Copa America quarter-final fixtures: Who has qualified and why does 3rd place go through?

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ECUADOR drew 1-1 to Japan in a final Copa America group game which saw both sides eliminated.

A win would have been enough for either to go through but after missing key chances, the two teams will be on the plane home.

Ecuador failed to qualify for the quarter-final
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Do third placed teams from each group reach the Copa America quarter finals?

The top two from all three groups will automatically qualify for the quarter-final stage.

Those that finish fourth will automatically be eliminated – but third place still has a chance to qualify.

The two best teams who finish in third position in each group will progress to the last eight.

What if teams are tied on points?

Should two teams, either in their group or for the best of the third placed teams, draw level on points – it could be decided by drawing lots.

Goal difference will be the next decider, before it goes to goals scored.

If sides are still level after that, a draw of lots will be determine who goes into the quarter-finals.

Copa America quarter-final fixtures

Most Copa America quarter-final fixtures have yet to be decided, but Argentina’s opponent is confirmed.

They will face Venezuela on Friday at the Maracana.

Full Copa America quarter-final fixtures are as follows (UK time):

  • Friday, June 28 – Brazil vs Paraguay (1.30am)
  • Friday, June 28 – Venezuela vs Argentina (8pm)
  • Saturday, June 29 – Colombia vs Chile (12am)
  • Saturday, June 29 – Uruguay vs Peru (8pm)

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