Colombia vs. Uruguay for the Copa América semi-final: stadium, time and where to watch

Colombia vs. Uruguay for the Copa América semi-final: stadium, time and where to watch
Colombia vs. Uruguay for the Copa América semi-final: stadium, time and where to watch
Colombian national team celebrates one of five goals against Colombia – credit Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Colombian National Team secured its place in the semifinals of the 2024 Copa América after beating Panama with an impressive 5-0 scoreline. The goals of the match, played at the Metropolitan Stadium in Barranquilla, were scored by Jhon Córdoba, James Rodríguez, Luis Díaz, Richard Ríos and Miguel Borja.

The match began with an early goal from Jhon Córdoba in the 7th minute, taking advantage of a James Rodríguez pass from the corner. Shortly after, James Rodríguez increased the lead with a penalty in the 14th minute. A further goal from Luis Díaz in the 41st minute consolidated the 3-0 lead before the break thanks to a quick move from James.

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During the second half, Colombia maintained control of the match. The Panamanian defense was unable to contain the Colombian attacks, and Richard Ríos scored the fourth goal in the 69th minute with a precise shot from outside the area. Finally, Miguel Borja sealed the score at 5-0 by converting a penalty in stoppage time.

The win equals Colombia’s best unbeaten streak, reaching 27 games unbeatenPanama showed few options in attack and was effectively contained by the solid Colombian defense led by goalkeeper Camilo Vargas.

Colombia’s Luis Diaz reacts after scoring a goal against Panama at the 2024 Copa America – credit EFE/EPA/JUAN G. MABANGLO

Colombia and Uruguay will face each other in the semi-finals of the Copa América being held in the United States. This victory puts Colombia in the semi-finals and extends its unbeaten streak to 27 matches, equalling the record they held under the direction of Francisco Maturana between 1992 and 1994. Lorenzo praised the team’s commitment and unity, highlighting the players’ dedication to the national team.

For its part, Uruguay, under the direction of Marcelo Bielsa, advanced to the semi-finals after a 0-0 draw with Brazil, the match being decided on penalties with a 5-2 in favor of Uruguay.. Brazilians Éder Militao and Douglas Luiz failed in the final shootout, allowing the Uruguayans to qualify.

In the other semi-final, Argentina will face Canada at MetLife Stadium. The Argentine team, led by Lionel Scaloni, defeated Ecuador in the quarter-finals, while Canada beat Venezuela. In their previous group match, Argentina won 2-0 with goals from Julián Álvarez and Lautaro Martínez.

The semi-final matches are scheduled for July 9 at MetLife Stadium for the Argentina-Canada match, and July 10 at Bank of America Stadium in North Carolina at 7:00 p.m., for the Colombia-Uruguay match.where the tournament finalists will be defined.

  • Colombia National Team vs. Uruguay National Team – Semi-final of the Copa América USA 2024.
  • Place: Bank of America – North Carolina, United States.
  • Date and Time: Wednesday, July 10 – 7:00 pm Colombian time.
  • Transmission: Gol Caracol, RCN Football and DSports.
  • Possible lineup for the Colombian national team: Camilo Vargas; Daniel Munoz, Carlos Cuesta, Davinson Sanchez, Johan Mojica; Jefferson Lerma, Richard Rios; Jhon Arias, James Rodriguez, Luis Diaz and Jhon Cordoba.
  • DT Colombian national team: Nestor Lorenzo.
  • Possible lineup for the Uruguay national team: Sergio Rochet, Mathias Olivera, Jose Maria Gimenez, Sebastian Caceres, Guillermo Varela; Cristian Olivera, Darwin Nunez and Facundo Pellistri.
  • Coach of the Uruguay national team: Marcelo Bielsa
Richard Rios is one of the most important players for Nestor Lorenzo in his tactical scheme – credit Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

The teams that make it to the semifinals of the 2024 Copa America will receive a significant financial reward, according to reports from Spanish sports daily Marca. Each of the semifinalist teams will receive approximately $4 million for their performance in the tournament.

The grand prize will go to the 2024 Copa América champion, who will receive a sum of around 16 million dollars.This amount, equivalent to approximately 65.3 billion Colombian pesos, represents the largest economic incentive for the tournament participants.

In addition, the second-place team will receive $7 million, the third-place team will receive $5 million, and the fourth-place team will receive $4 million.

For reaching the quarter-finals, the team received a prize of approximately 2 million dollars, awarded in recognition of its participation and good performance in the oldest national team tournament in the world. So far, the national team players have accumulated around 4 million dollars, a sum equivalent to approximately 16.3 billion Colombian pesos..

 
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