The double round of qualifying was over and the Colombian national team had a redeemable record, at least in terms of results. With a home win against Venezuela and a draw in Chile, they are in third place with four points behind Brazil and Argentina.
One of the national team’s highest points was Camilo Vargas, who became a starter due to the inactivity of David Ospina, who suffered from elbow problems at the beginning of the year and had recently returned to training.
The Bogotá goalkeeper, who recently stood out at Atlas de México, reacted twice when Vinotinto asked for it, while he ended up being the big figure of the effort against La Roja. For the time being he remained undefeated in this double duel.
Of course, Vargas’ performance did not go unnoticed and Conmebol highlighted his performance by making him the ideal team for South America at the start of the qualifiers for the 2023 World Cup in the USA, Mexico and Canada. There he stands alongside personalities of the level of Lionel Messi or Neymar Jr.
In a statement, Conmebol announced the eleven selected players, who were chosen “based on statistical data about each player’s performance on both dates.” Argentina is therefore the country that has the most players in the squad with a total of four representatives, followed by Brazil with two and Colombia, Paraguay, Ecuador, Venezuela and Uruguay with one.
The following were selected:
Goalkeeper: Camilo Vargas (Colombia).
Defenders: Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina), Félix Torres (Ecuador), Cristian Romero (Argentina) and Alexander González (Venezuela).
Midfielders: Mathias Villasanti (Paraguay), Nicolas De La Cruz (Uruguay).
Strikers: Ángel Di María (Argentina), Rodrygo (Brazil), Neymar (Brazil) and Lionel Messi (Argentina).