Colombia hosts Brazil in what promises to be a great game between two really good teams. The game will take place in Barranquilla at Estadio Metropolitano. Both teams need a win, Colombia because they have tied their last three matches, they sit fifth, and they have to break the cycle. The good news for Colombia is that James seems to be back in his best form, and they will need him to beat Brazil.
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|Date:||Thursday, November 16, 2023|
|Kick-off time:||7:00 p.m. ET/ 4:00 p.m. PT|
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The game between Brazil and Colombia will be played at the Estadio Metropolitano on Thursday, November 16, 2023. Kick-off is at 7:00 p.m. ET/ 4:00 p.m. PT for fans in the US.
On the other hand, Brazil comes from tying a game to Venezuela and losing to Uruguay, something unprecedented for them. The five-time World Cup winner needs a win to show that they take these qualifiers seriously. They won’t have Neymar on their side and no coach yet. The hopes that Ancelotti will take the handles of the team are what the South Americans clinch, too.
Team news & squads
Colombia team news
Liverpool winger Luis Diaz has been named in the Colombian national team squad. His parents were kidnapped, and his father was recently released after 12 days as hostage. Head coach Nestor Lorenzo has also named influential midfielder Jhon Arias, who was an integral member of the Fluminense team that beat Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores final last Saturday.
James Rodriguez gets back-to-back national call-ups, but there was no place for veterans Yerry Mina, Juan Cuadrado and Radamel Falcao, who have lacked minutes for their respective clubs after recovering from injuries in recent weeks.
With starting right-back Santiago Arias withdrawing from the national team squad due to injury, fellow FC Cincinnati teammate Yerson Mosquera is set to start on the right side of defence.
Colombia possible XI: Montero; Mosquera, Cuesta, Sanchez, Machado; Uribe, Lerma; J. Arias, Rodriguez, Dias; Borre
|Goalkeepers:||Vargas, Montero, Mier|
|Defenders:||Sanchez, Cuesta, Lucumi, Ditta, Mosquera, Arias, Munoz, Machado, Borja|
|Midfielders:||Rodriguez, Uribe, Lerma, Castano, Rios, Campaz, Arias, Carrascal, Asprilla|
|Forwards:||Diaz, Borre, Sinisterra, Cordoba, Cassierra|
Brazil team news
Brazil interim boss Fernando Diniz, who successfully steered Fluminense to Copa Libertadores glory earlier this month, will be keen to see his Brazil side claim maximum points against Colombia as a response to their lacklustre displays during the last international break.
Man City goalkeeper Ederson was forced to pull out from the squad due to a foot injury, joining Neymar, Casemiro, Richarlison, and Eder Militao on the sidelines, while Gabriel Jesus has been called up despite not featuring for Arsenal since October 24.
Ederson started each of Brazil’s last six international games in goal, but his absence could hand Alisson Becker with a chance to nail down the No. 1 spot.
17-year-old Palmeiras forward Endrick, who is set to move to Real Madrid in 2024, has also been given his first call up to the Brazil national team squad, becoming the youngest player to be called up for the senior Selecao squad since Ronaldo in 1993.
Brazil possible XI: Alisson; Emerson, Marquinhos, Gabriel, Augusto; Guimaraes, Andre, Joelinton; Rodrygo, Pedro, Vinicius Jr
|Goalkeepers:||Alisson, Ederson, Lucas Perri|
|Defenders:||Magalhaes, Bremer, Marquinhos, Nino, Emerson Royal, Augusto, Lodi|
|Midfielders:||Andre, Guimaraes, Luiz, Joelinton, Veiga, Rodrygo|
|Forwards:||Jesus, Raphinha, Endrick, Pepe, Viniciur Jr., Joao Pedro, Paulinho, Martinelli|
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