The national team will play a preparation match against the Central American team in January
The Colombian Football Federation confirmed through its social networks and the website that the Colombian senior team will play a friendly match in January 2022. It will be against its counterpart from Honduras, a team led by Hernán Bolillo Gómez, at the DRV PNK stadium. Stadium of the city of Fort Lauderdale, United States.
The match schedule has not yet been confirmed, although the day chosen by the federation was Sunday, January 16. This match will serve as a preamble to dates 15 and 16 of the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Those summoned by the Valle del Cauca coach will be known from Monday 3 to Sunday 9 January. As this is not a FIFA date, it will be made up of local league players who are close to starting the preseason with their respective clubs. In addition, some players from the United States League could be mentioned, as well as Juan Fernando Quintero who ended his participation with Shenzhen in the China League and who would be close to defining his return to River Plate.
The most recent match for the Colombia team was on Tuesday, November 16, against the Paraguayan team. This meeting took place at the Metropolitan Stadium in Barranquilla and ended in a goalless draw. On the other hand, the last friendly match was against the Ecuadorian team on November 19, 2019. The only goal of the match was scored by Matheus Uribe at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.
The rival of those led by Reinaldo Rueda will be Honduras, a team affiliated with the Central American and Caribbean Confederation (Concacaf), which is led by Colombian Hernán Gómez. The catching team is currently last in the tie heading to Qatar 2022. with only three points in eight games played.
The panorama to achieve the classification is very complex, although, with six dates to play and 18 points at stake, the mathematical possibilities are in force to achieve one of the quotas for Concacaf to the Soccer World Cup.