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Key Events

P. Zabaleta
Yellow Card
E. Lamela
Á. Di María
G. Barnes
D. Brown
C. Tevez
G. Higuaín
J. Taylor
M. Hector
S. Dawkins
L. Laing
R. Pereyra
J. Pastore
R. Austin
Yellow Card
M. Hector
Yellow Card
J. Pastore
Yellow Card
J. Watson
Yellow Card
Á. Di María
Assist
G. Higuaín
Goal
3
2
3
3

Stats

Possession
% %
6
4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 1
Total Passes 718 255

Commentary

And that's all from Vina del Mar. Thank you for following the LIVE action of the 2015 Copa America - hope you've enjoyed it. I've been Jonathan Davies and until next time, Adios!
Argentina progress to the quarter-finals as Group B winners. Gonzalo Higuain's goal after just 11 minutes proved to be decisive and they will now play here in Estadio Sausalito against one of the third-placed teams in the last eight. Hats off to Jamaica who gave it their all, but bow out of the competition pointless and goalless.
FULL TIME: ARGENTINA 1-0 JAMAICA
IT'S ALL OVER - ARGENTINA HAVE WON GROUP B!
Argentina deal with it well, but only at the expense of a corner...
P. Zabaleta
Yellow Card
Argentina
Yellow card Pablo Javier Zabaleta Girod
JAMAICA HAVE A FREE KICK ON THE NEAR TOUCHLINE - LAST CHANCE MAYBE?...
We are into stoppage time and it looks as if Argentina are going to hang on. You cannot fault the effort of Jamaica in these closing stages, though.
Some clever play from McCleary on the right as he darts into the area, but his ball in bounces off Barnes and goes behind for a goal kick.
CLOSE FROM TEVEZ! Zabaleta gets in behind the defence as he does so often for Manchester City and pulls the ball back for Tevez, whose shot is deflected wide of the target.
E. Lamela
Á. Di María
Argentina
Argentina make their final switch of the night and Di Maria is given a rest after another tireless performance. Erik Lamela comes on for the remaining six minutes.
They are looking dangerous as they show a lot of positivity in their play, but there is no real cutting edge inside the penalty area for them.
Jamaica are starting to go for it here. Argentina need to be careful not to concede as it will put them all square with Paraguay, which could make things very interesting indeed.
G. Barnes
D. Brown
Jamaica
Jamaica make their final change of the night as Brown comes off to be replaced by Giles Barnes. Derby County fans will remember the man who plies his trade in the MLS with Houston Dynamo nowadays.
STAT ATTACK! Interestingly, Jamaica's squad have a total of 26 goals between them. That is just two more than Higuain and 20 less than Messi!
Rojo switches the play to Zabaleta, who lays the ball into Messi. He moves inside before finding Di Maria, but the Manchester United man's shot swerves away from the target.
Meanwhile, there have been three changes - two for Jamaica, one for Argentina. Taylor and Simon Dawkins replace Laing and Hector, while Carlos Tevez is coming on for Martino's men with Higuain making way.
C. Tevez
G. Higuaín
Argentina
Substitution Gonzalo Gerardo Higuaín Carlos Alberto Tevez
J. Taylor
M. Hector
Jamaica
Substitution Michael Hector Jermaine Taylor
S. Dawkins
L. Laing
Jamaica
Substitution Lance Laing Simon Dawkins
ALMOST FOR HIGUAIN! Rojo fires another ball across the area which is begging for a touch, but Jamaica just about manage to scramble it away from the striker's toes.
Jamaica look like they are going to make a change with Jermaine Taylor stripped off on the touchline and ready to come on. He is currently eighth on their all-time appearance list and tonight will be his 81st for the Reggae Boyz.
BROWN HAS A GO! The lone striker turns his marker very well and has a shot on goal, but it is straight at Romero who gathers fairly comfortably.
Jamaica are yet to really gain some kind of foothold in this game. They are very much on the back foot as Argentina look to put the game beyond them. There are plenty of positives for them to take from this tournament, but a goal would mean the world.
What an impact that could have been for the 24-year-old, who is making just his seventh appearance for Argentina this evening.
ARGENTINA SHOULD BE TWO UP! Di Maria races away again and pulls the ball back for Higuain, who looks to roll it across for substitute Pereyra but doesn't connect properly and sends it out for a goal kick.
R. Pereyra
J. Pastore
Argentina
And that is Pastore's last action of the game as he is brought off to be replaced by Juventus' Roberto Pereyra.
GOOD TRY FROM PASTORE! The PSG man receives the ball on the corner of the penalty area and drills in a left-footed effort that flashes past the far post.
WHAT A SAVE FROM MILLER! Jamaica fail to properly clear and the ball drops to Messi, who tries to chip over Miller. The keeper does brilliantly, though, to stretch and claw the ball out of the air.
Both Hector and Austin were booked before that free kick was taken. The former for his challenge, while the skipper was cautioned for his protest though the replays suggest he did have a point.
Argentina are awarded a controversial free kick on the edge of the area after Hector is deemed to have fouled Messi, despite clearly playing the ball. Messi steps up but sends his effort straight into the grateful arms of Miller.
R. Austin
Yellow Card
Jamaica
Yellow card Rodolph Austin
M. Hector
Yellow Card
Jamaica
Yellow card Michael Hector
DI MARIA RATTLES THE BAR! He cuts inside onto his left foot and sees a powerful effort crash against the woodwork before bouncing to safety.
ALMOST AN OWN GOAL FROM LAWRENCE! Nobody in blue and white attack Rojo's dangerous ball across the face of goal, but it bounces off the Jamaica full-back and almost beyond Miller who rescues his defender.
CLEAR DIVE FROM McANUFF! Garay suggests that the Jamaica man threw himself to the floor and replays confirm that he did. Nevertheless, Jamaica are awarded a free kick.
The referee blows his whistle and Argentina get us back underway.
The players and officials are back on the pitch and ready to get started again in the second half.
Jamaica have been very much second best so far this evening. Schafer will be looking to get the message across to his players that they must look to finish on a high, knowing that they are out regardless of what happens here.
Gonzalo Higuain's 11th-minute strike is the difference between the sides at the break. His performance so far is bound to give Martino a selection headache up front ahead of the quarter-finals, with Sergio Aguero hoping to be restored to the line-up.
HALF TIME: ARGENTINA 1-0 JAMAICA
Mr Bascunan blows his whistle and brings the first half to an end.
J. Pastore
Yellow Card
Argentina
Yellow card Javier Matías Pastore
Argentina are doing what they need to do. Following Paraguay's draw with Uruguay earlier, a win of any kind will be enough to see them through as Group B winners on seven points.
STRONG SAVE FROM MILLER! It is all to easy for Argentina again as Di Maria has time to take a touch and take aim on the edge of the area. He unleashes a powerful effort which is heading for the roof of the net, but Miller gets strong enough fingers on it to tip it away.
Laing needs to be careful. He concedes a free kick on the far touchline after bringing down Zabaleta. Although his challenge is nowhere near worthy of a second yellow card, the referee will be watching him like a Hawk from now on.
OFF THE LINE BY MORGAN! Argentina launch a counter attack from a Jamaica corner, with Di Maria racing away on his own. He dinks the ball neatly over Miller but Morgan is in the right place to prevent a second goal.
SIDE NETTING FROM HIGUAIN! He picks up a stray pass in the Jamaica midfield and receives the ball back from Pastore in the box, before his effort deflects into the side netting and behind for a corner.
SO CLOSE FROM MESSI! In trademark fashion, he cuts inside onto his left foot in the penalty area before seeing his placed effort bounce just beyond the far post.
J. Watson
Yellow Card
Jamaica
Yellow card Je-Vaughn Watson
Laing is shown the yellow card by Mr Bascunan after a crunching challenge on Pastore, which leaves the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder writhing in agony.
A rare lapse in concentration from Romero gifts Jamaica a corner, as he fails to control Garay's back pass. Fortunately for him, nothing comes from the resulting set piece.
Di Maria finds Messi just outside the box and the Barcelona man looks to find a way through, but Lawrence stays with him all the way to make a decent interception.
And by Lionel Messi's standards, that was pretty poor. His delivery doesn't even beat the first man beyond the wall and is comfortably cleared by Jamaica.
They now have a free kick in a decent position after Pastore is tugged back by Austin. This is near the right touchline and Messi is stood over it...
Martino will be pleased by what he has seen from his side so far. It may only be 1-0 but Argentina are playing with a lot more freedom and this is the first time they have really expressed themselves at this tournament.
HIGUAIN HITS THE BAR! The goalscorer nips in ahead of Miller to latch onto a through pass to lob the ball over his head, but it does not drop quickly enough and clips the top of the bar. He is looking very sharp this evening.
MASCHERANO ON THE VOLLEY! He does not score too many but that would have been a special one. The ball falls to him on the edge of the area before his left-footed effort is deflected wide of the target.
Argentina, on the other hand, have a chance to really make a statement here. They are already certain of a quarter-final place but have been far from convincing in their opening two games - throwing away a two-goal lead against Paraguay before squeezing past Uruguay.
Jamaica may only be playing for pride now but they must look to gain a foothold in this game. They have played well in the tournament but are yet to find the back of the net. Schafer will be keen for his side to change that this evening.
That was the eighth goal that Argentina have scored against Jamaica in what is just their third ever match against the Reggae Boyz. It is almost 17 years to the day since they met in the 1998 World Cup when Gabriel Batistuta scored a hat-trick in a 5-0 win.
Higuain has taken this opportunity with both hands so far. Tonight marks his 50th appearance for Argentina and that was his 24th goal for them. If he keeps his performance levels up, he will have more by the end of the night.
Á. Di María
Assist
Argentina
Assist Ángel Fabián di María Hernández
G. Higuaín
Goal
Argentina
ARGENTINA TAKE THE LEAD AND IT'S HIGUAIN!!! He has looked very eager to make a mark this evening and he has done so. He controls Di Maria's pass in the area and sweeps the ball into the corner past a flat-footed Miller.
Jamaica have also made two alterations from last time out. Lance Laing and Deshorn Brown come into the side following the defeat to Paraguay, with Simon Dawkins and Giles Barnes dropping to the bench.
We have a slight break in play here as Miller goes down following an aerial challenge with Higuain. The Jamaica keeper receives some attention but is quickly back on his feet.
HIGUAIN GOES CLOSE AGAIN! Di Maria embarks on a powerful run into the area from the left before being tackled, but the ball breaks to Higuain whose effort is deflected over the bar and behind for a corner.
Higuain is one of two changes made by Gerardo Martino for tonight's game. He replaces Sergio Aguero up front, while Martin Demichelis comes into defence at the expense of Nicolas Otamendi.
CHANCE FOR HIGUAIN! That was a good opportunity for the Napoli striker. He was played in by Messi and cut back onto his right foot, but could only poke the ball wide of the target.
CHILEAN REFEREE JULIO BASCUNAN BLOWS HIS WHISTLE AND JAMAICA GET US UNDERWAY!
The teams receive a warm reception as they come out onto the pitch and the national anthems are now being observed.
Jamaica: Miller; Hector, Morgan, Mariappa, Lawrence, Laing, McCleary, McAnuff, Austin, Watson, Brown.
Argentina: Romero; Zabaleta, Garay, Demichelis, Rojo; Biglia, Mascherano, Pastore; Messi, Higuain, Di Maria.
TEAM NEWS ...
It is a special evening for the aforementioned Messi, who is about to earn his 100th Argentina cap. His only goal in this tournament so far came from the penalty spot against Paraguay, but it would be no surprise to see the little magician add to his tally tonight.
Jamaica can no longer progress to the last eight, but will be determined to finish off with a solid display this evening. Uruguay and Paraguay were each made to work for 1-0 victories over Winfried Schäfer's men, who now face the daunting task of keeping Lionel Messi quiet for 90 minutes. Victory for Argentina will ensure they top the group.
Hello everyone. The final match of Group B in the Copa America is upon us. Argentina are already through to the last eight and will be expected to make light work of Jamaica in Viña del Mar. Can the Reggae Boyz spring a surprise?
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