The attackers of the Colombian national team are increasing in value thanks to their talent.
The Colombian national team, which defeated Venezuela 1-0 on its debut in the 2026 World Cup qualification, left some doubts but many certainties about the development of a difficult tournament, apart from the six teams that will qualify directly.
It is true that a debut with more authority was expected, but also that the team recovered from a very gray first half and produced an impeccable second half to take the first three points. And two men who were undisputed for coach Néstor Lorenzo were crucial: Jorge Carrascal and Jhon Airas.
Both a 25 years old, which guarantees a current presence and consolidation in two years when the time of the World Cup comes.
Although Carrascal did not arrive from Russia until game time due to flight connection problems, he confirmed himself as Lorenzo’s creative number 1, ahead of World Cup players James Rodríguez and Juan Fernando Quintero.
In just 45 minutes he turned a very gray game into a show that culminated in the play of Santos Borré’s goal, which went from his feet to Arias, precisely and from there in the middle into the area for the celebration.
The player from Cartagena made his debut in qualifying, having only played six friendlies in the past, being involved in three goals as a finisher or assist. According to Transfermarkt, the one from Dinamo Moscow has a market value of 7 million euros and will continue to be listed thanks to his strong performances.
One of his ideal partners is precisely Arias, another who also made his debut in qualifying, but he as a starter. He is a figure of Fluminense, reaches 8 million euros in donations and is on the rise not only in his club but also in the Colombian national team.
The winger, who has already appeared seven times alongside Lorenzo and has become an undisputed player alongside Díaz, had provided his first assist against Iraq and Borré had the winning goal in Barranquilla in mind, playing on the right wing appeared where he does so much damage.
With Fluminense he played 127 games, scored 23 goals and provided 30 assists. After the current qualifying tournaments he will certainly make his way to Europe. It is just and necessary.