In the next two weeks, the Colombian national team will participate in two international friendlies. The first one being on September 3rd against Venezuela in Puerto La Cruz and the second one on September 9th against Mexico in Monterrey. This will give Colombia a chance to see where it stands as a competitive team and it shall give the group an idea of what needs to be worked on to gain improvement. So far, the players recruited for these two away friendlies are as follows:
Goalkeepers: David Ospina and Breiner Castillo; Defenders: Cristian Zapata, Mario Yepes, Ivan Cordoba, Pablo Armero, Camilo Zuniga, and Juan David Valencia; Mid-fielders: Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, Yulian Anchico, John Javier Restrepo, Rafael Robayo, and John Viafara; Strikers: Hugo Rodallega, Giovanni Moreno, Falcao Garcia, Adrian Ramos, Dayro Moreno, and Carlos Darwin Quintero.
My thoughts on the line-up?? Well I believe that Gomez has been able to form a solid defensive line. As for the mid-field, I believe it still needs some work because most of the players recruited are young and unexperienced but we’ll see how things go. I’m liking the strikers for our team except for Rodallega. It seems pretty solid and hopefully they can get us some goals. Vamos Colombia!!
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