The 3rd match of The Copa America 2019 will be held on 16th June, Sunday (10:00 PM GMT, 4:00 AM Kick off BDT). It is the 46th edition of the Copa América, the quadrennial international men’s association football championship organized by South America‘s football ruling body CONMEBOL. The match will be played at the Estádio Fonte Nova in Salvador, Bahia in Brazil. The match will be held between Argentina vs Colombia.
Argentina is going to Copa America 2019 tournament as one of the favorites. They are the second highest champion team of the tournament. They won the trophy 14 times. But Argentina couldn’t manage to win a trophy in the last 26 years. Last time they won The Copa America in 1993. They are the finalist of the last two Copa America tournament. But unfortunately, they lost both of them against Chili. Their recent form is quite good. They lost two of their last 6 matches. They got a good practice match against Nicaragua. They won the match by 5-1.
Colombia is also in good form under their new manager Carlos Queiroz. South Korea is the only team to have beaten Colombia under Queiroz. They just lost one match in their last 6 matches. They finished as third in the last edition of Copa America.
Head To Head :
Copa America 2019 – Sunday’s match will be the 40th meeting between these two sides.
Argentina is unbeaten in their last eight meetings with Colombia across all competitions. They won five of the last eight matches. Indeed, Colombia has scored in just one match between those eight matches. They’ve failed to score against Argentina since 2011. The last two Copa America meetings between the two teams have ended goalless. Colombia couldn’t manage to win against Argentina in this tournament since 1999.
Team News :
Argentina’s manager Lionel Scaloni could face a problem to choose the other attacker with Lionel Messi because there are some strong candidates with amazing talent in those positions. Lautaro Martinez is the competitor of Sergio Aguero as he scored a brace in the practice match of Copa America 2019 against Nicaragua. On the left wing position, Angel Di Maria could be the starter.
As for Colombia, Queiroz has to decide whether to start with the captain Radamel Falcao or the in-form Duvan Zapata, who scored 23 Serie A goals in 2018-19. J.Rodriguez and Cuadrado are also expected to start. Wilmar Barrios could start in the holding midfield position instead of Cuellar and Lerma. Davinson Sanchez and Yerri Mina could start in the center back position while Ospina will start in the Goalkeeper Position.
Possible Line-ups :
Argentina : Armani; Saravia, Otamendi, Pezzella, Tagliafico; Rodriguez, Paredes, Lo Celso; Messi, Aguero , Di Maria.
Colombia : Ospina; Arias, Sanchez, Mina, Tesillo; Cuadrado, Barrios, Uribe; Rodriguez, Falcao, Muriel.
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