By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The 2011 Copa América kicked off in Argentina last Friday (July 1st), while defending champions Brazil, the "Seleção," played their opening game on Sunday against Venezuela. After almost a year at the helm, Mano Menezes took charge of his first competitive fixture, which ended in a disappointing 0-0 draw.

The Copa América, now held every four years, is the most important international tournament in South America behind the FIFA World Cup

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