Vargas plays down favourites tag ahead clash with Colombia


Eduardo Vargas insists Chile’s battering of Mexico in the last eight of the Copa America Centenario does not make them favourites for today’s semi-final against Colombia.

Defending champions Chile stuck five second-half goals past Mexico in a 7-0 drubbing on Saturday in what was their joint-biggest Copa America victory.

Chile started the tournament slowly, losing out to 2015 runners-up Argentina in their Group D opener, but responded with wins over Bolivia and Panama.
The subsequent rout against Mexico sees Juan Antonio Pizzi’s men head in the last-four clash with Colombia as favourites, but Vargas – scorer of four goals against Mexico – was keen to temper expectations.

“We don’t consider ourselves favourites at all. We played a good game against Mexico, but we know how complicated Colombia will be,” the 26-year-old said ahead of the clash at Soldier Field in Chicago.

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