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Argentina vs Colombia: TV station, live stream, team news & prediction

Lizzy Becherano
Argentina during the 2021 Copa America
Argentina during the 2021 Copa America / Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images

Argentina will play Colombia on Tuesday at the Estadio Nacional de Brasilia Mane Garrincha for a coveted Copa America final spot. 

The South American rivals have a longstanding history, culminating in yet another fierce face off. Argentina comes off a 3-0 win against Ecuador with goals from Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul, Inter striker Lautaro Martinez and superstar Lionel Messi. Colombia failed to win their quarter-final match as easily, struggling against Uruguay during regular time before triumphing 4-2 on penalties. 

Colombia will face the daunting challenge of facing the strong Argentinian side without the likes of James Rodriguez and Juan Cuadrado, leaving Reinaldo Rueda with doubts. 

Here’s everything you need to know about the match… 

How to watch Argentina vs Colombia on TV

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Estadio Nacional de Brasilia / Pedro Vilela/Getty Images

When is kick off? Tuesday 6 July - 9pm (EST)/Wednesday 7 July - 2AM (EST)

Where is it being played? Estadio Nacional de Brasilia Mane Garrincha, Brasilia 

What TV channel is it on? BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website (UK), fuboTV (US)

Argentina team news

Argentina celebrating against Ecuador in the 2021 Copa America / NELSON ALMEIDA/Getty Images

Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni has a variety of options going into the match against Colombia. The roster boasts Messi and Sergio Aguero, Paris Saint-Germain's Angel Di Maria and Ajax's Nicolas Tagliafico. The team reported no new injuries, but maintained that Atalanta centre-back Cristian Romero could be doubtful.  

Messi and Aguero are expected to lead the team at the top after successful performances so far. The veteran Barcelona forward has hit four goals and four assists in five 2021 Copa America appearances. Nicolas Otamendi and German Pezzella will continue to defend the back as they have done so the majority of this tournament.

Colombia team news

Davinson Sanchez, Luis Diaz, Miguel Borja, Yimmi Chara, Wilmar Barrios, William Tesillo, Yerry Mina
Colombia during the quarterfinal penalties against Uruguay / Andressa Anholete/Getty Images

After a disappointing performance against Uruguay, head coach Reinaldo Rueda might look to shake things up on the pitch. During their quarter-finals match, Atalanta duo Luis Muriel and Duvan Zapata took the offensive lead, before Miguel Borga entered for Muriel.

Colombia lacked cohesion and power on the front foot but boast few options to fix this problem. On the defensive end, however, David Ospina has been a standout player for the majority of the tournament. He is expected at the goal, with Davinson Sanchez and Yerry Mina in front. 

No new injuries have been reported, but Porto midfielder Mateus Uribe and Pachuca midfielder Yairo Moreno remain out.

Predicted lineups

Argentina: E Martinez; Molina, Pezzella, Otamendi, Acuna; Paredes, De Paul, Lo Celso; Messi, Aguero, L Martinez

Colombia: Ospina; Munoz, Mina, Sanchez, Tesillo; Cuadrado, Barrios, Cuellar, Diaz; Zapata, Borja

Argentina vs Colombia head to head record

The South American rivals have faced each other a total of 40 times. Argentina holds the clear advantage with 23 victories, nine defeats and eight overall draws. The two have met twice before in Copa America semi-finals, with Colombia losing both matches.

Beyond the tournament, Colombia and Argentina last faced each other earlier this year, resulting in a 2-2 draw. Colombia maintained their unbeaten record in their last three competitive fixtures against Argentina, winning twice and drawing once. 


Argentina v Ecuador: Quarterfinal - Copa America Brazil 2021
Lionel Messi has excelled in Copa America 2021 / MB Media/Getty Images

Given their Copa America journey, Argentina enters the match as clear favorites to earn a coveted final spot. Colombia is missing their offensive power due to injuries, while Argentina boast Messi and Aguero. Goals may fall from both ends, but ultimately Argentina is expected to emerge victorious.  

Prediction: 3-1