Surprisingly, it took South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) 20 matches to eliminate two teams from Copa America 2021 before the knock-outs. Australia and Qatar, who were invited to compete, pulled out due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving ten continental teams. Then Bolivia and Venezuela failed to make the cut, leaving eight teams in the competition. (More Football News)
Lionel Messi's Argentina won Group A (South Zone) with 10 points (three wins and a draw), while the tournament's most successful side, Uruguay finished second with seven points (two wins, one draw and one defeat). Paraguay (two wins and two defeats) and Chile (one win, two draws and one defeat) were third and fourth with six and five points each.
Hosts and defending champions Brazil also have 10 points with three wins and a draw to top Group B (North Zone). Peru were second with seven points (two wins, one draw and one defeat). Colombia (one win, one draw and two defeats) are third, ahead of winless Ecuador (three draws and one defeat).
Check quarter-final line-ups and telecast details
Quarter-final 1: Peru vs Paraguay, in Goiania on July 3 (Saturday). Kick-off time - 2:30 AM IST
Quarter-final 2: Brazil vs Chile, in Rio de Janeiro on July 3 (Saturday). Kick-off time - 5:30 AM IST
Quarter-final 3: Uruguay vs Colombia, in Brasilia on July 4 (Sunday). Kick-off time - 3:30 AM IST
Quarter-final 4: Argentina vs Ecuador, in Goiania on July 4 (Sunday). Kick-off time: 6:30 AM IST
All matches will be telecast live on Sony Sports Network. Live streaming will be available on SonyLIV.
Argentina: GK - Franco Armani, AgustÃn MarchesÃn, Emiliano MartÃnez, Juan Musso; DF - Lucas MartÃnez Quarta, NicolÃ¡s Tagliafico, Gonzalo Montiel, GermÃ¡n Pezzella, Marcos AcuÃ±a, Cristian Romero, NicolÃ¡s Otamendi, Lisandro MartÃnez, Nahuel Molina; MF - Leandro Paredes, Rodrigo De Paul, Ãngel Di MarÃa, Exequiel Palacios, NicolÃ¡s DomÃnguez, NicolÃ¡s DomÃnguez, Giovani Lo Celso; FW - Sergio AgÃ¼ero, Lionel Messi, NicolÃ¡s GonzÃ¡lez, JoaquÃn Correa, Ãngel Correa , Lautaro MartÃnez, Alejandro GÃ³mez, JuliÃ¡n Ãlvarez.
Head coach: Lionel Scaloni.
Brazil: GK - Alisson Becker, Weverton, Ederson; DF - Danilo, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Alex Sandro, Emerson, Ãder MilitÃ£o, Renan Lodi, Felipe; MF - Casemiro, Fred, Ãverton Ribeiro, Fabinho, Lucas PaquetÃ¡, Douglas Luiz; FW - Richarlison, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar, VinÃcius JÃºnior, Everton, Roberto Firmino, Gabriel Barbosa.
Head coach: Tite
Chile: GK - Claudio Bravo, Gabriel Arias, Gabriel CastellÃ³n; DF - Eugenio Mena, Guillermo MaripÃ¡n (until 26 June), Mauricio Isla, Enzo Roco, Francisco Sierralta, Daniel GonzÃ¡lez, Gary Medel, SebastiÃ¡n Vegas; MF - CÃ©sar Pinares, Arturo Vidal, Erick Pulgar, Pablo Galdames, TomÃ¡s AlarcÃ³n, Charles ArÃ¡nguiz, Marcelino NÃºÃ±ez, Pablo ArÃ¡nguiz, Claudio Baeza; FW - Diego Valencia (from 27 June), Jean Meneses, Alexis SÃ¡nchez, Eduardo Vargas, Felipe Mora, Carlos Palacios, Ben Brereton, Luciano Arriagada, Clemente Montes.
Head coach: MartÃn Lasarte
Colombia: GK - David Ospina, Camilo Vargas, Aldair Quintana; DF - Stefan Medina, Ãscar Murillo, Carlos Cuesta, William Tesillo, Yerry Mina, Daniel MuÃ±oz, Davinson SÃ¡nchez, Jhon LucumÃ, Frank Fabra; MF - Wilmar Barrios, Gustavo CuÃ©llar, Edwin Cardona, Juan Cuadrado, Mateus Uribe, Yairo Moreno (until 13 June), SebastiÃ¡n PÃ©rez, Baldomero Perlaza, Leandro Campaz; FW - DuvÃ¡n Zapata, Luis Muriel, Luis DÃaz, Rafael Santos BorrÃ©, Miguel Borja, Alfredo Morelos, Yimmi CharÃ¡.
Head coach: Reinaldo Rueda
Ecuador: GK - HernÃ¡n GalÃndez, Pedro OrtÃz, Alexander DomÃnguez; DF - FÃ©lix Torre, Piero HincapiÃ©, Robert Arboleda, Pervis EstupiÃ±Ã¡n, Xavier Arreaga, Mario Pineida, Ãngelo Preciado, Luis LeÃ³n , Diego Palacios, JosÃ© AndrÃ©s Hurtado; MF - Dixon Arroyo, Christian Noboa, Fidel MartÃnez, DamiÃ¡n DÃaz (until 28 June), DamiÃ¡n DÃaz (until 28 June), Ayrton Preciado, Gonzalo Plata, Sebas MÃ©ndez, Alan Franco, MoisÃ©s Caicedo, JosÃ© CarabalÃ; FW - Leonardo Campana, Michael Estrada, Enner Valencia, Ãngel Mena, Jordy Caicedo.
Head coach: Gustavo Alfaro
Paraguay: GK - Antony Silva, Alfredo Aguilar, Gerardo OrtÃz; DF - Robert Rojas, Omar Alderete, FabiÃ¡n Balbuena, JÃºnior Alonso, Alberto EspÃnola, Gustavo GÃ³mez, Santiago Arzamendia, David MartÃnez; MF - GastÃ³n GimÃ©nez, Richard SÃ¡nchez, Miguel AlmirÃ³n, AndrÃ©s Cubas, Ãngel Cardozo, Alejandro Romero Gamarra, Ãscar Romero, MathÃas Villasanti, Braian Ojeda, Robert Piris Da Motta, Jorge Morel; FW - Carlos GonzÃ¡lez, Gabriel Ãvalos, Ãngel Romero, Braian Samudio, Antonio Bareiro, Julio Enciso.
Head coach: Eduardo Berizzo
Peru: GK - Pedro Gallese, Carlos CÃ¡ceda, JosÃ© Carvallo; DF - Luis Abram, Aldo Corzo, Anderson SantamarÃa, Miguel Araujo, Miguel Trauco, Christian Ramos, Marcos LÃ³pez, Alexander Callens, Renzo GarcÃ©s, Jhilmar Lora; MF - MartÃn TÃ¡vara, Sergio PeÃ±a, Sergio PeÃ±a, Renato Tapia, Wilder Cartagena, Yoshimar YotÃºn, Alexis Arias, Raziel GarcÃa; FW - Gianluca Lapadula, Alex Valera, Luis Iberico, AndrÃ© Carrillo, Santiago OrmeÃ±o
Head coach: Ricardo Gareca
Uruguay: GK - Fernando Muslera, MartÃn CampaÃ±a, Sergio Rochet; JosÃ© GimÃ©nez, Diego GodÃn, Ronald AraÃºjo, Camilo CÃ¡ndido, Giovanni GonzÃ¡lez, MatÃas ViÃ±a, SebastiÃ¡n Coates, MartÃn CÃ¡ceres; MF - MatÃas Vecino, Rodrigo Bentancur, NicolÃ¡s De La Cruz, Nahitan NÃ¡ndez, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Lucas Torreira, Federico Valverde, Brian RodrÃguez, Fernando GorriarÃ¡n; FW - Luis SuÃ¡rez, Maxi GÃ³mez, Jonathan RodrÃguez, Edinson Cavani, Facundo Torres, Brian Ocampo
Head coach: Ãscar TabÃ¡rez