Today, Thursday, November 16, the fifth date of the South American Qualifiers for him World Cup 2026, to be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico. One of the most important meetings of the day is the one in which Colombia y Brazil at the Metropolitan Stadium of Barranquilla. They are two favorite teams to reach a place in the next World Cup.
The ‘canarinha‘will seek to regain its status as favorite and invincible in the South American qualifiers after breaking the long streak of unbeaten matches. Furthermore, with a victory he would return to the path of victory after two dates. If he gets the three points, he will continue to be the escort of Argentina, leader of the classification. Meanwhile, the ‘coffee growers‘They need a victory to stay in the qualifying zone.
Both squads are in the qualifying zone, but neither is going through their best moment. Those directed on an interim basis by Fernando Dínizwho has just been proclaimed champion of the Libertadores Cup con Fluminense, have just lost 2-0 against Uruguay, breaking a streak of 33 games and eight years without losing in qualifying. This result, added to the tie conceded at home with Venezuela, has caused the Brazilians to question their team, which is in third place with seven points.
For its part, the cast of Nestor Lorenzo, has not yet known defeat in these qualifying rounds, although they have not won since the first round, in which they beat Venezuela 1-0, subsequently adding three consecutive draws against Chile (0-0), Uruguay (2-2) and Ecuador ( 0-0), the lack of a goal being a problem that has been carried over from the previous process. These results place them in fifth place with six units.
The hopes of the locals fall on the footballer John Arias, appears in the American champion Fluminense. But, mainly in the midfielder Luis Diaz, who has just gotten his parents back; who were victims of a kidnapping, in a painful incident that kept Colombia in suspense.
Meanwhile, the visit presents several new faces in attack, who received their first call-up and hope to debut with the senior team. These are the cases of Endrick17-year-old pearl of Palmeiras, Joao Pedro del Brighton, Pepe of Porto and PaulinhoBrazilian goalscorer with Atlético Mineiro.
He Colombia vs Brazil It is a meeting that arouses a lot of interest in the Perubecause they are two of the best teams in South America, so many Peruvians are interested in tuning in, this added to the expectations of Colombians and Brazilians who live in Peruvian lands. The clash between the ‘coffee growers‘ and the ‘scratch‘ will take place from 7:00 p.m. Peruvian hours.
He Colombia vs Brazil It will be played at 7:00 p.m. in Peru, Colombia and Ecuador. In Venezuela and Bolivia the match will take place at 8:00 p.m., while in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile it will take place at 9:00 p.m. Likewise, in Mexico and the countries of Central America it will be at 6:00 p.m. and in Spain at 1:00 a.m. on Friday, November 17. In the case of the United States, in the Chicago time slot it will be at 6:00 p.m., and in Los Angeles, at 4:00 p.m.
The last time the selection Colombia defeated his counterpart Brazil It was June 17, 2015, for the second date of the group stage of the Copa América played in Chile.
On that occasion, the ‘coffee growers‘they won 1-0 with a goal from Jeisson Murillo at 36 minutes, after a series of rebounds, produced after a free throw taken by Juan Guillermo Cuadrado from a band. Furthermore, in the last minutes they were expelled Neymar y Carlos Baccawhen getting into a fight.
Subsequently, the ‘tricolor‘ and the ‘canarinhaThey met seven times, resulting in three draws and four wins for the five-time world champions. It should be noted that, the Colombian national team has never defeated the’yellow green‘ by South American QualifiersHowever, they have not lost the last three times they received them at home, achieving three goalless draws.
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