CHICAGO --Josef Martinez slotted a left-footed shot under goalkeeper Andre Blake in the 15th minute and Venezuela beat 10-man Jamaica 1-0 in their Group C opener in the Copa America tournament Sunday.
Martinez's goal was set up by a Jamaican giveaway on a clearance attempt. Venezuela defender Rolf Feltscher intercepted and started a quick-hitting, four-pass combination that freed Martinez near the left corner of the 6-yard box.
Jamaica midfielder Rodolph Austin was sent off in the 23rd minute, receiving a straight red card for a studs-up tackle on Venezuela's Tomas Rincon.
Michael Hector nearly tied it for Jamaica on a right-footed shot that hit the post in the 49th minute, and Blake had a diving save in the 70th minute to keep the deficit at one goal.
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