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Chile took the first step to defending the Copa America title successfully and won a 4-0 win over Japan in the first round of Group C.

Chile have the Copa America of the last two editions in 2015 and 2016. Now Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal are starting the campaign to defend the trophy during the tournament in Brazil.

Japan are in Cuba for the second time in history. During the current edition of the tournament which saw the participation of 16 teams for the first time.

The Chilean quadrilateral came from Eric Bolgar, Alexis Sanchez, and striker Eduardo Vargas.

Description of the game

The game started at an average level on both sides and although Chile dominated the game, the danger to the Samurai goal was few.

However, the pressure from Chile is yellow from the first goal scored by midfielder Eric Boulgar in the 41st minute with a powerful header after a cross from a corner.

Japan's Ayashi Yoyda almost scored the equalizer for Chile after using a mistake in Chile's defense and was alone in the penalty spot and passed from the goalkeeper before he could be sent off the net.

At the start of the second half, striker Vargas added the second goal with a superb shot from outside the area in the 54th minute.

Once again, Ayasay Iweda wasted an easy chance for Japan in front of Chile's goal when they reached a cross in the penalty area but shot the ball off the pitch.

Manchester United striker Alexis Sanchez came in for the third goal of the Chilean team with a great header in the 82nd minute.

A minute later, Faragas took advantage of Japan's defense mistake and the keeper stepped out to put the ball into the net and complete the Copa America's four-pointer against the Samurai.

In the quartet, Chile lead Group C with Uruguay, who beat Ecuador 4-0.

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