Colombia will take on Peru in the third-place playoff match of Copa America 2021 on 9th July/ 10th July (India), at Estadio Nacional de Brasilia. Peru was denied a place in the final for the second year in a row after losing 1-0 to host nation Brazil, while their opponents were eliminated in a penalty shootout against Argentina.
Colombia vs Peru Team Preview
After forcing Argentina to a penalty shoot-out, Colombia had a legitimate opportunity to go to the final. However, Emiliano Martinez’s three superb saves guaranteed that any aspirations of Los Cafeteros meeting Brazil in the final were quickly dashed.
Despite their recent form and a management change earlier this year, the Colombians were considered outside favorites at the start of the competition. With some important players absent and in poor form, they hobbled through the group stage and had to slog through a penalty shoot-out triumph against Uruguay to reach the semi-finals before succumbing to Argentina.
Peru played well in their semifinal against Brazil, but a Lucas Paqueta goal kept them from reaching a second Copa America final in a row. They will, however, need to draw inspiration from the rest of the tournament and beat Colombia to secure a third-place finish in the continental competition.
After the semifinal elimination, a third-place result might not mean much right now, but no side wants to finish fourth. As a result, the teams will show passion and confront one another in order to keep their identities unscathed.
COL VS PER: Head to Head
Colombia and Peru have faced each other in 67 matches with Colombia having an edge winning 26 games to Peru’s 19 victories. They recently encountered in the group stage of Copa America with Peru winning the game 2-1.
Match Name: Colombia vs Peru
Date: 9th July/ 10th July (India)
Timings: 8:00 pm ET/ 5:30 am IST
Venue: Estadio Nacional de Brasilia
Squads to choose from
David Ospina, Camilo Vargas, Aldair Quintana, Stefan Medina, Óscar Murillo, Carlos Cuesta, William Tesillo, Yerry Mina, Daniel Muñoz, Davinson Sánchez, Jhon Lucumí, Wílmar Barrios, Gustavo Cuéllar, Edwin Cardona, Juan Cuadrado, Mateus Uribe, Yairo Moreno, Leandro Campaz, Sebastián Pérez, Baldomero Perlaza, Duván Zapata, Luis Muriel, Luis Díaz, Rafael Santos Borré, Miguel Borja, Alfredo Morelos, Yimmi Chará
Renato Tapia, Santiago Ormeño, Anderson Santamaría, Gerald Távara, Carlos Lora, Renzo Garcés, Gianluca Lapadula, Marcos Johan López, Christian Cueva, Luis Iberico, Raziel García, Miguel Araujo, Alex Valera, Alexis Martín Arias, Alexander Callens, Yoshimar Yotún, José Carvallo, Luis Abram, Wilder Cartagena, André Carrillo, Pedro Gallese, Sergio Peña, Carlos Cáceda, Aldo Corzo, Christian Ramos, Miguel Trauco
Probable Playing XI
David Ospina; Daniel Munoz, Yerry Mina, Davinson Sanchez, William Tesillo; Juan Cuadrado, William Barrios, Gustavo Cuellar, Lias Diaz; Duvan Zapata, Miguel Borja
Pedro Gallese; Aldo Corzo, Christian Ramos, Alexander Callens, Miguel Trauco; Renato Tapia, Yoshimar Yotun; Andre Carrillo, Sergio Pena, Christian Cueva; Gianluca Lapadula
Colombia: Juan Cuadrado, Yerry Mina, William Tesillo
Peru: Yoshimar Yotun, Sergio Pena, Gianluca Lapadula
Pedro Gallese, Yerry Mina (VC), Daniel Munoz, William Tesillo, Andre Carrillo, Yoshimar Yotun (C), Juan Cuadrado, Christian Cueva, Sergio Pena, Miguel Borja, Gianluca Lapadula
Peru start as favorites to win this matching owing to the strength and balance in their squad. Even in the group stage encounter, Peru came out on top against Colombia and would look to finish the tournament on a high note.
The aforementioned COL vs PER Copa America 2021 Dream 11 Prediction, COL vs PER Copa America 2021 Final Prediction, COL vs PER Copa America 2021 Top Picks are based on our in-house analysis. However, this does not guarantee a positive result.