Conmebol World Cup Qualifiers have returned with an eventful Matchday 7 to resume the road to Qatar 2022. Action will continue today with an exciting eighth round. Colombia and Argentina hog the spotlight in a must-watch game to be broadcast by Fubo TV, who have exclusive streaming rights in the US.
Los Cafeteros have struggled to begin their campaign strongly, but with Reinaldo Rueda back at the helm, they are full of hope again. After a long time off the field, they put three past Peru to recover confidence ahead of the upcoming clash with a powerful team.
La Albiceleste, meanwhile, were held by Chile at home in their return to action. Lionel Scaloni's side still finds itself in a comfortable position due to its great start, but it will face a challenging task in Barranquilla. Games between these nations never fail to deliver, and fans won't miss this one.
Allowed attendance for Colombia vs Argentina
It's been a long time since fans were welcomed inside the stadiums in South America. The South American World Cup Qualifiers for Qatar 2022 haven't been played with fans on the stands so far, but this duel will finally see people watching the action in person.
The country's government has decided that 10,000 fans will be allowed to attend the Colombia - Argentina game at Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez in Barranquilla. The local media reported about this possibility just a few days ago before the authorities confirmed it.
Los Cafeteros' home has a capacity for 46,692 spectators, so fans could be seating at a proper distance to ensure a safe activity. This decision took many by surprise, even Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni. Nonetheless, a limited number of Colombian fans will be close to their team for the first time since the pandemic outbreak in what could be a special match for the team's World Cup aspirations.