Peru (FIFA Rank 48) v Colombia (3)
Colombia had already secured advancement to the quarterfinals, so they made 10 changes to the lineup when they played Costa Rica and promptly lost the game 3-2 and finished second in the group. But was it a great loss? They earned an extra day of rest, significantly less travel by not coming to Seattle and are now on the opposite side of the bracket from tournament favorite
the USMNT Argentina.
James Rodriguez looks to be over the shoulder injury he sustained in Colombia's opener, he was a halftime substitute in the ill fated Costa Rica match, and will be looking to lead Colombia to a deep run in Copa America. Rodriguez won the golden boot in Brazil 2014 but has struggled to recapture that form since signing with Real Madrid and is looking to leave a mark on this tournament.
Peru were the surprise winner of Group B, scoring a controversial 75th minute goal against Brazil and then holding on for the 1-0 win that saw them win the group and send Brazil home with manager Dunga subsequently sacked. However lucky their win over Brazil was, this is familiar territory for Peru as they have made it to the semi-final (eventually finishing third) in the last two Copa America's. This is a rematch of the 2011 quarterfinal where Peru needed 30 minutes of extra time to beat Colombia 2-0 in Córdoba, Argentina.
- Like all Copa America Centenario knockout games except for the final, if this match is tied after 90 minutes it will go straight to penalties.
- The winner of this match will face the winner of Mexico v Chile on Wednesday, June 22nd in Chicago.
- Lastly, despite the surprise inclusion of Colombia, the late elimination of Brazil for the lesser followed Peru and high ticket prices this match is sold out.
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