The Copa America 2020 has already published the fixture which was approved by FIFA, and the new edition of this tournament will start from 12 June to 12 July 2020. The Tournament will be host by two countries, which are Argentina and Colombia and the final match will be played in Colombia and this will happen for the first time. Colombia Will host the grand final after nineteen years. The reason for holding this tournament into two countries was to bring South America soccer to all the fans of the continent. As a host country, this will be the second match for Colombia and they will play against Venezuela at Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero, Cali. The match will be held in this upcoming Wednesday on 21st June.
- Match Between: Colombia vs Peru
- Date: 21st June
- Time: TBD
- Day: Sunday
- Stadium: Estadio Atanasio Girardot, Medellín
- Location: Cra. 74 #48010, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
- Capacity: 44,739
- Surface: Grass
Colombia Team Squad
Goalkeepers: David Ospina, Eder Chaux, Aldair Quintana
Defenders: Davinson Sanchez, Yerry Mina, Jeison Murillo, Jhon Lucumi, William Tesillo, Yairo Moreno, Frank Fabra, Santiago Arias, Stefan Medina
Midfielders: Jefferson Lerma, Wilmar Barrios, Mateus Uribe, Luis Diaz, Steven Alzate
Forwards: Stiven Mendoza, Luis Sinisterra, Juan Cuadrado, Luis Muriel, Alfredo Morelos, Roger Martinez
This is the 3rd match of Colombia from group A, and they would play against Peru this time at the Estadio Atanasio Girardot, Medellín. Colombia is also hosting Copa America along with Argentina and the match is being held at Colombo; so, therefore, Colombia will be favorite for this game and surely they will try to win this match too as they would want to win the whole trophy. The defense and the attack of the team are pretty good and also they have good players in the midfield. Roger Martinez is a pretty good striker and they have Morales, Mendoza and Luiz Diaz to support him.
Peru Team Squad:
Goalkeepers: Pedro Gallese, Carlos Caceda, Patricio Alvarez
Defenders: Luis Abram, Alexander Callens, Anderson Santamaria, Carlos Zambrano, Miguel Trauco, Marcos Lopez, Luis Advincula, Aldo Corzo
Midfielders: Renato Tapia, Pedro Tapia, Pedro Aquino, Yoshimar Yotun, Alexis Arias, Carlos Ascues, Cristian Benavente, Sergio Pena
Forwards: Edison Flores, Andy Polo, Gabriel Costa, Raul Ruidiaz, Paolo Guerrero
The national team’s all-time top goalscorer is Paolo Guerrero, with 38 goals, and its most-capped player is Roberto Palacios, with 128 appearances. Under manager Ricardo Gareca, Peru placed third at the 2015 Copa América, reached the quarterfinals of the Copa América Centenario, participated in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals, and earned second at the 2019 Copa América and this year they also participating. Overall this is a quite balanced team that has few marking players in attack, as well as in the midfield.
Prediction: Colombia 0-1 Peru
In this game, Colombia would be favorite as they would be playing on the home ground as they are the host county of Copa America 2020, besides Argentina. But in my opinion I am positioning Peru in the upper ground as have played really well and therefore, I believe they would want to win this match for their confirmation of next round. But in the game of football, any team can win and Colombia also has a chance to win the game.