The world’s biggest tournament is all set to return . And this time, it will entertain the peoples of the USA.
Yes, we are talking about the COPA AMERICA CENTENARIO USA 2016. This time, this tournament is hosted by the USA and it is expected to be Superhit again like its previous session.
This is the 45 edition of this tournament and its was started in 1916.
Copa America 2016 Group A Preview
The first match which will kick off this tournament is between the USA vs Colombia on Saturday on June 4,2016 at 2:30 AM , UK according to UK timing.
The host will face the Colombia , to start this bombshell tournament . The USA are very much in confident as they had won all the warm up matches.
The USA had won the most number of matches out of their 9 matches and lost just once.
The Jurgen Klinsmann, who is the USA team boss is very much confident about the winning streak of its team.
He recently included that his team is on a very positive high and players are very much confident about their performance.
The Performance of the USA will lot depend on upon the veterans midfielder like Jermaine Jones and Kyle Beckerman.
This team also need the solid performance from their captain, Michael Bradley who has 115 scalps and need to fire in this tournament.
Copa Amrica 2016 USA PREDICTED TEAM
Guzan , Johnson, Cameron, Brooks, Yedlin , Bradley, Beckerman, Jones, Zardes, Dempsey, Zuzi.
Whereas, Colombia is the 4 ranked in FIFA and had won 3-1 in the warm-up matches.
This team is on higher confident and will try to take this confidence into this year tournament. This team is looking solid and all the players are in a very good form.
The Jose Pekerman who is the head coach of Colombia is looking confident and in a recent interview,he mentioned that he and his boys are very much confident for the 45 edition of COPA AMERICA CENTENARIO.
The Colombia team will keen to win and will surely want to avoid the fate that they had in the previous edition of this tournament.
Colombia team was kicked out of the tournament by Argentina in Quarterfinal even after being the third best team in the 44 edition of this mega tournament.
The captain of this team “James Rodriquez” will have to lead from the front and will find support from the quality players like Juan Cuadrado, Carlos Bacca, Carlos Sanchez and Cristian Zapata.
COLOMBIA PREDICTED TEAM
Ospina – Diaz, Murillo, Zapata, Arias – C. Sanchez, Torres – Cuadrado, Rodriguez – Moreno, Bacca.
The Colombia team has an upper hand over USA and Colombia is looking solid on paper . But one should not underestimate the USA team who consist of various match winners.
Since 1971, these teams has 8 Metting , where Colombia has an edge over the USA . Colombia won 5 times , 1 draw and 2 loss.
Colombia is looking solid and is predicted to win this opening tussle . The Colombia team have momentum and will look to carry this momentum in this tournament. Meanwhile, Host will look to show their worth and will play hard to beat Colombia.
Fans are excited about this opening tussles and are looking forward to this tournament. Stay tuned for further updates.