Sunday Mba scored the only goal to give Nigeria its first Africa Cup of Nations soccer title in 19 years and third in total.
Burkina Faso defeated Ghana 3-2 in a penalty shootout to advance to its first Africa Cup of Nations soccer final, where it will face two-time champion Nigeria.
Diego Forlan scored twice as Uruguay beat Paraguay 3-0 to win its record 15th Copa America soccer championship and move ahead of archrival Argentina.
Venezuela beat Chile 2-1 to complete a weekend of quarterfinal upsets at soccer’s Copa America as defending champion Brazil joined tournament host Argentina in exiting after a penalty shootout.
Luis Suarez scored twice as Uruguay beat Peru 2-0 to reach the Copa America final, where it will try for a record 15th South American soccer championship.
Uruguay defeated Mexico 1-0 to book a quarterfinal against host Argentina at soccer’s Copa America, while Chile beat Peru by the same score to win their group.
World champion Spain has declined an offer to play in the Copa America, South America’s national- team soccer tournament, citing a busy schedule.
Paraguay beat Venezuela 5-3 in a penalty shootout to reach its first Copa America soccer final in 32 years without having won a single game at the tournament.
A Buenos Aires prosecutor ordered the closure of Argentina’s largest stadium after clashes yesterday between police and fans injured more than 30 people as the country prepares to host this week South America’s top soccer tournament.
Japan withdrew from July’s Copa America soccer tournament as the country deals with the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated its northeast region.