2019 Copa America: Argentina, Chile look for consolation prize


2019 Copa America, Third-place playoff

Argentina vs Chile

Saturday 6 July 2019
Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo
Kick-off 22:00


Argentina and Chile will play for the consolation prize of third place at the 2019 Copa America, with their match set for the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo on Saturday 6 July, kick-off at 22:00.

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni.

Argentina, led by the talents of Lionel Messi, were considered one of the favourites for the tournament, but on Wednesday morning they slumped to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Brazil in the first semifinal in Belo Horizonte.

La Albiceleste have struggled to find their best form throughout the tournament, having only finished second in Group B (after a loss to Colombia, draw with Paraguay and 2-0 win over Qatar), before defeating Venezuela 2-0 in the quarterfinals.
 
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Chile’s tournament thus far has seen them finish second in Group C (with wins over Japan and Ecuador, as well as a loss to Uruguay) before holding Colombia 0-0 in the quarterfinals, only to triumph on penalties. On Thursday morning they fell at the hands of Peru in the second semifinal, played in Porto Alegre.

Chile forward Alexis Sanchez.

In head-to-head stats Argentina and Chile have met in 89 previous matches. La Albiceleste have claimed 60 wins compared to just eight for La Roja, while 21 games have been drawn.

The teams’ most recent meeting was a World Cup qualifier in Buenos Aires in March 2017 which Argentina won 1-0 thanks to a penalty from Messi.

Argentina vs Chile – Head-to-head

Matches played 89
Argentina wins 60
Chile wins 8
Draws 21
 

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Published: 07/04/2019