Matchday 5 of the South American 2022 World Cup Qualifiers will bring us a must-watch game between Colombia and Brazil. This fixture was originally scheduled for last year, but it was postponed due to the pandemic outbreak. The match will be broadcast in the US by FuboTV.
Los Cafeteros come from a goalless draw against Uruguay on the road and now head back home aiming to pull off a shock against the tournament leaders. Colombia have improved under Reinaldo Rueda but they still have work to do.
La Canarinha, on the other hand, have been flying in the Conmebol World Cup Qualifiers as they won all nine games so far - while they have one pending match against Argentina after the infamous incident.
Colombia confirmed lineup
Colombia have bad news for this game. Juventus' star Juan Guillermo Cuadrado has been suspended after seeing the yellow card against La Celeste and Rueda will have to figure out how to replace the midfielder.
While Rueda had various alternatives to Cuadrado, his first option was lining up Juan Fernando Quintero. This is how Colombia will line up: Ospina; Medina, Mina, Cuesta, Mojica; Barrios, Lerma; Quintero, Díaz; Martínez, Falcao.
Brazil confirmed starting XI
Brazil, meanwhile, don't have any reports about injured nor suspended players. Except for Casemiro who hasn't played after having a wisdom tooth problem.
This is how Brazil will line up to face Colombia: Alisson; Danilo, Eder Militao, Marquinhos, Alex Sandro; Fred, Fabinho, Lucas Paquetá; Gabriel Jesús, Gabi, Neymar Jr.