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Mexico, Bolivia play out scoreless draw at Copa America

Mexico and Bolivia played a lackluster 0—0 draw Friday in the second match of the Copa America, the South American championship.

The result was disappointing for Mexico, which is playing what amounts to its B team but was still a favorite to beat Bolivia, which has not won a match in this tournament since 1997.

Mexico’s best players like Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez are being held out for next month’s Gold Cup in the United States.

Bolivia had clear scoring chances, particularly in the first half, while Mexico’s best opportunity came early in the second half when substitute Raul Jimenez headed just wide in the Group A match.

Mexico defender Rafael Marquez, playing his fifth Copa America, went off early in the second half with an apparent injury.


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