Copa America quarterfinal was delayed as Chile got stuck in traffic

Traffic in Sao Paulo saw Chile arrive late to their Copa America quarter-final against Colombia, delaying kick-off.

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Chile's Copa America quarterfinal against Colombia was delayed after the two-time defending championsarrived to the Arena Corinthians late due to traffic in Sao Paulo.

Chile reportedly got to the stadium just 40 minutes before the expected kick-off time.

As the scheduled kick-off time approached, La Roja announced it had been pushed back by 20 minutes, with the game to start at 20:20 local time (23:20 GMT).

Colombia also reportedly arrived to the stadium later than expected, although it got there before Chile.

Chile kept its Copa America title defence alive with a penalty shoot-out win over Colombia . In what was a largely scrappy and tight encounter, two-time defending champions Chile was held to a 0-0 draw at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo. Chile sealed a 5-4 win in penalty shootout.

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