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Internationals - Erik helps Argentina into last eight

Posted on 21 June 2015  - 09:09

Erik Lamela helped Argentina see out a 1-0 win over Jamaica on Saturday night to secure top spot in Group B at the Copa America.


Our attacking midfielder made his first appearance at this year’s tournament in Chile when he replaced Angel Di Maria in the 84th minute of the contest, with his side leading through Gonzalo Higuain’s first half strike.

Gerardo Martino’s men duly retained their advantage until full-time to ensure they head into next weekend’s quarter-finals with some winning momentum, having also seen off Uruguay by the same scoreline earlier in the week.

As previously reported , young defender Milos Veljkovic was part of the Serbia side that made history by winning the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand on Saturday morning.

Today (Sunday, June 21) sees England Under-21s meet Sweden in a crucial Group B encounter at the European Under-21 Championship finals in Czech Republic. Tom Carroll, Harry Kane and Alex Pritchard are all in the squad for the match, which kicks-off at 5pm UK time (6pm local).