Colombia will take on Chile in the second semifinal of the Copa America Centenario edition at the Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, on Thursday. Colombia and Chile will be meeting for the 11th time in Copa America.
The last time these two sides met was back in 2001, when Colombia got the better of Chile by 2-0. However, both Colombia and Chile have played brilliant football in this edition of the Copa America.
Chile will be beaming with confidence after they thrashed Mexico 7-0 in the quarter-final of the Copa America Centenario edition. And one of the prime reason for this victory was Eduardo Vargas, who found the back of the net four times in that game against Mexico few days ago.
"We don't consider ourselves the favorites. We had a good game against Mexico and we know how tough Colombia is. The match against Mexico is in the past. Now we're thinking about Colombia, how we're going to go up against them, how we're going to attack, how we can win the match," Vargas was quoted as saying by ESPN.
"I think in the match against Mexico we showed we have the same quality we showed in the last Copa America and in World Cup qualifiers. I'm very happy to be the current leading goalscorer in the Copa Centenario. It's very special for me, and I'm enjoying it."
Meanwhile, Jose Pekerman will want three of his best players James Rodriguez, Carlos Bacca and Juan Cuadrado to rise to the occasion against defending champions Chile at the Solder Field Stadium on Thursday.
"Today we can talk about some areas where we failed, technically, but our team needs to experience situations like this in order to improve and to grow," Pekerman was quoted as saying by IBTimes US edition.
"In some instances when things didn't go their way, coming out to the matches and looking to win, with the intense challenge that Peru posed to us is something very positive. The talent will come out more later on and will improve."
Where to Watch Live
Colombia vs Chile -- the Copa America Centenario second semifinal -- is scheduled for a 8 p.m. ET (1 a.m. BST, 5.30 a.m. IST) start. TV and Live Streaming infromation below.
UK: TV: Premier Sports. Live Streaming: Premier Player.
South America/Latin America: TV: DirecTV. Live Streaming: DirecTV live.
Mexico: TV: Univision, TDN, Azteca.
Brazil: TV: SporTV.
China and Hong Kong: TV: PPTV Sports and LeTV.
Singapore: Singtel. Live Streaming: Singtel Go.
Thailand: TrueSport 1.
Australia, France and Spain: TV: Bein Sports. Live Streaming: Bein Sports Connect.