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The major football leagues might have finished long time ago, but this particular summer is more exciting than your typical summer for those of us who fancy a bit of football - not only is there the exciting U21 European Championship, which we've already previewed, but there's also the 2015 Copa America, which is incredibly tight now that Venezuela lost against Peru.

The upcoming weekend is going to see plenty of action in both tournaments, as qualification for the play-off stages will be on the line in both tournaments. The hosts of the U21 Euro, the Czechs, are going to face Serbia in what looks like a must-win match for them if they want to have a shot at progressing further, but the comeback Denmark produced against them in the opener must've left some scars that the Serbs will be keen to take advantage of. Pinnacle have the home team at 3.02, while Serbia can be backed at 2.48 with that very bookie. Sweden might also be worth a punt at a giant price against England, which is now without Berahino and which showed nothing in the match against Portugal. There might be a difference between the two teams on paper, but the 4.68 that Pinnacle are offering for the Swedes looks a touch high nonetheless.

In Chile, Brazil face the defensively sound Venezuela, but you could do a lot worse than to back them at 1.50, which is the price Bet365 offer for the straight victory. The second match that should generate a lot of interest is the showdown between Argentina and Jamaica, which could easily turn into a real scoring-fest considering the firepower Argentina have in Messi and Aguero. Interestingly, the Jamaicans haven't really tried to adopt any ultra-defensive set-ups just yet, so perhaps they could also find the net at least once in what promises to be an excellent match. If you're unfortunate enough to not have a local TV covering the event, you can always grab a beer and turn on the Bet365 live streaming service, which is covering the action in Chile.

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