The difficulty of facing Brazil not only lies in the need for points of Colombia to continue depending on itself heading to Qatar 2022, but on the fact that the tricolor team never managed to beat it in the playoffs. However, the statistics are to be broken and those led by Reinaldo Rueda can achieve the feat this November 11, at the Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo.
A faithful believer that the coffee team can win in Brazilian territory is Hernán Darío Roll Gómez, DT of the national team between 1995 and 1998. Bluntly, in the Planeta Fútbol program on Antena 2, he stated that Colombia is not daunted in matches against the greats and in this type of instance, in which if you want to attend the World Cup event, You must, yes or yes, score points, even as a visitor.
“Someday Brazil will have to lose. Colombia in these parties does not shrink. I think you go to Brazil and get motivated to play against those teams. Colombia has done important things: Argentina gets results and Brazil took two points. The favorite is Brazil when they play against anyone, but one day they will have to lose.
Bolillo’s conviction does not seem to be entirely unreasonable, if one takes into account that so far in qualifying the only team that has pinched points from those led by Tite is Colombia; He did it on October 10, in the goalless draw in the Roberto Meléndez Metropolitan Stadium (Barranquilla).
“Let’s hope Colombia has a good game, play well. Reinaldo has gotten good results, he has good numbers “Gomez added. In the Qatar 2022 South American Qualifiers, Rueda has directed eight commitments in which he has been undefeated so far: he has a balance of two wins and six draws, a fact that shows his defensive strength, but also the lack of definition in some commitments in which it was possible to add three units.
An aspect that is exciting for the game against the Canarinha this Thursday and Paraguay on November 16 is that forwards like Duván Zapata and Rafael Santos Borré, as well as wingers Lucho Díaz and Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, are coming to score in Europe.
“They have the ability, they know how to score goals. I feel that Reinaldo Rueda has done a very good job and has us classified. The players must have acquired more security to go out onto the pitch and be natural as they are with their teams, ”he commented.
Colombia has faced the Canarinha Heading to a World Cup 13 times, of which he has drawn seven and lost six.
Colombia vs. Brazil
As a local, the tricolor combination He has gotten the best results: out of seven games, he tied in five, the other two he lost. Meanwhile, playing as a visitor, he lost four games and drew two. To add insult to injury, in such confrontations received 20 goals, while he only scored five.
In all history, the Colombian team has only beaten Brazil three times, which shows that it is not impossible to dream of the feat on November 11. The first was at the Nemesio Camacho El Campín Stadium, on May 15, 1985, with a goal from Víctor Lugo, in a friendly game.
The second triumph, on June 13, 1991, was recorded in the 1991 Copa América, Anthony de Ávila and Arnoldo Iguarán. Meanwhile, the third victory was on June 15, 2015, with a goal after a corner kick from the defender Jeisson Murillo, current Celta de Vigo player.