Our prediction for this Copa America match:
Estadio Nacional de Brasilia will host the Copa America quarter-final which pits together Uruguay and Colombia. The Uruguayans kicked off their Copa America campaign with a 1-0 loss to Argentina, but they have been producing fine displays at the showpiece tournament ever since. Edinson Cavani’s penalty helped La Celeste beat Paraguay in their last group game, and, no doubt, the Manchester United will pose a big threat for the opposition defenders.
Atletico Madrid superstar Luis Suarez should be recalled to the starting XI. Los Cafeteros, on the other hand, are without star players Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez at the Copa America, and seeing that Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado is banned for the Uruguay clash, we are tempted to put our money on Oscar Tabarez’s charges. In their last meeting at Copa America, back in 2004, Uruguay defeated Colombia 2-1.
Highlighted Player (Luis Suarez):
Luis Suarez is a controversial footballer who plays for La Liga side Barcelona as a striker. The Uruguayan forward moved to Europe in 2006, signing a deal with Groningen. After scoring 10 goals in 27 league appearances for the club in the 2006/2007 Eredivisie campaign, he joined Ajax at the end of the season. The prolific striker scored no less than 81 goals in 110 appearances for Ajax and, as a result, Liverpool chiefs decided to sign him on 31 January 2011.
Suarez became the club’s most expensive signing and he was producing thrilling performances with the Anfield outfit between 2011 and 2014. Liverpool were on the verge of winning the 2013/2014 Premier League trophy, but Steven Gerrard slipped in the decider against Chelsea and they eventually finished the season in second place in the standings.
In 2014 Suarez joined Barcelona and he was the top scorer in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign. He won the 2013/2014 Premier League Golden Boot as well and in 2011 he clinched the Copa America trophy with Uruguay.
Highlighted Team (Colombia):
Seleccion de futbol Colombia has stepped on to the international scene in 1938 with its competitive debut against Mexico. Colombia has in recent years become a national symbol of strength representing country’s efforts to fight the negative reputation.
Passionate about their football team, Colombians have formed a huge fan base which enjoyed in their team’s impressive run to the 2014 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals at the competition in which Real Madrid star James Rodriguez was awarded the Golden Boot for most goals and the Best Goal of the Tournament awards. Jose Pekerman’s team has also been named the Fair Play team at the same event.
The fans were pretty disappointed to see their team reach the quarter-final stage at the 2015 Copa America though as Colombia crashed out in disappointing fashion losing to Argentina after a penalty kick. Radamel Falcao remains the most prominent star of the current team despite his poor spells with Manchester United and Chelsea respectively. Monaco striker is also the team’s top scorer with 25 goals added to his name.