Argentina swaggers out of the group stage with three wins from three games, 10 goals scored, one allowed. La Albiceleste is the tournament favorite, and is playing like it enjoys that role.
Though not as prolific in front of goal, the Venezuelans are in this quarterfinal because - much like Argentina - opponents have struggled to get the ball in the net against them. The 1-0 win over Jamaica seemed a little fortunate and therefore to confirm La Vinotinto's status as presumptive Group C makeweights, but then the trick was repeated against Uruguay. And Venezuela very nearly held on to the same score line against Mexico, ultimately being forced to accept a 1-1 draw.
This quarterfinal sets up as a test between free-scoring Argentina and the quietly efficient Venezuelans. The winner advances to face host nation USA in the June 21 semifinal in Houston.