Group C is up for the taking as all four teams are level on three points after the first two matches. Brazil, Peru, Venezuela and Colombia all have a win and a loss, and making things even tighter, are all even on goal differential.
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Even with a loss, all four teams would still have a chance to move on, but goal differential would come into play. Ecuador is currently sitting on three points and a -2 goal differential, as Uruguay has already claimed the other third-place spot in the knockout rounds.
Colombia vs. Peru: 3:00 p.m. ET – FOLLOW LIVE
Colombia is coming off of a big 1-0 win over Brazil, but will be without striker Carlos Bacca as the Sevilla man was handed a two-match suspension in the post-game melee. Luckily for Jose Pekerman, he has plenty of firepower on the bench. Despite having so many attack-minded players, Los Cafeteros have only managed one goal in their opening two matches.
Peru looked strong in their opening match against Brazil despite losing 2-1, and followed it up with a solid win over Venezuela. Underdogs today against Colombia, Peru know a draw would give them a good shot at advancing.
Brazil vs. Venezuela: 5:30 p.m. ET — FOLLOW LIVE
Brazil was handed a massive blow when captain Neymar was suspended four matches for his actions against Colombia, ruling him out for the remainder of the tournament. Without their top player, Dunga’s men will have to battle against a Venezuelan side that shocked Colombia 1-0 in the opening match of Group C play.
Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho will likely get the start in place of Neymar, so Venezuela is not getting off very easy. La Vinotinto would like nothing more than to eliminate Brazil from the Copa, and with the unpredictability of this tournament so far, another upset could be in the cards.
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