Iread the latest game year 2023, in which the qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup began and which has the Colombian team in third place after five meetings. And even though The last match left an important and historic victory against BrazilPoints were lost in previous matches and winning in Paraguay is fundamental.
The victory against Venezuela was the best start to qualifying, the draw against a low level Chile was not negative, but Then came equality with Uruguay and Ecuadorthat could have been victories and They escaped due to specific errors in Nstor Lorenzo’s team. That’s why the visit to Assunção is the opportunity to recover what was lost and this Tuesday’s headline gives clues about what to look for on the field.
What were the doubts for Paraguay vs. Colombia?
Davinson Sánchez and Devier Machado were canceled after the 2-1 against Brazil, the first due to an accumulation of yellow cards and the second due to injury., that is why two modifications will be forced on the defense. However, for the offensive midfield Jhon Arias is available, who paid a penalty and is at a great level to contribute to the Colombian National Team.
To replace Sánchez, the name of Carlos Cuesta was mentioned, who arrived with minutes and played for a long time with Jhon Janer Lucum in the defense of Genk, in Belgium. But The presence of Yerry Mina, without minutes due to the injury suffered in October, was always a temptation for Lorenzo.
On the left wing and replacing Machado, the response has been clear, even since the match against the Brazilians, as Cristian Borja is the only left-handed full-back in the squad, in that match. He played well and assisted on one of Luis Daz’s goals..
Doubts in midfield were raised if there was a change of system, going from 4-3-3, with variation to 4-2-2-2, to 4-3-1-2 with the arrival of Jhon Arias to play on the rightJames Rodríguez as driver, while Rafael Santos Borr and ‘Lucho’ Díaz are most responsible.
Colombia headline confirmed against Paraguay Brazil
Carlos Miguel Coronel; Juan Cceres, Gustavo Gmez, Junior Alonso or Omar Alderete, Matas Espinoza; Matas Rojas, Mathas Villasanti, Andrs Cubas, Richard Sánchez or Alejandro Romero Gamarra; Adam Bareiro or Gabriel Valos and Antonio Sanabria.
Coach: Daniel Garnero
Camilo Vargas; Daniel Muoz, Carlos Cuesta or Yerry Mina, Jhon Lucum, Cristian Borja; Jefferson Lerma or Mateus Uribe, Kevin Castão, Jhon Arias; Tiago Rodríguez; Rafael Borr or Jhon Crdoba and Luis Díaz.
DT: Nstor Lorenzo
While In Paraguay, the significant casualties of Miguel Almirn and Alberto Espnola were already known.but in defense there is doubt about who will accompany the experienced Gustavo Gómez and Adam Bareiro is available again after suspension and that is why Gabriel Valos is in doubt.
Furthermore, veteran ‘Tacuara’ Cardozo’s scar seems like a fixed change if the result is not happening and starts looking for a lateral move and crosses into the area.
Time and how to watch the Paraguay x game. Colombia for the 2026 qualifiers
To close the 2023 qualifiers, several matches will be played almost at the same timebut the first of the day is the one that will be played in the Paraguayan capital and that is why there is so much expectation to start experiencing the football night in South America with this duel.
- Date and time: Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm (Colombia time)
- Stadium: Defensores del Chaco (Asuncin)
- TV Channel: Can be seen on local open television on Caracol TV and Canal RCN
- Online link: Gol Caracol and Ftbol RCN digital channels and YouTube