Colombia will face the Paraguay National Team for the sixth date of the South American Qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup.
Photo: EFE – Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda
The Colombian National Team will go out this Tuesday in search of a new victory in the South American qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup against its counterpart from Paraguay, which has only one victory in the entire championship.
The tricolor team has a historic victory, after beating the five-time world champion, Brazil, for the first time in qualifying. The national team managed to add the three points for Barranquilla with two goals from Luis Díaz, while the team led by Fernando Diniz scored a goal.
For their part, the Paraguayans have just drawn 0-0 with the Chilean National Team, in a match that ended with a red card for each team. In the 44th minute, Paraguay’s right back, Robert Rojas, was sent off and in the 88th minute, Víctor Felipe Méndez, Chilean midfielder, had to leave the field of play after a harsh tackle on the player Andrés Cubas.
The Paraguay national team adds a 27-year unbeaten streak in Asuncion to Colombia
On April 2, 1997 the Albirroja, led by Brazilian Paulo César Carpegiani, defeated the coffee side 2-1 in a high-voltage match that ended with the expulsion of Guarani goalkeeper José Luis Chilavert and coffee striker Faustino Asprilla.
26 years, 10 months and 19 days later, the Argentine coach Daniel Garnero He believes that his pupils have assimilated his idea and are ready to ratify their improvement in the South American qualifiers.
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“Against Colombia we are not going to make any particular mark because attention must be focused on all rivals. Players like Díaz do not need many opportunities to appear and therefore what we must do is play a game so that Luis does not have his best day”, emphasized the Guarani coach.
Since the victory over Colombia, 27 years ago, La Albirroja has collected five defeats and only a single draw, that of the qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Paraguay occupies seventh place in the classification with 5 points out of a possible 15 and Colombia is third with 9 thanks to an outstanding performance by ‘Lucho’ Díaz last Thursday, who with two goals guaranteed his country’s first victory over Brazil in a qualifying round. world cup
What time do Paraguay vs. play? Colombia and where to see it?
Hour: 6:00 p. m
Canal: Caracol Channel – RCN Channel
Date/Place: Tuesday, November 21, 2023 / Ueno Defensores del Chaco Stadium, Asunción
Probable lineups for Colombia vs. match Paraguay
Paraguay: Carlos Coronel; Juan José Cáceres, Gustavo Gómez, Omar Alderete, Matías Espinoza; Matías Rojas, Mathías Villasanti, Andrés Cubas, Richard Sánchez or Alejandro Romero Gamarra; Gabriel Ávalos and Antonio Sanabria.
Selector: Daniel Garnero.
Colombia: Camilo Vargas; Daniel Muñoz, John Lucumí, Carlos Cuesta, Cristian Borja; John Arias, Mateus Uribe, Kevin Castaño; Luis Díaz, James Rodríguez and Rafael Santos Borré.
Selector: Nestor Lorenzo.
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