LOOK HERE, Colombia vs. Ecuador (LIVE and LIVE / via Caracol TV and El Canal del Fútbol / 4:00 pm) they play at the Metropolitan Stadium of Barranquilla for matchday 12 of the Qualifying Qatar 2022. Reinaldo Rueda’s team needs to add three to continue at the top of the tournament standings. Know the schedules and channels of the game.
This match means a rematch for Radamel Falcao and company. In November 2020, Ecuador beat Colombia 6-1 and unleashed a real crisis in the national team. Taunts, dismissals and the dismissal of Carlos Queiroz were some of the consequences of the defeat.
That time, Robert Arboleda, Ángel Mena, Michael Estrada, Xavier Arreaga, Gonzalo Plata and Pervis Estupiñán sentenced an unrecognizable Colombian team, at the Rodrigo Paz Delgado stadium.
Colombia vs. Ecuador: schedules and channels
- Peru: 16:00 / Movistar Plus
- Colombia: 16:00 / Caracol TV and Caracol Play
- Ecuador: 16:00 / The Soccer Channel
- Argentina: 18:00 / TyC Sports
- Chile: 5:00 p.m. / TNT Sports
- Uruguay: 18:00 / VTV
- Bolivia: 17:00 / Tigo Sports
- Venezuela: 17:00 / TLT
- USA: 17:00 / FuboTV
Twenty days after the game and after a wave of criticism, the Colombian Football Federation decided to terminate the contract with the Portuguese Queiroz and look for Reinaldo Rueda, who stepped aside from the Chilean National Team.
“This game will be a revenge for Colombia, because the memory of that shameful defeat in Quito still has traces in the national team and that is noticeable in the current roster of summoned”, reviewed the RCN News portal.
Now the situation is different. Colombia is coming off an important streak of undefeated matches. On this date they drew triple against Uruguay in Montevideo (0-0) and against Brazil in Barranquilla (0-0). For its part, Ecuador has a very irregular campaign, but added two consecutive victories (Bolivia and Ecuador) in the past days that helped it to be third in the standings.
Matheus Uribe, from Porto, assured this Tuesday that if Colombia defeats Ecuador on Thursday it will make “the difference” in the Qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, since their direct rivals have matches against teams in which they can yield points.
“Uruguay faces Brazil, Peru faces Argentina, we face Ecuador and Paraguay has to go to La Paz. This date is going to be fundamental for us, we are fortunate to play at home against a direct rival and I think that by winning this game we will make a difference “he said at a press conference.
The 30-year-old midfielder is aware that if his team wants to get one of the four direct points from South America to Qatar 2022, they must win their home games “yes or yes”.
“The local performance has to be close to 100%, the truth is that with the locality that we have in Barranquilla we have to become very strong and get, if it is not 100% of the points, be touching that figure”, said the former player of América de México and Atlético Nacional.
The steering wheel also reflected on what Reinaldo Rueda’s team needs: “forcefulness”.
“Against Uruguay we had a couple of occasions where we could have scored, although it is true that we could have lost the game because the rival had options, we have to be very forceful with the ones we have, few or many. Against Brazil it was also the same “said about the last two games, which ended 0-0.
Colombia ranks fifth in the South American qualifiers for the World Cup in Qatar with 15 points, while Ecuador is third with 16 points. In fourth place is Uruguay, with 16, while Paraguay is sixth with 12 and Peru seventh with 11.
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