Colombia wary of wounded Argentina
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Colombia say it's far too early to make them favourites to get out of Group A at the Copa America, despite going top of the pool with their opening 1-0 win over Costa Rica.

Argentina's draw with Bolivia left the hosts playing catch-up, but experienced Cafeteros coach Hernan Dario Gomez insists that before the outcome of Wednesday's match with La Albiceleste, nobody can say if his men have what it takes to book their passage.

"We are going up against a favourite who stumbled at the outset," he said. "But Argentina have great players and a great coach.

Argentina have great players and a great coach. They are the favourites. They'll be out to get right back on track.
Hernan Dario Gomez

"They are the favourites. They'll be out to get right back on track. We absolutely not the favourites."

Highly-rated striker Radamel Falcao noted that "we have a few days to get ready for this one. It'll be more open as Argentina will be going out chasing a result much more than was the case with Costa Rica."

Team-mate Luis Perea added that "at a Copa America, nobody gives anything away, not even a centimetre. We must concentrate on the job 100 per cent."

Argentina, without major silverware since 1993, have won a joint-record 14 titles alongside Uruguay. Colombia won the Copa America in 2001 and Gomez intends to push them hard.

"This team has to give it more as we have good players," he urged.