This Thursday begins the triple date of the South American Qualifiers ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup and the Colombia selection will seek three points as visitors in the always difficult Hernando Siles Stadium in La Paz, against the Bolivia selection.
Here we present the eleventh with which the coffee team would face this important duel in order to stay alive on the way to next year’s World Cup.
Ospina has all the confidence on the part of the coaching staff, being one of their most reliable veteran players. He does not go through a great moment at Napoli, but with the tricolor jersey everything changes for him.
Román is one of the great bets of Reinaldo Rueda in La Paz, both for his great moment in Millonarios, and for being used to playing at the height of Bogotá. This would be his debut for Colombia in official tournaments.
Much was said about the possible absence of Sánchez due to the restrictions imposed by the Premier League, however the central defender of Tottenham will be the leader of the Colombian defense against Bolivia.
Murillo will have an important responsibility, since he is in charge of supplying Yerry Mina, who did not travel due to physical discomfort. He hopes to be Sánchez’s ideal match on a defense that needs to be careful in La Paz.
Tesillo has established himself in Colombia as his right back, not only due to his high level in defensive terms, but also due to the lack of replacement in the position.
Barrios is in the best moment of his career so far, both at Zenit Russia and with the tricolor. He is coming off a remarkable Copa América and hopes to continue being the perfect bolt in midfield.
Mejía is another of the surprises of the call, after several years without appearing on the radar of the senior team. Like roman He is used to playing at altitude with Santa Fe, so you should have some advantage over some colleagues.
Uribe or Cuellar, has been one of the unknowns of the coaching staff in recent days, however the versatility of the Porto player would end up prevailing. Additionally, Uribe has shown to understand very well with Barrio, this being an added value.
Cuadrado will be the captain of Colombia and the one in charge of being incisive on the right wing, a role he has been used to for years at Juventus. Your experience will be essential in La Paz.
Díaz was one of the great figures of the Copa América and he is being a fundamental piece in Porto, which is why the expectations for him are very high. The “guajiro” will be the great headache of the rival defense.
Borja will have to assume the burden of being the scorer for Colombia in the absence of Luis Muriel and Duván Zapata. Its great mobility and definition capacity should come out in an environment as complex as the Hernando Siles Stadium.