Colombia vs Uruguay: Team News and Predicted Lineups
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Colombia vs Uruguay: Team News and Predicted Lineups

10/07/24 22:32

#Uruguay vs Colombia

Uruguay have a huge task ahead of them for their semi-final against Colombia in the Copa America Semi-Final.

This fixture has the potential to be one of the entertaining games of the tournament because Uruguay have the best defensive record after conceding only one goal.

Colombia are the best attacking teams and they have slotted 11 goals into back of the net in Copa America.

Coming into the game, Colombia are currently on unbeaten streak of 27 games and don’t look like losing anytime soon.

Colombia head coach Néstor Lorenzo has not taken notice of the record and only has focus on the next opposition.

He said, “To have a good Copa America is to win it, it is not an abstract concept. The objective is to win every game we play, and the boys know that.”

Colombia progressed easily to the semi-finals by beating Panama 5-0 as for Uruguay knocked out Brazil 4-2 on penalties shootout after 0-0 at the end of the game.

(Colombia) Los Cafeteros have been one of the exciting teams and this has been helped by the form of James Rodriguez.

Rodriguez has won three man of the match awards in this competition, contributing five assists and one goal.

Prior to the tournament, people were doubting what version of James they will be seeing for Copa America because on his day he dominates any game he is in the mood.

Uruguay coach Marcel Bielsa is aware of Colombia’s attacking threat and he said, “Colombia has many forwards, which is not common today. There is more than one option for each level without much difference.”

Uruguay Team News

Uruguay coach Marcel Bielsa will be without Ronald Araújo due to injury and Nahitan Nández is suspended.

Colombia Team News

Jhon Lucumí remains a doubt other than Colombia head coach Néstor Lorenzo has everyone else to choose from.

##Uruguay vs Colombia Predicted Lineups

**Uruguay Possible XI: 4-2-3-1 **

Sergio Rochet, Guillermo Varela, José María Giménez, Mathías Olivera, Matías Viña, Manuel Ugarte, Federico Valverde, Facundo Pellistri, Nicolás de la Cruz, Maximiliano Araújo, Darwin Núñez

Colombia Possible XI: 4-3-3

Camilo Vargas,Johan Mojica,Carlos Cuesta, Davinson Sánchez,Daniel Muñoz, Richard Ríos, Jefferson Lerma Jhon Arias,James Rodríguez,Jhon Córdoba,Luis Díaz.

##Uruguay vs Colombia Head-to-Head Results

In the last nine games both teams played against each other, Uruguay have won three times and Colombia won two games.

Colombian fans would agree the most memorable win they played against Uruguay was the 2-0 win in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

This game was when James Rodriguez announced himself to the world with an iconic goal which won goal of the tournament, kick start a standout tournament for him and rewarded a summer transfer to Real Madrid straight after the competition.

##Score Prediction – Uruguay 1-2 Colombia

Colombia have the confidence throughout the tournament, the free role Rodriguez has been allowed to play with,

Especially with another Colombian attacker such as Luis Díaz whose been dangerous and they will be fresher than the Uruguayans who played an intense game against Brazil.

Whoever wins this game will face off against Argentina in Copa America on Sunday evening.

Benji Kosartiyer
Journalist
Jordane Gregoire

Writer

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