The Centenario tournament will see Argentina and Venezuela taking on the pitch at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough where the favourite will test again the resistance of La Vinotinto, the competition's surprise squad.
Currently ranked first in the world, Argentina easily pass their Group D rivals, Chile, Panamá and Bolivia to advance into the knockout stage. Venezuela instead had to fight to secure two 1- 0 victories against Jamaica and Uruguay to then had their best game so far, a 1 all draw against Mexico in a match where the Rafael Dudamel's lads lead the board most of the time.
Venezuela's results so far point that their strategy will be trying to hold La Albiceleste attacks with captain Tomás Rincón leading the defensive midfield with Arquímedes Figuera as his shield and reinforced by a backline that has been solvent during the first phase with Rolf Feltscher and Wilker Ángel. The presence of the attackers Salomón Rondón and Josef Martínez could provide the surprise element if Argentina leave them spaces on the wings and behind the midfield.
On the other hand and having played just 75 minutes in this Copa America, Lionel Messi will lead again Argentina not without some doubts as Ángel Di Maria's injury can end on a team with less pace and movement on the wings. But the team still have some steps forward to the rest of the squads in the first Copa America to be played outside of South America.
Venezuela have won just one out of 21 games with Fernando Amorebieta writing his name in the records after scoring the winner during a World Cup qualification game for Brazil 2014. Argentina have scored 29 goals and conceded just 4 in the history among them but it would be imprudent if Gerardo Martino and his boys will play relaxed against a team that has surprised everybody in this tournament.
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