Colombia face Argentina, Chile meet Uruguay in Copa quarters

Temuco (Chile), June 22 (IANS) Colombia will take on Argentina in a Copa America football tournament quarter-final after squeezing through to the knockout stages.

The last eight fixtures were confirmed on Sunday night after Colombia were held to a 0-0 draw by Peru in their final game in Group C, leaving them sweating about the result of the clash between Brazil and Venezuela later in the evening.

However, Brazil’s 2-1 triumph in Santiago meant Colombia – quarter-finalists at the 2014 World Cup – progressed as one of the two best third-placed teams.

They will now face Argentina in Vina del Mar on June 26, with the winner moving on to the last four.

Brazil’s reward for topping their group is a game against Paraguay on June 28 in Concepcion.

The next round begins with hosts Chile facing reigning champions Uruguay on June 24 in Santiago, followed the next day by Bolivia’s clash with Peru in Temuco.

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