Uruguay face Colombia for a place in the semi-final

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Uruguay face Colombia on Saturday in the quarterfinal of the oldest national team competition in the world.

The huge clash between two of South America’s great powers will kickoff at 19:00 local time (22:00 GMT) at Estadio Mané Garrincha in Brasilia.

This game will between two of the most evenly matched sides in the quarterfinals with Uruguay qualifying in a higher position in their group than Colombia.

Uruguay progressed in second place behind Argentina with 7 points while los cafeteros finished in third in Group B on 4 points behind Brazil and Peru.

Oscar Tabárez’ side has been quite inconsistent so far in the CONMEBOL Copa América but won their final game of the group 1-0 against Paraguay to finish in a very respectable second place.

Colombia had a rest day on the final round of fixtures with the last game coming 10 days ago. against hosts Brazil. They lost this very tight encounter 2-1 with 2 late goals but there were some encouraging signs. An opening day win against Ecuador was key in their progression.

Uruguay have won more Copa America titles than any other side and will look to add to their impressive record. Los cafeteros, on the other hand, are looking for their second win and their first outisde of Colombia.

– Details –

Stadium: Mané Garrincha (Brasilia).

Time: 19:00 local time (22:00 GMT)

Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)

Where to watch on TV
In Uruguay: Canal 4, Canal 10, Canal 12, Dexary y DirecTV
In Colombia: Caracol TV, RCN, Win Sports y DirecTV
In Brasil: Fox Sports

– History –

  • Uruguay have the upper hand in recent meetings with Colombia in the CONMEBOL Copa América with 4 wins, 1 draw and only 1 defeat.
  • Uruguay and Colombia will meet in the quarterfinals for the second time in the history of the Copa America. The previous meeting in 1993 ended 1-1 with Colombia progressing on penalties.
  • Uruguay has only lost once in their last 9 games in the CONMEBOL Copa América (5 wins, 3 draws). They have won their last 2 games, something they hadn’t previously achieved in one edition of the competition since 2011.
  • Uruguay and Paraguay are the only teams to have not conceded in the second half of games in this year’s CONMEBOL Copa América.
  • Colombia’s Yerry Mina has won more aerial duals than any other player in this year’s CONMEBOL Copa América (20).

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