The Colombia team will face Paraguay with the need to add the three points if you want to continue with options to classify the Qatar World Cup 2022. For that reason, he needs all his artillery to overcome the Guarani in the Metropolitan Stadium of Barranquilla.
In this way, James Rodriguez is presented as one of the alternatives of the technician Reinaldo Rueda and would have many options to be a starter next Tuesday on matchday 14 of South American Qualifiers.
The steering wheel of the Al Rayyan has a positive balance against Paraguay, and Colombia always scored when he was on the pitch. There are four confrontations in which he was present with three victories in favor and one defeat.
Three of the matches took place in the Qualifiers and the other in the Copa América Centenario in the United States. Heading to Brazil 2014 was in the 2-0 victory on date 9 that was played at the Metropolitano and in the 2-1 victory as a visitor at the Defensores del Chaco stadium.
In the group stage of the 2016 Copa América, he had one of his best performances against Paraguay, scoring one of the goals and providing an assist on Carlos Bacca’s goal for the 2-1 win. James’ score came inside the area with a powerful left-foot shot that crossed and left goalkeeper Villar without a chance, who was left standing watching the ball enter the back of the net.
James’ last match against the Guarani was in the qualifying round heading to Russia 2018. On that occasion, he added his first 1-2 home defeat at the Metropolitano Stadium, a match played on date 17.
In the four matches, the Colombian National Team always scored and the forwards were the ones who almost always scored. Radamel Falcao scored 3 goals, Mario Alberto Yepes 2, Carlos Bacca and James Rodríguez 1. In the last two heats, The Tricolor team always had at least one victory against the Paraguayans and those points helped the national team to qualify for the World Cups in Brazil and Russia.