We are down to the final eight teams in the Copa America. Guest nations Japan and Qatar have gone home but we're left with the giants of South American football like Argentina, Uruguay and hosts Brazil, as well as unfancied teams like Venezuela and Paraguay.
Here is the lowdown on each of the four quarterfinal clashes (all live on ESPN+).
Brazil vs. Paraguay
WHERE: Gremio Arena, Porto Alegre
Make way for the real stuff: The phony war of the Copa America group phase is over.
Of the 12 sides, just four go home. Guests Japan and Qatar can make the long journey feeling relatively good about themselves. Japan came with a very young, inexperienced squad and produced some flair. Qatar, with the team crowned Asian champions, showed some interesting tactical concepts and picked up valuable experience on the way to hosting the next World Cup.
Bolivia and Ecuador make the shorter journey in some...
Copa America organisers said on Tuesday they believe the tournament in Brazil is running smoothly despite a large number of empty seats and criticism from players about the state of football pitches.
Tournament executives said they expect attendances to rise to more than 30,000 fans a match in the knockout stage that begins on Thursday.
The Copa America opener between Brazil and Bolivia on June 14 had gate receipts of around $5.7 million, and Uruguay's 1-0 win over Chile on Monday at the Maracana...