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Copa America

  • July 8, 2011
  • • 8:45 PM
  • • Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza, Provincia de Mendoza
  • Referee: S. Pezzotta
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Copa America Preview: Peru - Mexico

Copa America Preview: Peru - Mexico

Gio dos Santos, Mexico (Getty Images)

The underdogs of Group C meet in what will likely determine which of these two sides advances to the knockout rounds of the tournament.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

Peru (4-5-1): Fernandez; Rodriguez, Acasiete, Revoredo, Vilchez; Vargas, Guevara, Balbin, Ballon, Advincula; Guerrero

Mexico (4-4-1-1): Michel; Aguilar, Araujo, Reynoso, Mier; Chavez, Aquino, Reyes, Enríquez; Dos Santos; Lugo.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Mexico has never won Copa America since its invitation in 1993, although it has come runners-up twice, in 1993 and 2001, and finished third place on three occasions.

  • El Tri successfully defended the Gold Cup trophy, after beating the United States 4-2, also securing a berth at the 2013 Confederations Cup.
  • Mexico features a largely U22 roster, with five overage players. To further complicate matters, eight players were sent home and suspended six months for breaking team rules. Among those suspended was Jonathan Dos Santos of Barcelona. The team is highlighted by his brother, Giovani Dos Santos, one of a few holdovers from the Gold Cup squad.
  • Peru has won two Copa America titles, but only in its previous guise as the South American Championship.
  • Despite failing to qualify for the World Cup since 1982, Peru has finished as quarterfinalists in the last four editions of the tournament. The team also finished last in CONMEBOL qualifying for the 2010 World Cup.
  • Star strikers Claudio Pizarro and Jefferson Farfan will miss out of the Copa entirely due to injury, but influential winger Juan Manuel Vargas should shake off a leg injury to start against Mexico.
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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Peru

Mexico

Wins
2
2
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Peru PER
Peru Peru
Draw
Mexico MEX
Mexico Mexico
38%
48%

Top 3 Predictions

Peru PER
1 - 2
Mexico MEX
Peru PER
2 - 1
Mexico MEX
Peru PER
0 - 2
Mexico MEX

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