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5 records that could be broken in Copa America 2016

Srihari
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Copa America 2016 is all set to be a record-breaking tournament

Copa América Centenario is almost upon us and the oldest international football tournament is all set to be one that captivates and illuminates the viewer thanks to sheer quality of players on display. Despite some big names missing out due to Olympics and injury, it still has plenty of star dust.

Unlike many international tournaments, the duration between two Copa America tournaments isn’t always the same and that means several records that have been set a while back are still to broken but there are some that could be broken.

Here are 5 records that could be broken in Copa America 2016:

1) Jamaica scoring their first Copa America goal

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Up until last year's tournament, Jamaica had never played a single Copa America match in their history. But participation in the 2015 tournament in Chile was unfortunately not a tournament to remember for the Reggae Boyz as they not only lost all three group games but also failed to score a single goal in the tournament.

While they didn't exactly embarrass themselves in the tournament, they do have an unwanted record to their name. Of the 16 teams to have taken part in the tournament's 100-year history, they are the only team to have never scored a goal or taken a single point in the tournament. While all their three defeats in 2015 were 0-1 losses to Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, no less, they will be looking to get rid of that record in the tournament in USA.

Placed in Group C along with Uruguay, who have won the most Copa America titles, a strong Mexico side and Venezuela, it won't be easy for Jamaica to rid themselves of that black mark. But, they should have enough to score at least a goal in those three games, even if they might struggle to claim a point to lift them off bottom spot in the all-time Copa America table.

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Srihari
FEATURED WRITER
An author, poet, soft skills trainer and sports enthusiast, who has a Masters in Sports Journalism and NCTJ-accredited level 3 Diploma in Journalism
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