With a new team, Colombia visits Ecuador and is obliged to recover the points lost to Uruguay

With a new team, Colombia visits Ecuador and is obliged to recover the points lost to Uruguay

Due to an expulsion, low returns and the need to add in Quito, the Colombia National Team will present a new training for face Ecuador for the fourth round of the Qualifiers to the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

The 0-3 win against Uruguay in Barranquilla shook Carlos Queiroz’s cycle. The weak presentation with just a shot on goal generates changes in the payroll that must rebuild the road.

Yerry Mina will not be present due to expulsion, but Dávinson Sánchez will to reinforce a wounded defense. His zone partner would be Jhon Lucumí, while for offensive needs Juan Guillermo Cuadrado I would return to midfield. On the right wing would be Daniel Muñoz or Luis Manuel Orejuela.

Another change that the Selection would have would be in the offensive zone with the inclusion of attacker Luis Díaz. The Porto end would occupy the left strip instead of Luis Muriel.

For its part, the Ecuadorian National Team you will not be able to have six players due to coronavirus. Énner Valencia, Alan Franco, Diego Palacios, Mario Pineida, Moisés Corozo and José Cifuentes are the players who will not be against Colombia. In addition, the absence player is added Carlos Gruezo due to accumulation of yellow cards.

Faced with this situation, coach Gustavo Alfaro called three Ecuadorian soccer players to supplement the payroll. José Francisco Cevallos (Emelec), Jordi Alcívar (Quito League) and Jacob Murillo (Independiente del Valle).

Before the match, he spoke about the Colombian defeat against Uruguay and pointed out that this situation will not play against the coffee players.

“If they believe that we are going to find a hurt Colombia, it may be hurt, but not with a low mood and football, but we will find very strong, with great confidence, but without trusting us,” said the DT.

In addition, he made an analysis of the way in which the team of Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz plays and acknowledged that Colombia has several footballers who can harm their team.

“We know that we have to be very attentive and focused, and we do have our ambition to know that we are going to have a team at the helm that manages very short lines, which may or may not change its disposition on the field of play, but that yes has very dangerous players“he explained.

On the side of the Colombians the goalkeeper David Ospina recognized the good moment that the Ecuadorian team is going throughBut he downplayed it, noting that the responsibility falls on the players who know the importance of a positive result.

“We know what Ecuador is, the moment they are living, they have fast players with very good technique. We have to do our job, continue to respect our game and hope to get a good result to continue adding in the Playoffs,” said the goalkeeper.

For its part, Dávinson Sánchez referred to the style of play of the team led by Gustavo Alfaro and emphasized the mobility and speed of his attackers. In addition, he spoke of the advantage they have for playing as locals in a city that is quite high.

“Obviously they at home, on their court, getting to know each other and knowing their climate, they are going to try to bet on that. Fortunately, we have players who can counteract it and our style of play will allow us to be calm in the game and to move forward ”, explained the defender.

Colombia reaches the fourth day with four points in the table, a victory would leave it with 7 units and would surpass Ecuador by one point, which for now is in third position in the general table. If they win, the Tricolor could once again be among those classified for the World Cup in Qatar.

On the other hand, Ecuador arrives at the meeting with six units, motivated by the 2-3 victory against Bolivia as visitors at the height of La Paz.

The last time that Colombia and Ecuador met in the city of Quito for Qualifying, was in 2017, the tricolor won 0-2 with goals from James Rodríguez and Juan Guillermo Cuadrado.


Ecuador: Alexander Domínguez; Angelo Preciado, Robert Arboleda, Javier Arreaga, Pervis Estupiñán; Jehgson Sebastián Méndez, Moisés Caicedo, Ángel Mena, Júnior Sornoza; Adolfo Muñoz and Michael Estrada.

Colombia: David Ospina; Daniel Muñoz, Dávinson Sánchez, Jeison Murillo, Johan Mojica; Wilmar Barrios, Jefferson Lerma, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado; James Rodríguez, Luis Díaz and Duván Zapata.

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