Our match prediction:
If there ever was a good chance for Argentina to end the long wait for a major trophy, it is now, and it would appear as though Gerardo Martino and his men are well aware of the opportunity that presented itself. La Albiceleste managed to get revenge on Chile for the defeat in the 2015 Copa America final, beating them 2-1 in the opener, before hammering Panama 5-0 to secure their place in the quarter-finals. And while Leo Messi was not sorely missed against La Roja, he went on to score a hat-trick against Los Canaleros to prove he has overcome his injury problems. And with the likes of Banega and Di Maria also in excellent form, Argentina look set to play another great game of football and keep their 100% record intact. The reality is that Bolivia have already missed their chance in games against Panama and Chile, and having lost six games in a row, it is not realistic to predict they can stop La Albiceleste in their tracks.
Highligted Player (Aguero):
Sergio Aguero was born on 2 June, 1988 in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. Sergio’s nickname is Kun and he used to play for Independiente and Atletico Madrid in the past. The Manchester City attacker has won two Premier League trophies with the Etihad Stadium outfit (2011/2012, 2013/2014) and he played in the Champions League semi-final with the Citizens in the 2015/2016 season. However, Real Madrid proved to be a big catch for Kun Aguero and his teammates in the semis of the elite competition. The Argentine forward won the Olympic Gold Medal with the national team in 2008, while lifting the FIFA U-20 World Cup trophy on two occasions (2005, 2007). Aguero scored 24 goals in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, but that did not help Manuel Pellegrini’s troops win the national championship. Kun was married to Diego Maradona’s daughter Gianinna, but the couple separated in 2012. Giannina gave birth to their son Benjamin in 2009.
Highlighted Team (Bolivia):
Bolivian Football Federation has been established in 1926 and it is one of the 10 member of South American Football Confederation. Managed by Julio Cesar Baldivieso, La Verde have gone through difficult times since their second place finish at Copa America 1997. Three-time World Cup participants have last appeared at the global stage in 1994 and they have never gone past the first round on any of the three tournaments, scoring only one goal at the tournament held in the USA. Bolivia took part in 24 Copa America tournaments since their debut in 1926 and the most prominent result was their 1963 title. Luis Hector Cristaldo and Marco Sandy are the two players with most caps for Bolivia with their 93 international appearances, while Joaquin Botero’s name still stands at the top of the scoring charts with the former Bolivian international netting 20 during his time with the national team.