It doesn’t get bigger than this! Current Copa America holders Chile take on Mexico, a team who has been irresistible in the tournament this year, in a huge quarterfinal match up on June 18 at 10pm EST. This really is anybody’s game, and you won’t want to miss a minute. Join us for the live stream right here!
Big, big game! Chile, who won last year’s Copa America in a thrilling penalty shootout against Argentina last year, will aim to defend their trophy when they take on Mexico at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on June 18. It really is such a high-profile match-up that could’ve been the final, but the luck of the draw hasn’t favored each team and they must play off in this knockout quarterfinal match. Click down to watch!
Chile’s route to the quarterfinal has been patchy, to say the least. After dropping their opening game 2-1 to Argentina, they edged past Bolivia 2-1 and looked poor defensively in a 4-2 win over lowly Panama. They are scoring goals, but their team shape hasn’t been the best organized.
Mexico, on the other hand, opened up their tournament with an impressive 3-1 win over Uruguay. They then ensured an early qualification for the knockout stages by defeating Jamaica in a comfortable 2-0 win. The only blip was a 1-1 draw against Venezuela, but it’s fair to say Mexico took their foot off the gas because they knew they were already through.
It’s great for Mexico that on the pitch their boys are really performing. The distractions off it, including the kidnapping of Alan Pulido, can’t have helped. However, they’re responding the best way possible by winning soccer games.
This promises to be an absolute epic game, with lots of talking points and two teams that are on an even par. The way Mexico are playing though, they will definitely take some beating.
HollywoodLifers, who do you think will advance to the semis? Will it be Mexico or Chile? Tell us what you think the score will below!