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Copa America

  • July 16, 2011
  • • 3:00 PM
  • • Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, Ciudad de Córdoba, Provincia de Córdoba
  • Referee: F. Chacon
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Copa America preview: Colombia - Peru

Copa America preview: Colombia - Peru

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The first quarterfinal clash of the Copa America sees Group A winner Colombia face its neighbor to the south, which finished as the top third-placed team.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Colombia: Martinez; Zuniga, Yepes, Perea, Armero; Sanchez, Guarin, Aguilar, Moreno, Ramos; Falcao.

Colombia


Colombia will opt for the same starting XI that earned a 2-0 victory over Bolivia in its last outing, with star striker Radamel Falcao leading the attack.

Peru: Libman, Acasiete, Vilchez, Carmona, Rodriguez; Vargas, Cruzado, Labonton, Balbin; Guerrero, Advincula.


Juan Manuel Vargas and Paolo Guerrero are the main changes from the squad that fell 1-0 to Chile. The stars are back after receiving a breather in the final game having already qualified for the quarterfinals.


DID YOU KNOW?

  • Colombia won Group A with seven points, sending it to Cordoba for the quarterfinal contest.
  • The South Americans are the only team not have conceded thus far in the Copa.
  • Colombia defeated and tied with Saturday's opponent for Saturday in two games during World Cup qualifying for last year's tournament.
  • A win would take Colombia to the semifinals, a place it haven't been since 2004 when it lost to Argentina 3-0.
  • Falcao is Colombia's top scorer with two goals after bagging a brace in the 2-0 win over Bolivia to finish out the group stage matches. 
  • The winner of the contest will play the winner of Argentina and Uruguay in the next round for a spot in the final. 
  • Peru advanced to the quarterfinals as the top third-placed team with four points.
  • The Peruvians have made the quarterfinals six consecutive times in the Copa America.
  • Peru has not made it to the semifinals since the 1997 tournament when it beat Argentina 2-1 in the quarterfinals before losing 7-0 to Brazil in the last four.
  • Paolo Guerrero has both of Peru's goals in the tournament so far.
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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Colombia

Peru

Wins
3
1
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Colombia COL
Colombia Colombia
Draw
Peru PER
Peru Peru
75%
17%

Top 3 Predictions

Colombia COL
2 - 0
Peru PER
Colombia COL
2 - 1
Peru PER
Colombia COL
1 - 0
Peru PER

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