19 Jun And not only were they prematurely eliminated —€“ they were humiliated. Chile went ahead at halftime after a thoroughly dominating opening 45 minutes. And little did Mexico know, that was as good as it would get for them. El Tri were torn apart in the second half, conceding five more times as they. 19 Jun Mexico rode into Saturday's Copa América quarter-final with Chile on a wave of mounting momentum, unbeaten in 22 games and with the biggest support of any team in the competition. They left shellshocked, struggling to make sense of their worst ever defeat in a major tournament. Their fans were fleeing. 18 Jun Chile, perhaps more than any other team, came into this month's Copa America Centenario feeling it had something to prove. Although it is the defending champion, it wasn't one of the four teams seeded into the tournament. Although it's ranked fifth in the world, most of the pre-Centenario attention focused.