Colombia-Chile game delayed because of traffic in Sao Paulo

June 28, 2019
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Chile's players warm up prior to a Copa America quarterfinal soccer match against Colombia at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, June 28, 2019. The start of the game was delayed by 20 minutes. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Copa America quarterfinal between Colombia and Chile has been delayed after the Chilean squad couldn’t arrive in time because of heavy traffic in Sao Paulo.

The match at the Arena Corinthians started 20 minutes after originally scheduled to give Chile time to warm up.

Colombia started to warm up on the field but players went back to the changing rooms after being told that Chile would not make it in time. They later returned to finish their pre-game session along with the Chilean squad.

Chilean media said it took nearly two hours for the squad to make it to the stadium in the suburbs of Brazil’s biggest city.


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