Copa America 2021 continues its course and Group A Matchday 2 is looming around. Chile and Bolivia face each other today at Arena Pantanal in Cuiabá to continue the continental tournament's action, and both will have to make adjustments to their lineups after the opening round.
La Roja head to their second game in the competition seeking their first victory. Martín Lasarte's boys held Argentina in Río de Janeiro but they left a lot to be desired, which is why they want to bounce back quickly and get on winning ways.
La Verde, meanwhile, were struck by Covid-19 positives in their squad and couldn't hold onto their lead against Paraguay in the first round. César Farías' team left Goiânia empty-handed but has the chance to turn quickly the page, even though things don't seem to be getting any easier for Bolivia.
Chile's confirmed starting XI
Following three straight draws taking into account the South American World Cup Qualifiers 2022 double-fixture before their Copa America 2021 debut, it's time for Chile to start picking up wins. The upcoming match seems to be a great opportunity to do so.
Martín Lasarte will line up a similar team to the one from the previous game, although he will make some changes. This is how Chile will line up: Claudio Bravo; Mauricio Isla, Gary Medel, Guillermo Maripán, Eugenio Mena; Arturo Vidal, Erick Pulgar, Charles Aránguiz; Jean Meneses, Eduardo Vargas, Ben Brereton.
Bolivia's confirmed lineup
Unfortunately, La Verde were hit by Covid-19 positives in their roster. According to reports, their top scorer, Marcelo Moreno Martins, Carlos Lampe, Henry Vaca, Danny Bejarano, and Luis Haquin were all infected and won't be available for César Farías plans.
Under such difficult circumstances, Farías had to improvise with a new lineup against Paraguay. Still, he received more bad news as Jaume Cuellar saw the red card in that game. Here's Bolivia's starting lineups to face Chile: Carlos Lampe; Diego Bejarano, Jairo Quinteros, Adrían Jusino, Roberto Fernández; Juan Carlos Arce, Erwin Saavedra, Leonel Justiniano, Ramiro Vaca, Jeyson Chura; Gilbert Alvarez.