Brazil seemed a touch careless in the first half of Friday’s 2-2 draw with Colombia but will hopefully be more focused when facing Peru in Los Angeles. The Selecao beat Los Incas twice when hosting this summer’s Copa America, romping to a 5-0 victory in the group stage and then prevailing 3-1 in the final.
Uruguay’s big guns have been firing at the Copa America and that makes them worthy favourites to see off a less-talented Peru outfit in the quarter-finals. Los Incas had their limitations cruelly exposed when thrashed 5-0 by Brazil in the last round of group-stage fixtures and will find it tough to recover.
Colombia lost to Chile in the 2016 Copa America semi-finals but appear to be playing well enough to gain revenge at the last-eight stage this time around. Bringing in Carlos Queiroz as manager has helped Los Cafeteros raise their game to a new level and his presence should be a boost in the knockout rounds.