Copa America 2021 is looming around and Colombia are getting ready to begin their journey on the right foot. After some tough months, Reinaldo Rueda's return has brought hope back ahead of an exciting South American competition.
Despite they've lost co-hosting rights of the tournament, Los Cafeteros will travel to Brazil hoping to battle for the highly desired trophy, which they've lifted in 2001. Will they repeat such a result 20 years later? They have a strong team to fight for it, even though it won't be an easy task at all.
La Tricolor were grouped with Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Peru in Zone B. Despite finishing above fifth place shouldn't be a problem for them, these games might prove how strong the team looks before the knockout phase. Check out Colombia's schedule in Copa America 2021.
Colombia vs Ecuador - June 13
On the opening day of Copa America 2021, Colombia and Ecuador will square off at Arena Pantanal in Cuiabá after Brazil and Venezuela clash in the first game of the tournament. Los Cafeteros and La Tri will wrap up Matchday 1 in Group B at 8 PM (ET).
Colombia vs Venezuela - June 17
On Matchday 2, Colombia will face Venezuela at Estadio Olímpico Pedro Ludovico Teixeira in Goiânia. Regardless of their results in the opening round, this game will be important for both as they won't have many opportunities left after this one. The game will kick off at 5 PM (ET).
Colombia vs Peru - June 20
For the second straight round, Reinaldo Rueda's boys will show up at Goiânia. This time, Peru will meet them in another potentially crucial duel for their Copa America aspirations. This duel will begin at 8 PM (ET).
Colombia vs Brazil - June 23
Arguably the strongest team in the continent will be waiting for Colombia in their final group stage game. This could be an advantage depending on their previous results, which is why Rueda's side needs to arrive at this stage with a good record under its belt. Otherwise, the outlook could be pretty dark for Los Cafeteros. Estadio Nilson Santos in Río de Janeiro will host this Copa America duel at 8 PM.