Sanchez’s Copa America dream comes to an end

Colombia players in a huddle (pic: Aaron Chown/PA).

Colombia players in a huddle (pic: Aaron Chown/PA). - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

The Spurs defender was unable to help Colombia through to the semi-finals of the tournament

Davinson Sanchez and Colombia suffered more penalty shoot-out heartbreak in an international tournament last week, this time in the Copa America.

Back in 2018, the South Americans lost to England in the round of 16 at the World Cup and they were edged out again from 12-yards this time around too.

Colombia qualified for the last eight of the Copa America with a 100 per cent record in Group B and faced holders Chile in the knock-out phase.

A tight contest occurred and Sanchez played the whole match, but it remained level in Brazil and penalties were required

Chile managed to hold their nerve and progressed 5-4 on spot-kicks to leave Sanchez, 23, and Colombia dejected again.

The centre back will now rest up for a short period of time before he returns to Spurs for pre-season later this month.

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Juan Foyth's journey in the competition continues, however, with the youngster now a fixture in the Argentina team.

After he helped his country qualify for the quarter-finals with a Group B victory over Qatar, he kept his spot for the last eight clash with Venezuela.

Foyth completed the 90 minutes as well as Argentina won 2-0 which sees them now through to the semi-finals.

Tottenham Hotspur also have two players competing in the Africa Cup of Nations and they experienced contrasting results last week.

Victor Wanyama was involved in a dramatic Group C match with his country Kenya against Tanzania.

The former Celtic and Southampton midfielder helped his nation to a late 3-2 victory over their rivals to keep alive their hopes of reaching the knock-out phase.

Kenya's captain will next be in action this evening and a win over Senegal will send them through while they also have a chance of qualifying if they finish third.

Serge Aurier's Ivory Coast also have work to do after a 1-0 loss to Morocco in Group D of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The full-back played 69 minutes and will expect to lead his country again later today against Namibia in their final group fixture.

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