Colombia faces Brazil the most demanding test of the Rueda cycle to ensure the quarterfinals of the Copa América

Colombia faces Brazil the most demanding test of the Rueda cycle to ensure the quarterfinals of the Copa América

The group stage of the Copa América ends for the Colombian National Team tonight at 7:00 p.m. before the champion and favorite Brazil. Reinaldo Rueda has available at the base of the campus with which his stage is favorable in points but that has football under construction. A draw is enough to qualify.

The sixth game in 20 days of the new coach finds Colombia reconciled with the results, although without football reliability. The 4-4-2 went through different interpreters and that first defeat of the weekend against Peru served as a filter to define the team that will enhance Rueda’s speech.

The team offers Optimistic signals from the individual performances of the most experienced: David Ospina, Wilmar Barrios, Matheus Uribe, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado and Edwin Cardona. The collective harmony you need to confirm your place in the quarterfinals must appear in front of the Brazilians.

“For the moment we do not contemplate a change of module. The idea is to continue to stabilize the idea of ​​the game and the behavior of our players on the court,” said Rueda.

Uribe’s is a celebrated return. He brings balance and his appearances in the area are timely. The DT pointed out that among the possibilities is to populate the midfield to prevent the circulation of the ball from the premises. Cuadrado arrives demanded by the physical exhaustion of playing the five games of this cycle, but he will be present.

“We are in a collective situation, everyone must have their defensive responsibilities. We must reduce that offensive power of Brazil through possession of the ball. We have to be focused. Playing with three midfielders is one of the possibilities, but it is not the first alternative. Everything is going to happen through the dispute of the ball, we want to have the ball and propose offensive actions, “he added.

The moment of Miguel Borja also contributes. Has the peace of mind that Duván Zapata for his anxiety to score. Also, meet goalkeeper Weverton, a starter for Tite’s Cup rotation.

According to the bookmaker, the Brazilian team is a wide favorite, with a share of 1.47, while the Colombian win pays 8.00 and the tie 4.25.

The coach of the group leader highlighted the quality of Colombia with which he won and tied in the Previous round.

“Our games with Colombia were always difficult. In friendlies, in Eliminatory, they always had the highest level of demand. It has alternative systems with two attackers or with one; with Cuadrado on one side, or with Zapata, or with Cardona, the defensive line of four on the ball stopped with Mina and her qualities, “he said.

Brazil has eight consecutive victories between the two tournaments with statistics consistent with its history: 23 goals in favor, two against and owner of the tables in dispute.

The game will be at 7:00 PM COL at the Nilton Santos stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Possible formations:

Colombia: Ospina; Muñoz, Mina, Murillo, Tesillo; Barrios, Uribe, Cuadrado, Cardona; Muriel and Borja.

Brazil: Weverton; Danilo, Militao, Silva, Alex Sandro; Casemiro, Paqueta, Everton; Gabriel Jesús, Richarlison and Neymar.

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