Albion forward Jeremy Sarmiento and his Ecuador team-mates will have to defeat reigning Copa America champions Argentina if they want to continue their quest towards the title.

Ecuador and Argentina are set to clash on July 4 in the quarter-final round of the tournament.

Sarmiento started and played 76 minutes on Sunday night in Ecuador's 0-0 draw with Mexico, sealing them a second place finish in Group B.

Goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez registered a four-save clean sheet while Mexico's Julio Gonzalez made three key stops of his own.

Sarmiento, who scored in his Copa America debut on June 22, has started all three of Ecuador's matches to date in the competition.

He won six individual duels for El Tri on Sunday, while also drawing one foul, and completing three tackle attempts.

The Ecuadoreans fell 2-1 to Venezuela before defeating Jamaica 3-1 on June 26.

Ecuador joined Venezuela as the second CONMEBOL representative to advance out of Group B.

Argentina haven't lost to Ecuador in their last seven head-to-head matches, going back to October 2015.

Sarmiento and his team-mates will be aiming to defy the odds at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

The game kicks off at 2am on Friday, our time.

Canada, whose squad includes Albion goalkeeper Tom McGill, face Venezuela in the early hours of Saturday, our time.

Julio Enciso and Paraguay rounded off their disappointing tournament by losing 2-1 to Costa Rica.

Enciso played the full game and has piled up 342 minutes of playing time in Paraguay's last four games, including their last pre-Copa friendly.