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Colombia National Football Team vs Uruguay National Football Team Lineups – Uruguay will face Colombia in Barranquilla this Thursday in the third round of South American World Cup 2026 qualifiers. It has started strong with four points from two games, while Uruguay, after winning their first match, defeated Ecuador in their second outing.
Colombia is determined to return to the World Cup after missing the last one in Qatar. They have been unbeaten since March 2022, winning seven of nine friendlies. Nestor Lorenzo took charge of Colombia last July, and they began the qualifiers with a win against Venezuela and a draw in Chile. They aim to maintain their momentum in this round with four points from two games and a solid unbeaten run.
On the other hand, Uruguay aims to secure its fifth consecutive World Cup appearance, having fallen short in the 2022 World Cup, finishing third in the group. Under the new management of Marcelo Bielsa, they kicked off with wins in friendlies and a 3-1 victory against Chile in their first qualifier. However, they faced a setback with a loss to Ecuador in their second game.
About Colombia National Football Team vs Uruguay National Football Team Lineups
Colombia is playing home against Uruguay at Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez on Thu, Oct 12, 2023, 20:30 UTC. This remains Round 3 of the World Cup Qualification CONMEBOL.
Predicted lineups are available for the match a few days on loan, while the actual lineup will be available around an hour ahead.
The present head-to-head record for the team is Colombia, with three wins (s); Uruguay, with three wins (s), and two draw(s). Colombia has odds of 14 to win, 1.09 for a draw, and 8.75 for Uruguay to win. The bookmakers predict a close match between Colombia and Uruguay.
Colombia National Football Team vs. Uruguay National Football Team Lineups
Uruguay will travel to Barranquilla on Thursday as they take on Colombia in the third round of South American World Cup 2026 qualifying games.
The hosts have begun with four points from their opening two outings, while their visitors defeated Ecuador in their second game after starting with a victory.
Colombia National Football Team vs Uruguay National Football Team Lineups headed into the latest World Cup Qualifying campaign to return to the global stage after missing out on the latest competition in Qatar. It ended a run of back-to-back finals appearances in 2014 and 2018, in which they reached the quarter-finals and round of 16, respectively.
Indeed, La Tricolor fell agonizingly short in their previous qualification bid, ending on 23 points from their 18 games, sixth in the South American group, two out of the top four spots that guaranteed qualification, and one off the inter-confederation playoff place.
Thursday, 12th October, 2023, 9:30 PM UK
Friday, 13th October, 2023, 2:00 AM IST
Location: Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez
Colombia (in all competitions): D-W-W-W-W-D
Uruguay (in all competitions): D-W-W-W-W-L
Players to Watch
Luis Diaz (Colombia)
Colombia’s camp will keep their eyes tugged on Liverpool’s Luis Diaz, who is in hot form. He has 4 G/A, a ‘wrongly disallowed goal,’ and is one of the players with highly successful dribbles in the opposition’s final third in just ten games for the Reds. Diaz hopes to bring a similar passion when he represents his National side in the all-important qualifier against Uruguay.
Federico Valverde (Uruguay)
Uruguay and Real Madrid must be on cloud 9. Having Fede Valverde at the heart of your midfield is aboon; the boy is an engine. A perfect definition of box-to-box, but one who can be a #10 and a #6 depending on the game’s situation. Against Chile, he even brought out his A-game when he scored a goal. It will be interesting to see if he can replicate it on Thursday.
Between June 2022 and June 2023, Colombia is on a 9-game unbeaten run. Now, unbeaten in 2 games in the qualifiers as well.
If Uruguay qualifies for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, it will be their 5th consecutive qualification.
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There is not much change to expect from Colombia’s starting XI. Defensively, however, they might run short with Yerry Mina, Daniel Munoz, and Jhon Lucumi all ruled out due to injuries. Other than that, Midfielders James Rodriguez (captain), Uribe, and Barrios are all set to be deployed.
In the Uruguay camp, the visitors will head in with a new-look squad. They will be the experience of Diego Godin, Jose Gimenez, Martin Caceres, and Sebastian Coates on the pitch and the solidity between the sticks from veteran goalkeeper Fernando Muslera. Further, talismanic forwards Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, who sit first and second respectively in their all-time scoring charts, will also be sidelined.
In real-time, we are adding goal videos and full video highlights of Colombia and Uruguay matches. You can watch the goals by James Rodriguez, Mathias Olivera, Mateus Uribe, and Darwin Nunez. The goals’ videos are usually added minutes after the event if any official videos are available. Full video highlights of Colombia-Uruguay are add as they become available on the league’s or teams’ official social media channels.
Predicted lineup for Colombia vs Uruguay
Colombia Predicted lineup (4-3-3):
Vargas; Arias, Sanchez, Cuesta, Machado; Uribe, Rodriguez, Barrios; Sinisterra, Borre, Diaz
Uruguay Predicted lineup (4-2-3-1):
Rochet; Araujo, Vina, Caceres, Piquerez; Valverde, Ugarte; Canobbio, De La Cruz, Pellistri; Nunez.
Colombia kicked off the game with Camilo Vargas, Santiago Arias, whom Yerson Mosquera substituted in the 90th minute, Carlos Cuesta, Frank Fabra, Davinson Sanchez, Jhon Arias, who Alvaro Montero replaced in the 89th minute, Wilmar Barrios, James Rodriguez who got substituted by Jorge Carrascal on the 81st minute, Mateus Uribe who got covered by Richard Rios on the 68th minute, Rafael Borre who got replaced by Luis Sinisterra on the 80th minute and Luis Diaz as starters, with Kevin Mier, Alvaro Montero, Willer Ditta, Deiver Machado, Yerson Mosquera, Yaser Asprilla, Jorge Carrascal, Kevin Castano, Jhon Duran, Richard Rios, Mateo Cassierra and Luis Sinisterra on the bench.
World Cup CONMEBOL Preliminary’s live standings are available and updated in real-time. Colombia is the 3rd in the table with 12 points after 6 matches, while Uruguay is the 2nd with 13 points after six games.
Colombia vs Uruguay Predictions
Coach Néstor Lorenzo is determine to maintain his team’s unbeaten record and secure a direct quota to the World Cup in the United States, Canada, and Mexico despite several losses and modifications to the squad list. Even with various injuries, the 26 players who were called up for this double day are working hard under the leadership of Néstor Lorenzo in Barranquilla. Uruguay will be their first rival, and they are currently fourth in the Qualifiers, having won against Chile but lost to Ecuador.
The matches will take place in the same order and location as the Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, which saw Carlos Queiroz resign as coach after the Colombian team suffered defeats against Uruguay and Ecuador in matches 3 and 4. This led to a crisis and rumors of division within the group. As the upcoming matches against these same teams approach, many wonder what will happen this time.
Colombia National Football Team vs Uruguay National Football Team Lineups – Uruguay and Colombia meet today in Montevideo for Matchday 11 of the South American World Cup Qualifiers 2022. Here, check out the confirmed lineups for both teams. Uruguay will host Colombia at the Gran Parque Central Stadium today, October 3, for Matchday 11 of the Conmebol World Cup Qualifiers 2022. It will be a pivotal match between these two teams, who are just points away from each other in the standings. The game will be programmed in the US by FuboTV.
The hosts are currently in third place at the table with 15 points, just behind Argentina and Brazil. La Celeste won their two matches back in September. They beat Bolivia 4-2 at home and then got a tight win against Ecuador as visitors (0-1).