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Uruguay vs Colombia Preview, Prediction, Lineups and Team News | Copa America 2024


Uruguay vs Colombia will be the second semi-final of Copa America 2024 and will take place at the Bank of America Stadium on July 11.

La Celeste have had an impressive run so far at the tournament. They topped Group C by winning all their games to qualify for the knockouts where they were to face Brazil. Uruguay played out a 0-0 draw with them in 90 minutes but won the penalty shoot-out 4-2 to progress to the semi-final. With form and momentum on their side, sky is the limit.

Los Cafeteros, on the other hand, arguably did one better as they topped Group D ahead of Brazil, winning two and drawing one game. They then breezed past Panama with a thumping 5-0 win in the quarter-finals as they grow from strength to strength as the tournament progresses. Now, they will look to put their best foot forward once again.

With that said, let’s take a look at the team news for both sides.

Uruguay vs Colombia Team News

Uruguay National Football Team News

Nahitan Nandez
Nandez will miss the next match through suspension. (Google Images)

Manager Marcelo Bielsa will have to make a minimum of one adjustment to his next lineup as Nahitan Nandez received a straight red against Brazil and will miss the next game. Another concern is Ronald Araujo, who limped off in the first half and was replaced by Jose Maria Gimenez.

Sergio Rochet will continue in goal, with Sebastian Caceres likely to slot in place of Nandez, and Gimenez in place of Araujo in defence. Manuel Ugarte and Federico Valverde will anchor the midfield, with Facundo Pellistri and Maximiliano Araujo on the wings. Darwin Nunez will lead the line.

Colombia National Football Team News

Luis Diaz
Diaz scored in his team’s 5-0 win over Panama. (Google Images)

Manager Nestor Lorenzo will be mighty pleased with his team’s efforts as they secured a resounding 5-0 win against Panama and even walked away unscathed from that match. His main XI performed exceptionally well and he will stick with it.

Camilo Vargas will continue between the sticks, with Davinson Sanchez and Carlos Cuesta as central defenders. Richard Rios and Jhon Arias will man the midfield, with skipper James Rodriguez and Luis Diaz on the wings. Jhon Cordoba will be the lone striker.

Predicted Lineups

Uruguay National Football Team Lineup

Predicted XI: Sergio Rochet (GK); Sebastian Caceres, Jose Maria Gimenez, Mathias Olivera, Matias Vina; Manuel Ugarte, Federico Valverde (C); Facundo Pellistri, Nicolas de la Cruz, Maximiliano Araujo; Darwin Nunez.

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Colombia National Football Team Lineup

Predicted XI: Camilo Vargas (GK); Daniel Munoz, Davinson Sanchez, Carlos Cuesta, Johan Mojica; Richard Rios, Mateus Uribe, Jhon Arias; James Rodriguez (C), Jhon Cordoba, Luis Diaz.

Key Players to Watch

James Rodriguez
James scored a goal and provided two assists in the last game. (Google Images)
  • Darwin Nunez (Uruguay) – After some lovely performances in the group stage, Nunez was kept relatively quiet by Brazil’s sound defence. He had 28 touches of the ball in that game and managed three shots, but all were off-target. He will be determined to make a mark and will look to score in the next game.
  • James Rodriguez (Colombia) – James had a great first-half in the semi-final against Panama as he assisted his team’s first goal, scored the second and assisted their third goal – all inside the first half. All eyes will be on him as he leads his nation from the front at yet another major tournament.

Head-to-Head Record

Being in the same confederation, these two nations cross paths very often. However, recent matches have often ended in stalemates, with three of the last five games seeing that end result. Uruguay and Colombia have won one match apiece in the last five meetings.

Last 5 Games

  • Colombia 2-2 Uruguay [10/23]
  • Uruguay 0-0 Colombia [10/21]
  • Uruguay 0-0 Colombia (2-4 pens.) [07/21]
  • Colombia 0-3 Uruguay [11/20]
  • Colombia 2-2 Uruguay [10/16]

Uruguay vs Colombia Prediction

Both these teams have set Copa America 2024 alight with their blistering attacking displays. It is difficult to pick one team to win and the match likely will go to penalties after a score draw. Uruguay have just faced one shoot-out so could have the upper hand if that happens.

Prediction: Uruguay 1-1 Colombia (4-2 pens.)

When & where to watch Uruguay vs Colombia live?

Q. When & where will Uruguay vs Colombia kick-off?

A. This match will be played at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte on Thursday, July 11 and will kick-off at 1:00 AM (GMT).

Q. Where will the match be telecast in the UK?

A. Premier Sports will be telecasting the match.

Q. Where will the match be shown in the USA?

A. Fox Sports will do the English telecast, while TUDN will do the Spanish one.

Q. Where will the match be shown in Uruguay?

A. AUF TV and DSports will be televising the game.

Q. Where will the game be telecast in Colombia?

A. Caracol, RCN and DSports will be showing the game live.

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