FOLLOW LIVE — Copa America: Brazil vs. Paraguay for the last semifinal spot
Argentina is already through to the semifinals, where they’ll face the winner of Saturday’s fourth and final 2015 Copa America quarterfinal matchup, between Brazil and Paraguay.
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The two sides will face off in Concepcion, Chile, where they’ll be gunning for their 30th and 22nd South American Championship/Copa America semifinals appearance all time, respectively.
Brazil are still without Neymar, whose four-game suspension following Brazil’s second group stage game will see him play no further part in this tournament. In his absence, Thiago Silva and Liverpool new boy Roberto Firmino stepped up and scored a goal each in a 2-1 group stage victory over Venezuela. A victory over Peru and defeat to Colombia began Brazil’s group stage adventure.
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Meanwhile, Paraguay have relied heavily upon Lucas Barrios (two goals) and Roque Santa Cruz, who is still yet to bag his first goal of the tournament. Paraguay advanced from Group B as runners-up to Argentina, with whom they drew 2-2 in their first game, before beating Jamaica and drawing Uruguay in their group stage finale.