The first phase of the most important soccer competition in South America has come to an end. The organization has defined the quarter-final matches, which will start at the end of this week. Learn everything you need to know about the last match date and the upcoming stage.
The groups’ stage has finished. The last match date has already given its results, and teams are getting ready for the upcoming quarter-final stage. The road to becoming the best soccer nation in South America is starting to shorten. After leaving two teams behind, the remaining 8 will eliminate each other to prove who will claim the title. At the same time, Brazil, the current champions will do their best to defend the position. Who will succeed in this exciting competition?
After the end of the last two group matches – played at the same time to avoid speculation – quarter-final matches have been set. Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile (group A), Brazil, Perú, Colombia, and Ecuador (Group B) have managed to make their way to the second stage. They will face each other in a one-match format to decide who will make it to the semi-finals. Bolivia, from group A, and Venezuela, from group B, were the two teams that could not get enough points to achieve the qualification.
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Final group standings had to wait until the final whistle of the last matches to throw definite results. With some teams with their qualification at stake, no nation wanted to be one of the two that had to face elimination. In the end, Venezuela and Bolivia had to give their farewells. However, the remaining teams – even those which had assured qualification beforehand – needed a win to define the following matches.
|Group A||Group B|
|Argentina (10)||Brazil (10)|
|Uruguay (7)||Perú (7)|
|Paraguay (6)||Colombia (4)|
|Chile (5)||Ecuador (3)|
|Bolivia (0)||Venezuela (2)|
But tension has finished. And due to the CONMEBOL America Cup format, we knew from the first minute which teams would face each other. Thus, matches corresponding to the quarter-final stage are ready to go. According to the Cup rules, teams in the first positions would face those who ended up fourth of the opposing group. In this same way, those in the second standing would have to face the third one. That way, the matches are like this:
Following the CONMEBOL America Cup criteria, the quarter-final matches will be:
Some people say the real CONMEBOL America Cup starts here, in the quarter-finals stage. Whatever the opinion may be, the truth is that teams cannot afford a single mistake. It’s going big or going home. And nobody wants to go home without the trophy. Remember to subscribe to our weekly newsletter to receive news, updates, and tips on English related to sports. Thanks for reading!