There are many changes, last minute changes due to heavy rain, and expected evolution in the infirmary of the Colombian National Team, before the game this Tuesday (7:30 pm) against Chile, for on the second date of the Qualifiers of the World Cup 2026.
The innovation is that Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, who suffered discomfort after the 45 minutes he played against Venezuela (1-0 victory), was able to recover. In fact, he participated in the last practice without incident, which allowed him to be under the orders of his coach, Néstor Lorenzo.
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Afterwards, the issue turns to the opponent’s demands and the coach’s conviction. Chile is an opponent who will go to a direct battle, which is demanding in terms of physical wear and tear and which from the sides is a threat, more than what can be the weight of those Nerves of players who are in the generational change.
If Alexis Sánchez plays, we have to redouble our efforts at the back to control his punch and speed, but if not, we have to understand that almost all Chileans have good mid-distance and good passing as one you character. History says Chile has the most wins against Colombia in Qualifiers, and that’s a trend that needs to be broken.
Like? The work in Santiago left a clear sign: Lorenzo will make changes to the eleven that beat the Venezuelans, looking for speed to win duels and superiority in some sectors of the field.
In this way, two exits are expected: the first, that of Cuadrado for Carrascal, due to the small impact of the first one in Barranquilla and the situation of the number of the game acquired in the second one. Another adjustment will happen through Yerry Mina, who will give way to the agility of Carlos Cuesta.
The possible starting roster against Chile will look like this:
Camilo Vargas; Daniel Muñoz, Carlos Cuesta (or Dávinson Sánchez), Jhon Lucumí, Deiver Machado; Jefferson Lerma, Matheus Uribe; Jhon Arias, Jorge Carrascal, Luis Díaz; Rafael Santos Borré