Colombia will take on Peru in a crucial Group C encounter of Copa America 2015 at the Estadio Municipal Bicentenario German Becker on 21 June.
The Group C of Copa America 2015 is headed for an interesting finish as no one yet knows which teams have an edge and will qualify for the quarter final stages of the tournament.
Colombia lost their first match against Venezuela and then bounced back to beat Brazil in their next game. The equation and goal difference remain similar for Peru as well as they first lost to Brazil but then defeated Venezuela in their last game.
Brazil are at the top in the group having won one game and lost the other because of their goal difference.
Colombian midfielder Edwin Valencia said that their focus is only on qualifying for the quarter final stage of the tournament and not to top the group.
"Now we have the opportunity to play well against Peru and achieve qualification. We have had the chance to see Peru's games. We know they are a rather difficult opponent. They try to exploit their forwards, who are strong and skilled. All of them will need to be watched. We need to be compact to get the three points and to qualify," Valencia said at the press conference ahead of their clash against Peru.
Meanwhile, a draw would push Peru to the quarter final stages of the Copa America 2015. They played some good football against Venezuela in their last match and they would look to carry on their winning momentum against Colombia, who had clinched a thrilling victory against Brazil in their last game.
Ricardo Gareca is aware that Colombia have a number of stars in their team and it will not be easy to beat them. Gareca is hopeful that his boys would step up to the ocassion and play well against Colombia.
"It will be difficult, but we are going to try to win the match. They are also playing for their life so it will be difficult. We have to improve some aspects of our game, but winning is important now," Gareca told reporters at the press conference ahead of their match against Colombia.
"Colombia? They're a tough opponent, they have a lot of great players like we have. It will be a great match as we battle to reach the quarter-finals," Peru forward Claudio Pizzaro told the La Republica.
Colombia: Ospina, Zapata, Armero, Murillo, Zuniga, Sanchez, Valencia, Cuadrado, Rodriguez, Gutierrez, Falcao.
Peru: Gallese, Zambrano, Advincula, Ballon, Labaton, Cueva, Vargas, Sanchez, Ascues, Guerrero, Pizarro.
Where to watch live:
The match between Colombia and Peru is scheduled for a 4:00 pm local time (12:30 am IST, 8:00 pm BST and 3:00pm ET) start with live coverage in India on Sony Kix and Sony Six HD. Live streaming option is on Livsports.
Viewers in the UK can switch to Premier Sports. The opening Copa America match can be live streamed on Premier Player.
Viewers in Australia can live stream the match on beIn Sports Connect Australia.
Middle East viewers can watch the match live on beIn Sports Arabia 1 HD and beIn Sports Arabia 2 HD.