If in the previous dates all the outside results played in favor of Colombia, this time the other markers of the day seemed to complicate the options of Reinaldo Rueda’s team to get directly to the Qatar World Cup 2022.
However, Argentina’s 0-1 victory against Uruguay in Montevideo gave a huge hand to the National Team, which for now remains in the playoff zone for the World Cup.
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Ecuador’s victory against Venezuela (1-0) and, above all, Chile’s victory as a visitor in Asunción, against Paraguay (0-1), brought out Colombia from the direct qualifying zone, in which he has only been in three of the 12 rounds of the current qualifying rounds.
However, Colombia’s accounts remain the same: winning the three remaining games at home, against Paraguay (this Tuesday); against Peru, in January 2022, and against Bolivia, in March of next year, and defeat Venezuela as a visitor on the last day of the tie.
With those 12 points, the Selection it would reach 28 and would be in the qualifying zone, at least, for the playoffs. It has the advantage that there are still direct duels between the teams with which the classification is fighting, such as, for example, Chile vs. Uruguay from the last round of qualifying, in Santiago, or like the matches that Peru will have against Ecuador and Paraguay in Lima and against Uruguay as a visitor.
The goal is missing
The great concern of Colombia is that it continues with the lost goal: it has already been 376 minutes without scoring, and that, in the final stretch of the tie, is very serious.
And the second thing, that the antecedents in the current tie in Barranquilla are not good: they have lost 9 points out of 18 possible.
That is where the two wins from a year ago and the matches that in playoffs previous ones were won, like those of La Paz and Asunción.
This is how the table was
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The accounts of Colombia to classify, after the triumph of Argentina