With the possibility of securing their place in advance in the quarterfinals of the Copa America 2019, Colombia faces the selection of Qatar on Wednesday, June 19. The meeting, which is part of the group B schedule, will be held at the Morumbi stadium in São Paulo, starting at 6:30 p.m. (Brasília time).
Normally played by ten countries, which make up the South American Football Confederation, this time the Copa América has 12 participants, as Japan and Qatar teams have been invited to the tournament. In this way, the first phase counts on four groups of three teams that will face in single shift. At the end of the three established days, the first two will advance to the quarterfinals.
The Colombians put the first three points in the account in style. On Saturday, June 15, at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador, they scored 2-0 in Argentina. The goals were scored by Roger Martinez in the 26th minute of the final and Duvan Zapata in the 41st minute.It was a victory achieved well in the style of Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz, who took over the team in March. Producing the most with the least effort. The Colombians had less time in possession of the ball (44.6%), created less chance of finishing (9 to 12) and only sent two of them in the direction of the Argentine goal. Both ended up at the bottom of the net.This despite having faced a significant loss early in the confrontation. Before the 15 minutes of the initial stage striker Luis Muriel left the pitch with a serious knee injury. You should stay at least a month away from the lawns.Thus, will not participate more of the America’s Cup. It was replaced precisely by Martinez, the scorer who opened the scoring. Zapata, who made the second attempt, also started the match between reserves and needed less than ten minutes on the field to swing the Argentine network.
Invited to Copa America for the first time, the Catalans were in the disadvantage of two goals against Paraguay in a game played on Sunday, June 17, in Maracanã, but managed to achieve the tie by 2 to 2.
The South Americans scored just four minutes into the opening stages in a penalty shootout with Oscar Cardozo and extended to 11 minutes of the second half through Derliz Gonzalez. The reaction began with Ali Almoez in the 23rd minute and was completed by Bouaem Khoukhi in the 32nd minute.
A fair result in front of what was presented during the confrontation. The Asian team, although with greater technical limitations, had control of the game with a greater volume of ball possession (57.1%), practically matched in the finishing attempts (8 to 9) and achieved the same number of correct shots (four).
Football Prediction of the Day Colombia vs Qatar
Better tactically and with work developed longer, the Catharians have managed to take advantage of a rather unstable Paraguayan team. Colombia, although it takes the first steps in a new stage, has a base formed much more time and is just molding it according to the desires of Queiroz. So Asians will hardly have the same chances. Therefore, the prognosis in the success of Colombians is the best option for Wednesday’s meeting for the second round of the Copa America 2019.
Bet Tips: Colombia wins