Colombia VS Venezuela Copa America LIVE Football Score 18 June 2021
Copa America in Brazil rolls on as Colombia will square off in Group B action against Venezuela on Wednesday at Estádio Olímpico Pedro Ludovico in Goiânia. The Colombians will try to nab six points from a possible six after opening their group stage campaign with a 1-0 win over Ecuador. Venezuela are searching for their first victory in the competition after a 3-0 loss to Brazil.
Los Cafeteros got their tournament off to a good start thanks to some set piece training ground magic likely orchestrated by manager Reinaldo Rueda. James Rodriguez — who was working his way back to fitness — not being named on the roster hasn’t gone without criticism, but a win to open the competition helps quells any criticism heading Rueda’s way. Edwin Cardona’s goal against Ecuador was one for the highlights, and his efforts in front of goal will likely keep him the next starting XI — along with frontman Miguel Borja who supplied the assist — against a Venezuelan side that is struggling.
That stretched their unbeaten run to three games in all competitions, having previously picked up positive results against Peru and Argentina in World Cup Qualifying action at the beginning of June.
Reinaldo Rueda’s men started with a dominant 3-0 win over Peru, as Yerry Mina, Mateus Uribe and Luis Diaz all got on the scoresheet, before a goal from Luis Muriel and a 94th-minute Miguel Borja equaliser saw them pick up a commendable point after a 2-2 draw with a heavily-fancied Argentina side.
Those results saw them move up to fifth spot in their qualifying group, although Colombia will focus on the Copa America for now.
Having not reached the final since they lifted their first trophy in 2001, La Tricolor will have their sights set on another victory on Thursday to boost their qualification bid, as they look to go deep into the tournament and improve on their recent continental performances.
They take on a Venezuela side who will be desperate to put their first points on the board after a heavy defeat last time out.