The Chilean team confidently achieved a draw against Colombia at the Monumental Stadium. All teams failed to break the zero mark at home and had to settle for one point at the start of qualifying for the 2026 World Cup.
One who analyzed La Roja’s performance was Mauricio Pinilla, who, as a commentator on ESPN, was optimistic about what Chile had shown, especially after the loss to Uruguay in the first game.
“I liked the first half in terms of the attitude and positioning of the players and the intensity we aimed for. “Colombia wasn’t allowed much either, apart from a few moves that could have made it difficult for us,” explained the striker.
In this sense, Pinilla emphasized that “on the whole it is a positive outcome, in line with what Eduardo Berizzo aims for in the team.”
“Colombia made a great deal because at no point was it clear that they wanted to get the three points. “He really liked the draw, that was his main goal,” he added.
Finally, Pinigol stated: “We were happy with the chances we had, Rodrigo Echeverría’s goal and Alexis Sánchez’s goal under the goal.” I think that in general it was a positive game in terms of football and confidence Chile’s concerns.”
When will the Chilean team play in the qualifiers again?
The next double date of the South American qualification will take place in October 2023. There Chile meets Peru at home and Venezuela as a guest.
How many Conmebol teams will qualify for the 2026 World Cup?
Six South American countries qualify directly for the 2026 World Cup: the USA, Canada and Mexico. In addition, the seventh-placed Conmebol will play an intercontinental playoff to define the final round.