Colombia (FIFA Rank 3) v Chile (5)
Colombia needed penalty kicks to beat a determined Peru squad to make the semi-finals while Chile put a historic 7-0 drubbing on Mexico in their quarterfinal romp.
Colombia finished second in their group to the USMNT after they made 10 changes to their lineup in their final group stage game and promptly lost 3-2 to Costa Rica. But that loss put them on the opposite side of the bracket from tournament favorite Argentina, so maybe it was a strategic choice? James Rodriguez leads Colombia's attack and he appears to be fully recovered from the shoulder injury he suffered in the opener against the USMNT.
Chile are the defending Copa America champions, having waited 99 years from the tournament's inception to win their first title on home soil in 2015. Chile will be reluctant to give up the title and are looking for another crack at Argentina in the finals. Chile lost 2-1 to Argentina in both teams tournament opener in Santa Clara on June 6th. Due to yellow card accumulation, Arturo Vidal will be out for this game. Vidal picked up a senseless yellow card in Chile's 7-0 demolition of Mexico. Alexis Sanchez will look to drive the offense for Chile while Eduardo Vargas leads the Golden Boot race with 6 goals, including 4 against Mexico.
- 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 Argentina in the final on Sunday and the loser will take on the USMNT on Saturday, both matches are at 5 PM.
How to Watch:
Colombia v Chile
Wednesday, 5 PM
Location: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
TV: FS1, Univision and Univision Deportes
Streaming: Fox Sports Go and Univision Deportes
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