Spain vs Colombia
Date: Wednesday, 7th June 2017
Time: Kick off at 21:30
Venue: Estadio Nueva Condomina
The Vedettes of Spain have to work in the sweat twice before they finally start their summer vacation. La Roja welcomes Colombia’s Wednesday evening in southern Spain to prepare for the World Championships qualifier against Macedonia.
Of course, the Spanish national team does not need a comprehensive introduction. After disappointing performance at the 2014 World Cup and the EC 2016, the country has been completely relegated. With Lopetegui as a new national coach, Spain is entering a new era. With thirteen points from five World Cup qualifiers, La Roja is in any case very well on track for participation in the World Cup, although the country is feeling the hot breath of Italy in the neck. With no less than nineteen goals and only two opponents there is no foul in the sky.
The selection of Spain does not make any big surprises – all major names of Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, in particular, received an invitation. However, Lopetegui will have to put it on Wednesday night without the Real Madrid Vedettes Sergio Ramos, Isco and Carvajal. The trio won the Champions League on Saturday night and will not join the selection until Thursday. Morata, Nacho and Asensio are also part of Colombia. Pique quarreled with injury injury, but returned to the training field again.
Colombia has 24 points out of fourteen matches and a second place in South American World Championship qualification, but is certainly not yet able to count. The differences between themselves are very small, while only four countries are putting themselves straight for the next year’s final in Russia. In addition, the game of Los Cafeteros with only eighteen goals in fourteen matches is not always sparkling. Despite the presence of top tenits like Falcao and Bacca and the creativity of players like Cuadrado and James Rodriguez, coach coach Pekerman has not yet found the golden formula.
The selection of Colombia also has little surprises. The above-mentioned superquartet is included, as well as the ‘Dutch’ Sanchez (Ajax) and Arias (PSV). Club Brugge attacker Izquierdo is the only debutant. It is noteworthy that Pekerman has not reached any new faces in the selection, because this would be the ideal moment to experiment. Colombia is still friendly against Cameroon on June 13, but only on August 31 is her next World Championship qualifying match. In particular, the fact that he did not call any player from Atletico Nacional made quite a few eyebrows fronzen. The Medellin club won the Copa Libertadores last season, the South American version of the Champions League. On the other hand, it is obvious that the coach of Spain does not want to beat a mud figure.
Spain vs Colombia Head to Head [H2H]:
09.02.11 FI Spain Colombia 1 : 0
- Spain are unbeaten in eight matches since being dumped out of Euro 2016 and have the luxury of being able to play a strong team despite the expected absences of the Real Madrid players that were involved in the Champions League final.
- Colombia’s team, by contrast, doesn’t look anywhere near as good when you take out a few big name players. They have only won two of their last six matches and will do even draw with this Spain squad.
Spain to Win.