Qualification for the World Cup Colombia’s team will begin to be defined this Tuesday, November 16 before Paraguay In Barranquilla. Reinaldo still did not warn if James plays, but if the 10 goes from the start he would move Cuadrado as a winger.
Four games without scoring are noted on the table. Colombia parked with 16 points and the combination of other results allows it to be in the playoffs. Play a separate tournament with Chile and Uruguay with the same units and minimal goal difference.
With the table very tight, he must take off in one of the three remaining games in Barranquilla. It is measured against Paraguay, affected by a change of coach midway through and the 0-1 defeat in Asuncion last Thursday.
Reinaldo indicated that the last practice will define the incumbent. Circumstances anticipate that he could repeat a 4-4-2 like the one he put in front of Ecuador. In that game he came out with a more daring team that, however, equaled 0-0.
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Against the Ecuadorians, the National Team had Juan Guillermo on the right, Juan Fernando Quintero a few meters ahead and two forwards: Rafa Borré and Duván Zapata.
That is one of the options. Colombia already did it in the 12 minutes that James had against Brazil in Sao Paulo. Exit from that side with diagonals in the middle to enable the departure of the Juventus footballer.
The other possibility is to have him as a midfielder with a single striker, to play with Luis Díaz and the Antioqueño on the sides. As a backup I would have Gustavo Cuéllar in the recovery of the ball together with Víctor Cantillo with dynamics to go and return through an inside lane.
“We hope that James has a good game. We all know what you can bring to the National Team. His game intelligence, leadership and the synergy he has with all the players will be very positive for us. “, detailed the Colombian coach.
The possible eleven would be with: Ospina; Cuadrado, Sánchez, Tesillo, Moreno; Cuéllar, Cantillo, James, Díaz; Zapata and Borja.