Colombia and Peru face off on Friday, July 9 at 8 p.m. ET in the 2021 Copa América third-place match. The match will air on FS1 and take place in Mané Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia. Colombia is a -225 favorite to win the match (including extra time/penalties) at DraftKings Sportsbook, while Peru is a +175 underdog.
After being stunned by a late equalizer from Paraguay, Peru recovered to eventually win in penalties 4-3. Peru then ran into Brazil in the semifinal, but had the additional setback of playing without star Andre Carrillo. The hosts won 1-0 to advance to the final.
Colombia won a penalty shootout 4-2 against Uruguay after blanking La Celeste’s fearsome attacking duo of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani. It then fought back against Argentina after going down 1-0 to force another penalty shootout. This time, Colombia lost 3-2 and will now meet Peru in the third place game.
Paraguay took an early lead through Gustavo Gomez, but a Gomez own goal and goals from Gianluca Lapadula and Yoshimar Yotun gave Peru a 3-2 lead in the dying minutes, until Gabriel Avalos netted a late equaliser to take the tie to a penalty shootout.
Nonetheless, Gareca’s men would prevail as Miguel Trauco scored the winning penalty in sudden death after Pedro Gallese had denied Alberto Espinola, booking them a difficult clash with Brazil in the semi-finals.
In a rerun of the 2019 Copa America final, Brazil again came out on top, knocking Peru out of the tournament with a 1-0 win thanks to Lucas Paqueta’s first-half goal, leaving Los Incas to battle for third place this year.
It’s Peru vs. Colombia in the 2021 Copa America 3rd Place match, and while the Copa America trophy is out of the question, cementing a 3rd place finish is still a chance for glory in one of the biggest international soccer contests in the world. The match will be broadcast on FS2 and TUDN at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 9 (7/9/2021), and can be streamed live on fuboTV, Sling and other live TV streaming services.
In the semifinals, Peru fell 0-1 to defending champion Brazil after a goal from Lucas Paqueta at 35 minutes. Colombia held Argentina to a 1-1 draw, but fell 3-2 on penalties. Peru got off to a disappointing start in the group stage, as they were thrashed 4-0 by pre-tournament favourites Brazil, but they would quickly bounce back to achieve a high finish.
A Sergio Pena finish and a Yerry Mina own goal saw them pick up an impressive 2-1 win over Colombia, and they finished with a 2-2 draw with Ecuador and a 1-0 victory against Venezuela, as Andre Carrillo netted the only goal of the game early in the second half.
That commendable group campaign saw Ricardo Gareca’s men finish in second spot in Group B, with their seven points only topped by Brazil.