Colombia drew with Paraguay, but remains in the qualifying zone to Qatar

Colombia extended its goal fast and gave Paraguay a 0-0 draw at home on Tuesday, which makes it stagger in the fight for one of the direct places at the Qatar-2022 World Cup. Although the Colombian DT, Reinaldo Rueda, raised a team launched to attack from the beginning with the return of the talented James Rodríguez to the starter, the Paraguayans resisted the onslaught in the game played in Barranquilla.

Colombia, with 17 points, occupies the fourth position in the table, which gives a ticket to the World Cup. Paraguay, meanwhile, moves away from Qatar in ninth position with 13 points.

Colombia could not in the Metropolitan of Barranquilla. He put in the win, he dominated the match, he tried and the coach Reinaldo Rueda also played all his cards in the changes, but once again the team went blank by drawing 0-0 with Paraguay, a result that leaves the selection with one less chance of reaching a quota for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Despite the tie, Colombia has 17 points, in the qualifying zone and maintains a chance to win the World Cup ticket. Already in the game, Colombia had dominance and handling of the ball, especially in the second half, but as always, the last pass to the net was missing.

Time is running out and Colombia cannot open the scoring against Paraguayan players who take every opportunity to stop the rhythm of the game. The addition time is disputed and Duván has a clear that goes by centimeters. But everything seems to be sentenced, a draw that does not help the national team at all, which sees the ticket to Qatar 2022 slip away.

The second half begins with three changes from Colombia. Cantillo, Duván and Valoyes, entered for Cuéllar, Muriel and Borja. The coach Reinaldo Rueda plays one more card to change the course of the game, after the 0-0 draw in the first half. The watchword is win or win. And James responds with a left foot that passed very close to one of the parales.

There are also flashes of Valoyes, already with yellow, and Luis Díaz. Colombia looks more eager, but also desperate against Paraguay.

At the end of the first half, Colombia ties are goals in the Metropolitano, in a game without clear goal options and in which the Reinado Rueda team has tried, but everything has been left in the mood.

A clear option thanks to a shot from Luis Díaz for Colombia and a block from Almirón, from Paraguay. That was the best of the first half between Colombia and Paraguay, with very few emotions.

Borja had a clear head-to-center from James, but he resolved poorly.

Lerma and Cuéllar, after receiving yellow cards, will miss the team’s next match in the tie.

In the first moments of the party, Colombia tried to exploit the tips, but without much clarity. James, with little shine, but with commitment, even on the mark.

Muriel and Borja are ambitious in attack, but until the middle of the first half there is no clear chance to score.

Paraguay waits, but offensively has resorted to the centers, but without danger. Archers with very little work.

Faced with a Paraguay on fire, which has not yet responded to the change of helmsman, Colombia will seek to break a goal fast of 400 minutes, in a match on the 14th date of the World Cup in Qatar 2022.

The two teams need victory to straighten out their winding path to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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The whistle is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. local time (11:00 p.m. GMT), so the Paraguayans will be safe from the spicy Caribbean sun of Barranquilla.

Colombia He has fallen 1-0 in his visit to leader Brazil and, with five games to play, he left the group of four directly classified to Qatar.
Paraguay accumulates three falls in a row. The most recent was against Chile 1-0 in

Asunción, and overshadowed the debut of Argentine Guillermo Barrios Schelotto on the bench. In his second outing as a coach, Schelotto seeks to rescue a team sinking into the eighth box (12 points).

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Colombia drew with Paraguay, but remains in the qualifying zone to Qatar