Copa America 2024 Group D : Peru V/s. Canada Match Preview and Lineups

Copa America 2024 Group Stage

25 June, 2024 - Indian Date

Children's Mercy Park



03:30 AM


02:00 AM

Saudi Arabia

1:00 AM


Peru [0-1] Canada

Predicted Lineups:

Colombia possible starting lineup: Ospina; S. Arias, Mina, Cuesta, Machado; Uribe, Lerma; J. Arias, Rodriguez, Diaz; Cordoba

Paraguay possible starting lineup: Coronel; Velazquez, Balbuena, Gomez, Alonso; Villasanti, Cubas, Almiron; Sosa, Bareiro, Enciso

Matchday two of the Copa America sees Canada and Peru clash at Children's Mercy Park, with both teams seeking crucial points. Peru managed a 0-0 draw against Chile in their opening match, demonstrating a solid defensive performance despite having only 35% possession. Their defense has been formidable, having not conceded a goal this month and maintaining clean sheets in their last two Copa America group fixtures.

Peru's unbeaten streak now stands at six games across all competitions, and they have earned points in four consecutive group stage matches in this tournament. Offensively, they have avoided being shut out in consecutive matches since last year, and they have dominated recent encounters against CONCACAF teams, winning their last four and not losing since a 1-0 defeat to Mexico in 2022.

Canada, on the other hand, displayed resilience despite losing 2-0 to Argentina in their opener. They had a strong first half against the world champions, taking seven shots, the most against Argentina in a half since 2021. Their recent form in North America has been competitive, with a notable 0-0 draw against France and a solid first half against Argentina. However, they have struggled to score early in matches, with most goals conceded in the second half of recent fixtures.

Historically, Canada has found it challenging against CONMEBOL teams, having only one win against such opponents this century—a 2000 Gold Cup final victory over Colombia. Their sole encounter with Peru ended in a 2-0 defeat in 2012. As they prepare for this crucial match, they face potential lineup changes, with players like Jonathan David and Richie Laryea approaching significant milestones in caps.

Peru could miss Luis Advincula due to an Achilles injury from their last game, while Paolo Guerrero is on the brink of tying the all-time goalscoring record for Peru in Copa America with 15 goals. Andre Carrillo aims for his 100th cap, and the team's experience could play a pivotal role in this match.

In summary, Peru's strong defensive record and unbeaten run position them as favorites against a Canadian side that has shown potential but lacks consistency against top-tier opponents. The outcome will likely hinge on whether Canada can break Peru's defensive resilience and if Peru can capitalize on their chances to secure a win.

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