The Brazil from Tite, who remains unconvinced despite having ten victories in 11 games and not yet knowing the defeat in these South American qualifiers towards Qatar 2022, wants to seal his ticket to the World Cup this morning (1.30 on Friday) against a Colombian team that has recovered for the cause a James Rodriguez, currently in the Al-rayyan Qatari and who has not played with the national team since November 2020, in a match in which the Tricolor suffered a harsh 6-1 defeat against Ecuador.
A victory for Canarinha against Colombia and a draw or a loss of Uruguay against Argentina (Saturday, 00.00 hours) would be enough for Brazil achieve the mathematical classification.
Vinicius and Coutinho, substitutes
It is expected that neither Vinicius, summoned by the discharge of Roberto Firmino, nor the azulgrana Coutinho, to which Tite wants to “help” to recover its best version, be part of the Verdeamarelha attack, which will almost certainly form Raphinha, Neymar Jr. and Gabriel Jesus.
In front will be a Colombia plagued with casualties. Radamel Falcao, ‘on fire’ in this beginning of the course with the Lightning, fell at the last minute of the call after being injured before the Real Madrid. In defense, to the already known absences of Yerry Mina, Carlos Cuesta and Stefan medina the one of Oscar Murillo, so it is expected that the defensive line of Reinaldo Rueda make it up Daniel Muñoz, Davinson Sánchez, Lucumí and Mojica.
- Brazil: Alisson; Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva; Alex Sandro; Casemiro, Fred; Raphinha, Neymar, Lucas Paquetá and Gabriel Jesus
- Colombia: Ospina; Daniel Muñoz, Davinson Sánchez, Lucumí, Mojica; Wilmar Barrios, Gustavo Cuéllar; Cuadrado, James Rodríguez, Luis Díaz and Duván Zapata
- Referee: Roberto Tobar (Chile)
- Stadium: Neo Química Arena, 1.30 hours (Movistar Champions League)