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The surprising Venezuela, which reaches the quarterfinals with a perfect score in the first phase, will face tough Canada today, Friday, July 5, for a place in the semifinalsan instance in which Argentina awaits the winner, after saving ‘SuperDibu’ Martínez in a penalty shootout against Ecuador.

Venezuela is loaded with motivation from its impeccable first phase for the match against Canada in a tough match at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. The match will be played starting at 8:00 pm (Colombian time) and can be watched on DirecTV Sports Colombia, DGO.

Canada comes into the game hit by a serious late injury. Tajon Buchanan underwent surgery on Wednesday for a tibia fracture, a day after the Inter Milan winger left training in an ambulance after injuring his left leg.

The winner will face world champions Argentina in the semi-finals, who did not have a good time against Ecuador, but who turned to the saving hands of ‘Dibu’ Martínez in the penalty shootout (4-2).

Salomón Rondón, a key player for the Vinotinto team. | Photo: AFP

Venezuela’s coach, Argentine Fernando Batista, will count with some of his main players getting a good rest, as he reserved centre-back Nahuel Ferraresi in the last matchleft back Miguel Navarro and midfielder Cristian Cásseres Jr.

Argentine scare

With a blurred Messi and, instead, a ‘Dibu’ in tune with his history, Argentina advanced with a scare to the semifinals of the Copa América.

The Aston Villa goalkeeper became the hero at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, by stopping the Ecuadorian team’s first two penalties, repeating his formidable saves from 11 meters in the Qatar 2022 World Cup, in which the Albiceleste were crowned champions.

“I told the boys before the penalties that I wasn’t ready to go home. “This group deserves to continue to the final,” said ‘Dibu’ on official television after the emotional match.

For his part, Lionel Messi was the only one who missed his penalty in Argentina, the first, because then Julián Álvarez, Alexis Mac Allister, Gonzalo Montiel and Nicolás Otamendi scored.

In a tough, relentless match that Argentina was unable to dominate, The world champions earned a hard-fought qualification on penalties after a 1-1 draw in regular time.

The Canadian national team dreams of making history at the Copa América. | Photo: Getty Images via AFP

In regulation time, centre-back Lisandro Martínez scored a header for the Albiceleste in the 34th minute, while at the end, at 90+3, Kevin Rodríguez also equalised with a header.

Whoever wins the Canada-Venezuela clash will be a tough opponent for Argentina, who are uncomfortable with physical play.

On the first date of the Group stage, Canada created problems for the Albiceleste by displaying great intensity that at times suffocated themalthough the world champions ultimately won 2-0.

On Saturday, Colombia and Panama will face each other in Glendale, and Uruguay and Brazil in Las Vegas, in the other two quarter-final matches, in a classic that closes this stage.

The Cup final America 2024 will be played on July 14 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

*With information from AFP.

 
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