The Colombian National Team broke the winning streak of Brazil, tied it 0-0 in Barranquilla and scored a very good point to stay in fifth place in the South American Qualifiers, although now must revalidate it in a true final against Ecuador, which could begin to define destiny towards the World Cup.
In a competition as balanced as this (with the exception of Brazil and Argentina), next Thursday’s clash may definitively mark the future. There are only 9 spots between third and last with 21 to play and each unit is a treasure.
How many points is Colombia missing from reaching Qatar? In the history of this format, it can be said that 27 is enough to finish in the top five and 28 secures fourth place. That is to say that today to the Tricolor 12 points missing.
With four games still to be played in Barranquilla, the classification is in the Metropolitan. If the Rueda team he wins all his home games, he will be in the World Cup. That is why the clash with Ecuador is so important, which he will surpass in the table if he wins.
In addition to the Ecuadorians, Colombia will face Paraguay at home on the double date of November, to Peru in January and to Bolivia on the penultimate day. They are rivals whom, in general, it has surpassed, reason why the future seems lucky.
Of the three away games that remain, two are against Brazil and Argentina and the rest is in Venezuela, on the last day. There you could also go to find the necessary result.
Becoming strong in Barranquilla will be the key to achieving the passage to Qatar 2022.