The South American 2022 World Cup Qualifiers return this week with some amazing matches. Brazil and Colombia face each other today at the Neo Química Arena in Sao Paulo to continue the road to Qatar 2022. La Verdeamarela want to beat the only team that has made them drop points in the tournament. Here, take a look at the lineups for this Conmebol WCQ game.
Brazil are coming to this match with nothing to worry about. Tite’s team is atop of the standings, six points clear of Argentina. They are coming to this match after a 4-1 win over Uruguay and now they will try to beat Colombia, the only team who has hold them to a tie.
Meanwhile, Los Cafeteros will like to repeat the feat but on Brazilian soil. However, Reinaldo Rueda’s team hasn’t been so consistent. Actually, the tie against Brazil was one of three draws in a row for Colombia, who are in the fourth position in the standings with 16 points.
Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho is back in Brazil’s squad after not being called up in a year. However, he won't start the match. His return endured some criticism as Vinicius Jr., who is in great form with Real Madrid, wasn’t called up.
This is Brazil's lineup to face Colombia in Sao Paulo: Alisson; Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Alex Sandro; Fred, Casemiro, Lucas Paqueta; Raphina, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar Jr.
Meanwhile, Colombia won’t have Oscar Murillo, who is dealing with an injury, nor Radamel Falcao, who is also injured. Davinson Sanchez will replace Murillo, while Rueda doesn’t have to worry upfront thanks to the talent of many players such as Luis Diaz, Cuadrado, and Zapata.
This is Colombia's starting lineup: David Ospina; Daniel Muñoz, Davinson Sanchez, William Tesillo, Johan Mojica; Jefferson Lerma, Wilmar Barrios, Yairo Moreno; Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, Luis Diaz, Duvan Zapata.