Matchday 5 of the South American 2026 World Cup Qualifiers has a very interesting match between Colombia and Brazil today at Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez. Here are the confirmed lineups for this game.
The CONMEBOL Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup are among the lengthiest in the world. Ten nations fiercely compete against each other in some of the most intense and passionate soccer matches.
It is noteworthy that these Qualifiers will be different. CONMEBOL has been awarded two additional spots for the upcoming World Cup. Therefore, each squad needs to finish among the top six places to advance directly and avoid the International Playoff.
Colombia’s confirmed lineup
Colombia arrives to this match with six points acquired in four games. The Cafetaleros have won only one of those duels and tied the other three, so it is crucial for them to get the victory at home against Brazil.
Radamel Falcao Garcia, the legendary striker, hasn’t been called up for these Qualifiers. It is one of the most noticeable absences in this squad, but it seems like Colombia has a very strong roster to fight against the Canarinha.
Colombia’s confirmed starting 11: Camilo Vargas; Deiver Machado, Janer Lucimi, Davinson Sanchez, Daniel Muñoz; Matheur Uribe, Kevin Castano, Jorge Carrascal; Luis Diaz, Rafael Santos Borre, and James Rodriguez.
Brazil’s predicted lineup
On the flip side, we have Brazil. The five-time World Cup champions are facing challenges in these Qualifiers, but securing a victory on the road against Colombia would inject them with more hope for the rest of them.
The most important absence is, undoubtedly, Neymar. The winger suffered a torn ACL during their 2-0 loss against Uruguay, and he will be out for at least ten months.
Brazil’s confirmed starting 11: Alisson; Renan Lodi, Gabriel Magalhaes, Marquinhos, Emerson Royal; Bruno Guimaraes, Andre; Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr., Raphinha, and Gabriel Martinelli.
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