policeman after England’s World Cup exit last summer?