Copa America 2024 Quarter Final : Colombia V/s. Panama Match Preview and Lineups

Copa America 2024 Quarter Final

6 July, 2024 - Indian Date

State Farm Stadium



06:30 AM


05:00 AM

Saudi Arabia

4:00 AM


Colombia [5-0] Panama

Predicted Lineups:

Colombia possible starting lineup: Vargas; Munoz, Sanchez, Cuesta, Mojica; Rios, Uribe, Arias; Rodriguez, Cordoba, Diaz

Panama possible starting lineup: Mosquera; Murillo, Farina, Cordoba, Harvey, Davies; Blackman, Martinez, Welch, Barcenas; Fajardo

Team Previews

The quarter-final clash between Colombia and Panama at the 2024 Copa America promises to be a thrilling encounter at State Farm Stadium in Arizona. Colombia, ranked 12th by FIFA, have been consistent performers in recent editions, making it to the knockout stages for the sixth consecutive tournament. Under the guidance of Nestor Lorenzo, who has maintained an unbeaten record since taking over in July 2022, Colombia topped Group D with seven points. Their journey included comprehensive wins over Paraguay and Costa Rica and a hard-fought draw against Brazil, demonstrating their resilience and attacking prowess.

Colombia's squad will be without Crystal Palace's Jefferson Lerma due to suspension, likely leading to Mateus Uribe stepping into midfield alongside Richard Rios and Jhon Arias. Defensive stability remains a concern with Jhon Lucumi's injury, meaning Davinson Sanchez and Carlos Cuesta are expected to continue their partnership at the back. Up front, a decision is pending on whether Jhon Cordoba will maintain his place ahead of Rafael Santos Borre and Jhon Duran, providing Colombia with a variety of attacking options.

On the other hand, Panama are making history by reaching the knockout rounds for the first time in their Copa America journey. After a challenging start with a loss to Uruguay, Panama bounced back with impressive wins over the USA and Bolivia to secure their place in the quarter-finals. Under coach Thomas Christiansen, Panama have seen significant improvements, climbing 38 places in the FIFA World Rankings to 43rd since his appointment in 2020. Their spirited performances and tactical discipline have been key to their success in this tournament.

Panama will miss Adalberto Carrasquilla due to suspension, with Jovani Welch expected to fill the midfield void. Eduardo Guerrero and Cesar Yanis, who scored crucial goals against Bolivia, will be essential in their attacking setup. The defensive line may see Roderick Miller pushing for a return to the starting lineup. Panama's recent form and high spirits, having won 10 of their last 15 matches, will give them confidence as they seek to overcome Colombia for the first time since 2005.

This quarter-final match promises to be a battle of tactics and tenacity, with Colombia aiming to leverage their experience and Panama looking to continue their historic run. The winner will face either Uruguay or Brazil in the semi-finals, adding extra significance to an already captivating contest.

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