Monday, October 2, 2023

Rain changed Colombia’s plans in Santiago

Due to heavy rain on Sunday night and early Monday morning, the Colombian National Team was unable to reconnoiter the playing field at the Monumental David Arellano stadium in Santiago, Chile. He also did not train in the alternate fields in Colo Colo because it was flooded.

The advance team of the National Team was able to arrive at the Monumental, but the players changed the course of leaving the hotel. The new destination is ANFP on Quilín Avenue. They arrived around noon for their last practice before Tuesday’s game.

With a dark day, a climate of 12 ° C and with the Andes mountains in all its beauty, Colombia trained with its 26 players, none of them absent or practicing separately. Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, who came off with physical discomfort against Venezuela, was the same as his teammates.

The place where Colombia trained before facing Chile with Andes behind Sergio Casallas

Stretching, warming up the ball, working on driving and soccer are the phases of training led by Néstor Lorenzo and his AT Luis Amaranto Perea. This closes the preparation for this second day of the South American Qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup.

Colombia has a team similar to the one it used against Venezuela, with a maximum of two changes. Lorenzo considered Jorge Carrascal for Cuadrado, who moved Jhon Arias to be the right winger. Another change will be Carlos Cuesta for Yerry Mina in defense.

Monumental Anxiety

The condition of the grass at the Monumental stadium was not the best and the overnight rain did not help his recovery. However, the management of the field is working and taking care of it against the weather so that it is acceptable in the conditions for Chile-Colombia. All the first damage was caused at the Bruno Mars concert last week.

The match between the Chileans and the Colombians is scheduled for Tuesday, September 12 at 7:30 pm, Colombian time. Coach Lorenzo’s press conference this Monday afternoon.

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