Even Neymar of Brazil said that he hopes Messi and Argentina will reach the finals.
Everyone wants to see the America’s Cup Championship between Brazil and Argentina on Saturday, July 10th, become a reality with only one match away. Brazil defeated Peru in the semifinals and played its part. Now only Colombia, ranked 15th, stands in front of Argentina, ranked 8th in the world.
Don’t think that Los Cafeteros didn’t hear all the conversation. When they face Messi at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia on Tuesday, they will spoil the party. They have resumes to dispel anxiety.
Colombia defeated Argentina 2-0 in the last Copa America group stage in 2019. The Colombian fell behind Argentina 2-0 in the World Cup qualifiers in June. Head coach Reinaldo Rueda has instilled faith and confidence in a team of accomplished professional players, many of whom also play in the top European leagues, and they will not be intimidated by the occasion or Argentina .
Rueda chose the defense-first approach. Therefore, it is not surprising that scoring is a challenge for Colombia, because he lacked the creativity of Everton star James Rodriguez and he did not make it to the final. At the same time, Argentina will counterattack with a large amount of offensive wealth led by Messi. Messi has achieved fruitful results in the Copa America with four goals and four assists.
But what Messi (pictured below) wants most is to win the Copa America and get his first silverware in the Argentine senior men’s team. If the Argentines can advance, this will be the third time in six years that they will face their mortal enemy Brazil in the Copa America final…in Brazil. The first trophy in this context will be one of Messi’s greatest achievements in his career.
How to watch Argentina vs. Colombia in the U.S.
- date: Tuesday, July 6
- time: 9 p.m. EDT
- TV channel: FS1
- Spanish TV: Univision, TUDN
- stream media: Fubo TV, TUDN.tv
FS1 will play the Argentina-Colombia semi-finals in English, and Univision and TUDN will provide coverage in Spanish.Both networks can be streamed fuboTV (7-day free trial).
Colombia is trying to reach the Copa America final for the first time since 2001, and in the same year it won its only intercontinental championship. Since Colombia won the championship, Argentina has reached the Copa America final in four of the six versions, each of which has lost. Its last trophy hoist dates back to 1993.
Argentina vs. Colombia expected lineup
Although he admitted that he had some tired players knocking on the door, Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni revealed that the team that will play against Colombia will beat Ecuador 3-0 in the quarter-finals. The team doesn’t look much different.
The only real question is whether Guido Rodriguez will start over Leandro Paredes in the midfield. It has been confirmed that central defender Christian “Couty” Romero will again be absent due to injury, and German Pezera will keep his position. If they are looking for offensive sparks, Papu Gomez and Angel Di Maria can come off the bench.
The return of Colombia’s best player Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Juan Guillermo Cuadrado) was boosted, and he returned after a one-time suspension. The main lineup decision for Los Cafeteros is about who will be the forward. With only two goals in five games, a talented front line is expected to have more production.
Rueda may choose Duvan Zapata-Luis Muriel duo, which plays for the Italian club Atlanta. Or he could introduce Rafael Santos Borre, who officially moved to the German team Frankfurt on Monday. The hard-working Miguel Borja is currently trading in the Colombian League. He is another option, although he may be more suitable as a substitute.
Argentina (4-3-3, from left to right): Emiliano Martinez-GK-Marcos Acuna, Nicolas Otamendi, German Pezzera, Navel Molina-Giovanni Loscelso, La Andro Paredes, Rodrigo DePaul-Nicolas Gonzalez, Lautaro Martinez, Lionel Messi
Colombia (4-4-2, left to right): David Ospina-GK-William Tesilo, Davidson Sanchez, Jerry Mina, Daniel Muñoz-Luis Diaz, Gustavo Cuellar, Will Mar Barrios, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado- Duvan Zapata, Luis Muriel
Argentina vs. Colombia: odds and predictions
So what kind of semi-finals can we expect? Colombia has stated that it will strive to play an orderly game, control the rhythm of the game, and minimize errors. Translation: Colombia will adopt a cautious defensive stance, defeat the Argentine, and then hope to score on a breakthrough or set piece.
Argentina is a very stressful team. The players will fight for every ball and meet every challenge. The Argentine will try to make mistakes and win the ball on the court as much as possible. Once they do this, they will aim vertically and straight at the target and speed. In Messi and striker Lautaro Martinez, they have the players to implement the plan. They are also dangerous on set kicks.
This identity makes it difficult for Argentina to be defeated-they have remained unbeaten in 18 games (11-0-7) since losing to Brazil in the semi-finals of the Copa America in 2019-but it also means that the Argentines have not let The team was disappointed, and the quarter-finals against Ecuador were closer than the final score (3-0) would have you believe.
This knockout is expected to be a tough game: Argentina tries to pass Colombia’s low pick and roll, or tries to pull the Colombians out of their positions. Unless the early goals open up the situation in some way, grinding is usually a slower, low-scoring thing. All five games in Colombia were a goal or a 0-0 draw.
The total number of goals is low, the slight advantage of victory and Argentina is the way to play this game. Argentina has Messi’s difference. Neymar and Brazil’s script against Peru-Neymar’s Magic laid the decisive goal for Brazil’s 1-0 victory-may also be staged here.
prophecy: Argentina 1, Colombia 0
Odds provided by DraftKings
- Argentina wins (90 minutes): -120
- Argentina advances: -265
- Lucky draw (90 minutes): +230
- Columbia wins (90 minutes): +390
- Colombia advances: +210
- Argentina took the lead in scoring and winning the game: -103
- Argentina -0.75 Asian Handicap: +107
- Argentina scored from penalty kick: +500
- The total number of goals is less than 1.5: +170
- Colombia has scored less than 0.5: +108