SANTA CLARA, Sporting Alert – Mexico and Chile will battle in the fourth and final quarterfinal of the 2016 Copa America Centenario at Levi’s Stadium in California.
The winner of this contest will take on Colombia in the semifinals, after Jame Rodriguez and the South Americans defeated Peru on penalties on Friday night.
Mexico and Chile met earlier this month, with El Tri picking up a 1-0 victory in a friendly international game.
But despite that results, and the fact that they are picked as the slight favourites, midfielder Hector Herrera has warned his Mexico teammates about being too complacent.
“The match against Chile served both teams,” Herrera said. “Now it will be a completely different game.”
In team news, Javier Chicharito Hernandez, Hector Herrera, Andrés Guardado, Jesus Corona and Hirving Lozano all start for Mexico.
However, captain and veteran centre-back Rafael Márquez is only on the bench tonight, with Héctor Moreno, Néstor Araújo, Miguel Layún and Paul Aguilar starting in the backline.
Márquez, having returned from home for the birth of his son less than 24 hours ago, will not go from the start.
Guillermo Ochoa gets the starting nod in goal ahead of Alfredo Talavera for the champions of CONCACAF.
For Chile, meanwhile, Claudio Bravo, Gary Medel, Jean Beauséjour, Marcelo Díaz, Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sánchez and Eduardo Vargas are all starters for Chile, which finished second to Argentina in group play.
Mexico starting XI: Ochoa; Aguilar, Araujo, Moreno, Layun; Dueñas, Guardado, Herrera; Lozano, Chicharito, Tecatito
Chile: Bravo, Jara, Medel, Beauséjour, Fuenzalida, Díaz, Vidal, Aránguiz, Puch, Sánchez, Vargas