The beginning of Copa America 2021 is getting close and Matchday 1 will bring us can't-miss games. Colombia and Ecuador will face off on Sunday, June 13, at Arena Pantanal in Cuiabá. Both sides will be looking to have a strong start to the competition.
Los Cafeteros head to the contest full of hope as the team has recorded two good results in the latest South American World Cup Qualifiers double-fixture. With Reinaldo Rueda back at the helm, they expect to have a good run in this tournament.
Meanwhile, La Tri are also confident of their chances in Copa America 2021. Gustavo Alfaro's arrival has given them reasons for optimism and they even destroyed Colombia last year. Still, the next game won't be an easy task at all.
Confirmed lineups for Colombia vs Ecuador
After snatching a late draw to Argentina, Reinaldo Rueda, unexpectedly, made many changes to the starting eleven. Meanwhile, Gustavo Alfaro seems to have a clear idea of how his team should line up and will put four at the back and four in the center. Michael Estrada will be leading the attack alongside Enner Valencia, who's eligible again.
Colombia: David Ospina; D. Muñoz, Yerry Mina, O. Murillo, Yairo Moreno; Juan Cuadrado, William Barrios, Matheus Uribe; E. Cardona; Miguel Borja, Rafael Santos Borré.
Ecuador: Pedro Ortíz; Angelo Preciado, Robert Arboleda, Piero Hincapié, Pervis Estupiñán; Gonzalo Plata, Jhegson Méndez, Felipe Caicedo, Fidel Martínez; Michael Estrada, Enner Valencia.