Colombia promotes on Monday, June 3, the home debut of their new coach, Portuguese Carlos Queiroz. He will lead the team for the first time before the crowd in the 2014 Copa America friendly against Panama. The match will be played at the El Campin stadium in Bogota. The kick is scheduled for 19h (Brasília time).
Queiroz, who led the Iranian team to the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the Asian Cup in January 2019, took over the Colombian team on the first date FIFA (International Football Federation) set aside for international friendlies for the year. In March, they faced Japan (1-0 win) and South Korea (2-1 loss) in Asia.It was the opportunity he had to test before setting the list for the Copa America. The Colombians are in Group B. They will make their debut on June 15 against Argentina. In the sequence they face Qatar (June 19) and Paraguay (June 23) in the considered most balanced key of the first phase of the tournament.Of the four athletes who work in Brazil that were part of the pre-selection of 40 names, only Cuellar, from Flamengo, was included in the final list of 23 names. Defender Felipe Aguilar (Santos), side Orejuela (Cruzeiro) and striker Chará (Atletico-MG) were put aside.
The summoned were:
- Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Napoli / Italy), Camilo Vargas (Deportivo Cali) and Álvaro Montero (Tolima).
- Defender: Dávinson Sánchez (Tottenham / England), Yerry Mina (Everton / England), Zapata (Milan / Italy), Lucumí (Genk / Belgium), Santiago Arias William Tesillo (León / Mexico) and Stefan Medina (Pachuca / Mexico).
- He is also a member of the European Football Confederation. Cuellar (Flamengo), Wílmar Barrios (Zenit / Russia), Lerma (Bournemouth / England), Cardona (Pachuca / Mexico), Cuadrado (Juventus / Italy), Luis Díaz (Junior Barranquilla), Mateus Uribe Mexico) and James Rodríguez (Bayern Munich / Germany)
- Attackers: Falcao García (Monaco / France), Zapata (Atalanta / Italy), Roger Martínez (Mexico) and Luis Muriel (Fiorentina / Italy).
The Panamanian team chose South America as the main training platform for the Gold Cup. The competition that brings together teams from Central and North America will be played in the second half of June. Panama are in Group D alongside Trinidad and Tobago (opponents June 18), Guyana (22) and the United States (26), the host country of the dispute.Beyond Colombia will make friendly against Uruguay on June 7. For this final stretch of training, coach Julio César Dely Valdés, who is still considered interim, called 34 athletes. The ratio should be reduced to 23 before the tournament on North American soil. The team has already begun the testing period with friendly against the selection of the Basque Country. On May 29, it was 0-0.
The so-called athletes were:
- Goalkeepers: Luis Mejía (National / Uruguay), José Calderón (Guastatoya / Guatemala), Orlando Mosquera (Tauro) and José Guerra (CAI);
- Defenders: Eric Davis (DAC 1904 / Slovenia), Kevin Galván (Sporting SM), Luis Ovalle (Atlético Venezuela / Venezuela), Fidel Escobar (Sporting SM), Jan Carlos Vargas (Tauro), Roberto Chen (United Kingdom), Adolfo Machado (The Strongest / Bolivia), Harold Cummings (San Jose Earthquakes / United States), Román Torres (Seattle Sounders / USA), Edgar Gondola (East Coast), Michael Amir Murillo (Red Bulls NY / USA) (DAC 1904 / Slovenia) and Francisco Palacios (San Francisco);
- (Spain), Marcos Sánchez (Taurus), Romeesh Ivey (CAI), Ernesto Walker (LA Galaxy / United States), Armando Cooper (Maccabi / Israel) , Leslie Heráldez (United Arab), Aníbal Godoy (San José Earthquakes / United States), Abdiel Ayarza (CAI), José Luis Rodríguez (Alaves B / Spain), Omar Browne (Montreal Impact / Canada) and Jesús González (La Equidad / Colombia);
- Attackers: Jose Fajardo (Al-Kawkab / Saudi Arabia), Rolando Blackburn (The Strongest / Bolivia), Gabriel Torres (U Chile / Chile), Abdiel Arroyo (United Arab) and Valentín Pimentel (Plaza Amador).
Football Prediction of the Day Colombia vs Panama
Acting before his fans and with a new command, the prognosis in the victory of the selection of Colombia is the best option for the friendly of this Monday that serves as preparation for the Copa America 2019.
Bet Tips: Colombia wins