Vargas plays down favourites tag ahead clash with Colombia

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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.

• Culled from Soccerway.com

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