South American Treat: Chile vs. Colombia

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La Roja or Los Cafeteros, where to even begin. These two South American teams are on fire! They have elite world-class players, not to mention goalkeepers Bravo and Osuna. Chile is coming from pretty much demolishing the Mexican national team (Siete Cero), they are the reigning Copa America champs and are motivated to prove that was not a fixed tournament. Chile just dominates, pressures, and runs the game at a fast pace. It is a dynamic team who has many players that can pull a trick on the opponent. Chile started the Copa America not on a good note losing against Argentina but surely reached the semi-finals. I personally like Alexis Sanchez, he’s a superb leader, player, risk taker and performer.

On the other hand, Colombia started a great tournament but I was not impressed in their quarter-final game. They struggled against Panama, the penalty shootout even made James Rodriguez cry at the end. My favorite player is by far Cuadrado, the Juve player. It seems like he has an invisible magnet between the cleat and the soccer ball. If he has a good game then everything flows. Sorry, but I’m still not in love with James Rodriguez.

If Colombia plays the way they did with Panama and Chile the way they did with Mexico, then Chile will win. No doubt. Tomorrow, I expect this match to be explosive, non-stop running, and of course beautiful goals. Place your bets and hope you win 🙂

 

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