SAOPAULO (Reuters) – A late goal from Duvan Zapata, his second in two games, gave Colombia a 1-0 win over Qatar on Wednesday and ensured their place in the quarter-finals of the Copa America.
Zapata rose with five minutes left to head home a floated James Rodriguez cross and break the deadlock in a scrappy but end to end encounter on a chilly night at Sao Paulo’s Morumbi stadium.
The result means Colombia, who beat Argentina 2-0 in their opening match, now have six points and top Group B, with Argentina playing Paraguay later on Wednesday.
Qatar have one point after drawing 2-2 with Paraguay on Sunday but could still qualify for the last eight.
(Editing by Ian Ransom)