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Late Zapata goal gives Colombia 1-0 win over Qatar

Late Zapata goal gives Colombia 1-0 win over Qatar
Soccer Football - Copa America Brazil 2019 - Group B - Colombia v Qatar - Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil - June 19, 2019 Colombia's Duvan Zapata scores their first goal REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino -
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UESLEI MARCELINO(Reuters)
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SAOPAULO (Reuters) – A late goal from Duvan Zapata, his second in two games, gave Colombia a 1-0 win over Qatar on Wednesday and ensured their place in the quarter-finals of the Copa America.

Zapata rose with five minutes left to head home a floated James Rodriguez cross and break the deadlock in a scrappy but end to end encounter on a chilly night at Sao Paulo’s Morumbi stadium.

The result means Colombia, who beat Argentina 2-0 in their opening match, now have six points and top Group B, with Argentina playing Paraguay later on Wednesday.

Qatar have one point after drawing 2-2 with Paraguay on Sunday but could still qualify for the last eight.

(Editing by Ian Ransom)

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