Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
All eyes will be on Estadio Centenario when Uruguay and Colombia square off against each other in the 2022 World Cup qualifier. La Celeste did well to beat both Bolivia and Ecuador in September without attacking duo Luis Suarez – Edinson Cavani, but the key attackers are back for the October qualifying matches. Since both Darwin Nunez and Sebastian Coates return to contention as well, we believe that home win should be considered.
Los Cafeteros, on the other hand, aim to retain their spot in top five, but they will have a big fish to fry in Friday’s clash. James Rodriguez remains on the sidelines through injury, but all Duvan Zapata, Yerry Mina, Johan Mojica, Jefferson Lerma, and Eder Alvarez Balanta return to contention. Anyhow, we are tempted to put our money on La Celeste as Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani return to the starting line-up.
Highlighted Player (Luis Suarez):
Luis Suarez is a controversial footballer who plays for La Liga side Barcelona as a striker. The Uruguayan forward moved to Europe in 2006, signing a deal with Groningen. After scoring 10 goals in 27 league appearances for the club in the 2006/2007 Eredivisie campaign, he joined Ajax at the end of the season. The prolific striker scored no less than 81 goals in 110 appearances for Ajax and, as a result, Liverpool chiefs decided to sign him on 31 January 2011.
Suarez became the club’s most expensive signing and he was producing thrilling performances with the Anfield outfit between 2011 and 2014. Liverpool were on the verge of winning the 2013/2014 Premier League trophy, but Steven Gerrard slipped in the decider against Chelsea and they eventually finished the season in second place in the standings.
In 2014 Suarez joined Barcelona and he was the top scorer in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign. He won the 2013/2014 Premier League Golden Boot as well and in 2011 he clinched the Copa America trophy with Uruguay.
Highlighted Team (Colombia):
Seleccion de futbol Colombia has stepped on to the international scene in 1938 with its competitive debut against Mexico. Colombia has in recent years become a national symbol of strength representing country’s efforts to fight the negative reputation.
Passionate about their football team, Colombians have formed a huge fan base which enjoyed in their team’s impressive run to the 2014 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals at the competition in which Real Madrid star James Rodriguez was awarded the Golden Boot for most goals and the Best Goal of the Tournament awards. Jose Pekerman’s team has also been named the Fair Play team at the same event.
The fans were pretty disappointed to see their team reach the quarter-final stage at the 2015 Copa America though as Colombia crashed out in disappointing fashion losing to Argentina after a penalty kick. Radamel Falcao remains the most prominent star of the current team despite his poor spells with Manchester United and Chelsea respectively. Monaco striker is also the team’s top scorer with 25 goals added to his name.