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Crucial Canada vs. Chile Match to Decide Group A Qualification

 Crucial Canada vs. Chile Match to Decide Group A Qualification

Crucial Canada vs. Chile Match to Decide Group A Qualification
Crucial Canada vs. Chile Match to Decide Group A Qualification



On June 29 at Inter&Co Stadium in Orlando, Florida, Canada and Chile will face off in their final Group Stage match of the CONMEBOL Copa América 2024, with the winner significantly enhancing their chances of advancing to the next round. Simultaneously, Argentina and Peru will also compete, bringing Group A's Group Stage to a close.


 Setting the Stage


The final matchday of Group A will take place on June 29 at Inter&Co Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Unlike previous matchdays, both matches—Argentina vs. Peru and Canada vs. Chile—will be played simultaneously.


Argentina has already qualified for the next round with six points from their first two matches against Canada and Chile. Now, Canada, Chile, and Peru will vie for the remaining Quarterfinal spot. Canada's path is clear: defeat Chile on Saturday, and Jesse Marsch’s squad will move on to the knockout rounds. A draw between Canada and Chile, combined with a loss or draw for Peru against Argentina, will also see Canada advance. However, if Peru wins and Canada draws with Chile, Peru will move forward.


Scenarios for Chile


For Chile, the qualification path is more complex. Chile must win against Canada and hope that Peru either loses or draws with Argentina to secure automatic advancement. If both Chile and Peru win, they will be tied at four points, and the qualifier will be determined by tiebreaker criteria.


All teams recognize that their best chance of progressing lies in securing three points from this match. Canada, buoyed by their first-ever CONMEBOL Copa América™ victory over Peru, aims to build a winning streak. Meanwhile, Chile will draw confidence from their strong performance against defending champions Argentina, bringing momentum into their critical match against Canada.


 Where to Watch Canada vs. Chile


The match kicks off at 8:00 p.m. local time, which is also 8:00 p.m. in Santiago (Chile) and Ottawa (Canada). Viewers can watch the game on the following channels:


- Canada:

 RDS, TSN, TSN+

- Chile:

 Canal 13, Chilevisión, DirecTV

- USA:

FS1, TUDN, Univision


 Historical Context


This will be the first-ever meeting between Canada and Chile in the CONMEBOL Copa América™ and their first encounter in the 21st century.


 Key Facts


- First Meeting:

This is the inaugural CONMEBOL Copa América™ clash between Chile and Canada. Chile has not lost to a Concacaf opponent in the tournament since 2004, achieving three wins and two draws against such teams since then.

- Canada’s Aim:

Canada seeks to become the fourth team to win more than one match in their debut CONMEBOL Copa América™, following Uruguay (two in 1916), Mexico (two in 1993), and Honduras (three in 2001).

- Chile's Goal:

Chile aims to avoid a goalless tournament for only the second time in history; the first was in their 1917 campaign.

- Canada’s Shooting Stats:

 Canada's four shots on target in the tournament have come from four different players: Stephen Eustaquio, Jonathan David, Jacob Shaffelburg, and Tani Oluwaseyi. Cyle Larin and Alphonso Davies, who have the most shots, have yet to hit the target.

- Claudio Bravo’s Milestone:

 If he plays, Claudio Bravo will reach 28 CONMEBOL Copa América™ appearances, placing him fifth in all-time matches played, behind Víctor Agustín Ugarte (30), Zizinho (33), Sergio Livingstone (34), and Lionel Messi (36).


 Possible Lineups


Canada:

Maxime Crépeau; Alistair Johnston, Moïse Lumpungu, Derek Cornelius, Alphonso Davies; Tajon Buchanan, Stephen Eustáquio, Ismaël Koné, Liam Millar; Jonathan David, Cyle Larin.


Chile:

 Claudio Bravo; Mauricio Isla, Igor Lichnovsky, Paulo Díaz, Gabriel Suazo; Marcelino Núñez, Erick Pulgar; Víctor Dávila, Alexis Sánchez, Rodrigo Echeverría or Darío Osorio; Eduardo Vargas.


Referee Appointments


- Referee:

Wilmar Roldan (Colombia)

- Assistant Referees:

 Alexander Guzman and Jhon A. León (Colombia)

- Fourth Referee:

Jhon Ospina (Colombia)

- VAR:

 Armando Villarreal (USA)


 Match Information


- Match:

Canada vs. Chile (Group A, final day)

- Date and Time:

June 29, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time, 8:00 p.m. in Santiago (Chile), and 8:00 p.m. in Ottawa (Canada)

- Stadium:

 Inter&Co Stadium, Orlando, Florida

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