Colombia is semi-finalist of the Copa America 2021 after beating Uruguay on penalties (4-2), after a goalless draw in the 90 minutes. David Ospina was the hero of La Celeste, after saving the kicks of Giménez and Matías Viña from the spot. Uruguay hasn't reached the semi-finals of this tournament since the 2011 edition, when they ended up being champions.
The first half didn’t have many occasions to score. Both teams had a defensive approach. However, in the second half and as the clock was ticking, both sides tried to speed a little more. Nández and Arrascaeta had good chances for Uruguay, while Duvan Zapata could score with a header that saved Muslera. Here, check out the highlights and goals from this match.
Uruguay vs Colombia: Match Preview
The battle for the continental trophy is getting to its crucial stages. Uruguay and Colombia will face off today, July 3, for a place in the Copa America 2021 semifinals at Estadio Mané Garrincha in Brasilia. Here, find out the match information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch this exciting game in the US.
La Celeste arrive at this stage in good form after a weak start to their campaign. In what will probably be Luis Suárez and Edinson Cavani's last Copa America, Uruguay want to taste continental glory again after ten years.
Meanwhile, Los Cafeteros have plenty of work to do and from now on there won't be more room for mistakes. Reinaldo Rueda's side started its tournament on the right foot, but it has failed to claim a win since Matchday 1. Will Colombia get back on track to remain alive in the cup?
Uruguay vs Colombia: Match Information
Date: Saturday, July 3, 2021
Time: 6 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Mané Garrincha, Brasilia
Uruguay vs Colombia: Time by State in the US
ET: 6 PM
CT: 5 PM
MT: 4 PM
PT: 3 PM
Uruguay vs Colombia: Storylines and Head-to-Head
Uruguay have struggled in their first Copa America 2021 matches, but in the end they finished second behind Argentina. La Celeste bounced back and head to the quarterfinals holding a two-game winning streak. Will they continue in form to fight for the title?
On the other hand, Colombia have begun the tournament strongly, but later they fell apart. Rueda's men arrive at this game looking to end a three-game winless run and seeking recovery after losing to Brazil in a controversial match.
This will be the 12th meeting between these two sides in Copa America. Uruguay have the edge with six victories, while Colombia claimed the win three times, and they've tied twice.
Uruguay vs Colombia: Copa America 2021 Top Scorers
Edinson Cavani is Uruguay's leading goalscorer in Copa America 2021 as he found the net twice so far, while Colombia have been lacking ruthlessness in attack, as only Edwin Cardona and Luis Díaz have provided one goal each to Rueda's side.
How to watch or live stream Uruguay vs Colombia in the US
The game between Uruguay and Colombia, to be played at Estadio Mané Garrincha for the Copa America 2021 quarterfinals, will be broadcast in the US by FuboTV. Other options: TUDN App, Foxsports.com, Univision NOW, FOX Sports App, Univision, Fox Sports 1, TUDN USA, TUDN.com, Fox Sports 2.
Uruguay vs Colombia: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers in the US have already revealed their predictions for this game, and they see La Celeste as slight favorites. FanDuel has given Uruguay odds of +120, while Colombia have +240, and a tie would result in a +190 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.