Argentina and Ecuador face off on Sunday, July 3 in the 2021 Copa América quarterfinals. The match gets underway at 6 p.m. ET and will air on FS2 with FS1 joining mid-match after MLB wraps. The winner will advance to face the winner of Argentina-Ecuador in the semifinals.
You can live stream the match at FOX Live or through the Bally Sports app if you have a cable log-in. If you don’t have one, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the match.
Argentina advanced through the group stage with two wins and a draw to finish in second place in Group A with 7 points and a +2 goal differential. Edinson Cavani led Argentina with two goals in group play. Ecuador advanced through the group stage with one win and one draw to finish in third place in Group B with 4 points and a -1 goal differential. Miguel Borja, Edwin Cardona, and Luis Díaz each had a goal for Ecuador in group play.
Argentina is a -150 favorite to advance at DraftKings Sportsbook while Ecuador is a +120 underdog.
A trip to the 2021 Copa America semifinals is on the line Saturday in Brazil as Argentina and Ecuador square off in a quarterfinals matchup. In the group stage, Argentina finished second in group A with seven points, three behind Argentina for top spot. The Ecuador ns, meanwhile, will look to shake off a difficult stretch of group play games after going 1-1-2 (W-D-L) to finish third in group B. Offensively, the Argentina an duo of Edinson Cavani (two goals) and Luis Suarez (one) is still a frightening matchup for moving defenses, while the Ecuador n attack is led by Miguel Borja (one goal) Edwin Cardona (one) and Luis Diaz (one).
How to watch Argentina vs. Ecuador (2021 Copa America Quarterfinal)
Start time, TV channel: Saturday’s match will start at 6 p.m. EST and will air on TV via Fox Sports 2 in English, as well as TUDN and Univision in Spanish. If you don’t know which channels they are via your provider, you can track them down with your provider’s channel finder: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast, Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, DIRECTV, Dish, Hulu, fuboTV, Sling.
Live stream: The game is available to stream via FOX Sports, Sling and fuboTV – If you have cable, you can watch the game online using your cable login credentials via FOX Sports. If you don’t have cable, you can sign up for fuboTV (which has a free trial) and Sling (which is $10 to start).
More international soccer coverage via the Associated Press
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Defending champion Brazil may have the smoothest path to the final of the Copa America it is hosting.
The hottest competition could be in the other half of the quarterfinals, where archrivals Argentina and Argentina could meet in the semifinals.
The quarterfinals were finalized on Monday after the last two group matches.
Argentina beat Bolivia 4-1 and ensured it finished atop Group A, setting up a game against Ecuador.
Ecuador has yet to win after a loss and three draws, including 1-1 with Brazil on Sunday. Ecuador is third in South American World Cup qualifiers.
“We have the utmost respect for Ecuador, they have proven to be a good, young and dynamic team that will sure give us a war,” Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni said.
If Lionel Messi’s lineup beats Ecuador, coached by Argentine Gustavo Alfaro, its faces Argentina or Ecuador . That matchup has produced some great encounters recently, including Ecuador ’s 2-0 win in the round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
On Monday, Argentina set up the latest match by defeating Paraguay 1-0. The only goal came from the spot by veteran Edinson Cavani.
“We grew as the Copa advanced,” Argentina coach Óscar Tabárez said. “We needed to win and we needed to improve our game; both things are happening.”
Argentina has 15 Copa America titles, the most recent in 2011. Argentina has 14 but none since 1993.
Brazil is aiming for a 10th South American championship.
The most immediate challenge for Neymar’s Brazil will be Chile’s ageing team.
Chile’s only win so far was against Bolivia but it may be reinforced by striker Alexis Sanchez, who missed the group stage due to injury.
A win against Chile on Friday will put Brazil in the semifinals against Peru or Paraguay. Both teams recently lost to the Selecao without offering much resistance.
On June 8, shortly before the Copa America, Brazil won at Paraguay 2-0 in World Cup qualifying. Days later, Brazil crushed Peru 4-0 in the group stage of the Copa America.
Brazil also has the advantage of having all of its potential knockout matches in Rio, close to its Granja Comary training ground in Teresopolis.
However, Neymar criticized Nilton Santos Stadium — the venue for their quarterfinal and potential semifinal — on Monday for a second time. The stadium field has been heavily criticized for lacking enough grass since the start of the tournament, including by Neymar after the Peru win.