The Colombian team lost 1-0 to Argentina on Tuesday, in a match on the 16th of the South American qualifiers. Thus, he has completed 7 matches without winning, without scoring any goal, and is increasingly far from qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Reinaldo Rueda was playing in the final and couldn’t rely on his starting goalkeeper David Ospina due to stomach issues so he left him off the bench. He then tried to give the team balance, with 4-2-3-1, with Uribe and Barrios on the mark, Cuadrado, James and Diaz to create, and Borgia alone in the lead.
Colombia chose to go out to play at home and made a lot of mistakes in the delivery, which dented the confidence of the national team and led Argentina to create the first scoring options.
Rueda failed in the way James Rodriguez used it, because he threw it aside and gave him brand missions, a terrible decision for a player who has never felt defensive tactical assignments and who has waned since he was in Qatar. Physically and football.
Argentina’s goal came precisely because of defects in James’ mark, a late closing by Stephan Medina and a miscalculation by William Tesillo to clear the ball, which fell to Lautaro Martinez in the 29th minute, against 1-0 at Albiceleste.
Colombia came out of their slumber only until the end of the first half, when they tried to attack, but did not do so despite their commitment to strive for victory.
He tried in the second part, but it lacked more attitude, accuracy, and hurtiness. Rinaldo’s plan was unfathomable: his first two changes are the departures of Matthews Uribe and James Rodriguez, to bring in Victor Cantelo and Luis Javier Suarez… He’s doing Plan B to jump into the field to solve problems.
Colombia did not find the weapons needed to attack aggressively. His position is still less than what the names in the national team expect. And what about the World Cup? It is becoming increasingly difficult to qualify for Qatar 2022.