Coach Jose Pekerman has faith in Colombia’s chances of playing at the next World Cup in Brazil thanks to his team’s “togetherness, ambition and talent.”
Los Cafeteros look on course to end their 16-year wait for World Cup qualification as they sit third in the CONMEBOL table, four points behind leaders Argentina but having played a game less than everyone else.
The 2-0 win over Paraguay on Friday was their third competitive win on the bounce and they face Bolivia next month in the second phase of the competition.
The Argentine said, “I always had faith that Colombia would go to the World Cup because the team is talented, have a good bond, and are ambitious – these are the three words that now associate with the players.”
Colombia face Brazil on November 14 in an international friendly, and Pekerman is looking forward to pitting his wits against one of the best teams in the world.
“We are very excited to play Brazil. These games are always good for a challenge because you feel you are one of the best teams in the world, with elite players and play a technical way, because you know the potential of Brazil,” Pekerman added.