At the close of the triple knockout date, the Colombian team will have an important challenge as locals, since they will receive Ecuador, in a game in which they have the obligation to win to stay in the fight for a direct quota to the Qatar World Cup 2022.
Here we present the possible training that coach Reinaldo Rueda will choose.
Ospina was Colombia’s best player against Brazil, adding several vital saves that prevented the zero from breaking. His role as a leader and one of the veterans at the best level, make him fundamental for Rueda.
Muñoz could make his return to the Colombian starting box, since despite the good performance of Stefan Medina, they will look for more exit on the right wing and this is just what the 25-year-old player would bring.
Mina continues to be a factor in avoiding goals in Colombia and despite his friction with several rival players, he remains a solid starter within the coffee squad.
Cuesta has been one of the revelations of the triple date for Colombia, since not only did he take over the role as central defender, but incidentally has become synonymous with defense security.
Mojica seems to have found his space in the starting box, as he is by far the best right-back in Colombia, both on offense and defense.
Barrios is a constant figure of Colombia and against Brazil he had a special role, complicating the exit of the rival team by putting pressure on their front-line midfielders and thus having an impact on the defensive dynamics.
Cuadrado paid his suspension date due to the accumulation of yellow cards and in the presence of a pure left back, he would return to his role as an offensive midfielder on the right wing.
Quintero did not have the best of his games against Brazil, however he still found a way to filter several passes from danger. Before Ecuador the situation is very different and it could have to assume a fundamental role in the construction of the game.
Díaz is seen as the most dangerous player in Colombia, an example of this is the iron mark imposed by Brazil and Uruguay on the ‘guajiro’. His ability to unbalance is more than necessary for Colombia’s aspirations.
Borré entered the second half in a great way against Brazil and showed that in his role as a leader he has the ability to not only build the game but also adapt it.
Zapata would replace Falcao García, who apparently will be saved by Rueda for the closing of the match. Zapata does not come in his best moment from the sporting point of view, but he aspires to make a quality leap against Ecuador.