Saturday, June 3, 2023

Closer to Falcao after Korea soft: James, Colombia’s second all-time scorer

James Roderici as it does in history Colombia. They fought against each other at the Munsu Stadium in Ulsan South Koreathe first friendly tour of Asia to prepare for qualifying for the 2026 World Cup, the Olympic midfielder scored the team’s first goal in the 2-2 match and became the second metascorer in the history of the “Tricolor”.

Daniel Muñoz received the ball from the right wing and four minutes after the start of the plug filtered the pass to Diego Valoyes, who entered the area, progressed towards the goal, and sent it struggling with his signal. cross red with the floor to help the Colombian ’10’, who received without any notice and defined the first, beating the goalkeeper Kim Seung-Gyu.

This was his 26th goal with the shirt Colombia selection who now holds the third place with 25 annotations. while Radamel Falcao García is still the top scorer (36).

James, who made his national team debut in 2011 and has been a key member of the team ever since, scored 26 goals in 90 games played. Although he is a midfielder, the man born in Cúcuta had an excellent relationship with the nets and every day he approaches the “Tiger” from Santa Marta.

Lorenzo sticks to his chest at Colombia

The Colombian national team A hard battle took place at 2-2 against South Korea this Friday, in a match where the team, led by Néstor Lorenzo, changed radically from one season to another (the complement was completely different from the beginning of the activities) and left a good one. feeling against the Qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup, which will begin in September.

The main person in that change was, without a doubt, the Argentine coach, who after the first half for the “coffee” to forget the ball, managed to turn around the brand of excellence to finally match the loads of character, dedication and talent.

Néstor Laurentius himself evaluated it in this way: “He leaves me alone, that is what matters. The young guys played, it was not easy to get to this pitch against a great team that had a great World Cup, a lot of work and performance. The young people played well and I am happy that they complemented each other and performed well for the hoped-for future season of the National Team”.

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