Fernando Paternoster was the first one to handle foreign managerial aspects for Colombia team. Being the first foreign manager he was first won to coach this national game for internationals. Football has always been a game that attracts more and more people towards it. In the mid-’80s, this sport has grown up and after some years it has taken an exponential graph.
The fan base for each of the football playing nation is humongous but when it comes to Columbia it is slightly more. It has its strongest phase in the ’90s when it defeated Argentina with a 5-0 margin. Well, this defeat at its earliest phase can boost any nation and at the same time can bring fear among other playing nations.
As expressed earlier, Queiroz’s future shall be based on the performance of Iran at the upcoming continental competition. “At present, I am just paying attention on the AFC Asian Cup. We are confident that we will be going to win the title and it will be a gift for the Iranians. My existing contract runs until the next Asian Cup (AFC) and the future is in the hands of almighty. The coaches of a football game cannot decide their own future because it depends on the results and achievements they earn. At present, we are trying to book our place at the semifinals of the Asian Cup.”
Followed by Iran’s fall out in world cup 2018 despite their great effort and performance the former manager of Real Madrid has been denied an extension of the contract. Now, according to the resources it has been acknowledged that he agreed in private terms with Football Federation Colombia to take charge of the side. After a good performance at the Los Cafeteros and World Cup, Jose Pekerman, the former manager of Colombia resigned, in the meantime led by a temporary boss named Arturo Reyes. Right now, Starting at the present moment, Queiroz will hope to put theory with respect to his future insane as he hopes to concentrate on the job needing to be done – directing Iran to their 4th
title of Asian Cup.
Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao wants to see some improvement from the national team. He said that the team has been struggling on the international scene for some time and he feels that some changes are needed in order to progress.
The Monaco striker said that there are some really good players in Colombia and it is important that they are detected at a young age. He said that there are some other South American countries that are ahead of them when it comes to player development and that it is important that Colombia do the same if they want to progress.
The Colombia team rode three second-half to register to win with the score 4-2 against the United States in Tampa on Thursday night. The interim manager of United States Dave Sarachan arranged the field of XI having mixed national team veterans. It included Michael Bradley the American Captain who made his first appearance when the team could not qualify for the World Cup in 2018 – with their younger colleagues against a close first-choice Colombia side.
In the opening minutes of the match, visitors were seen at the front and were firm and could have been up with one point shortly after the kick-off had Radamel Falcao not blown a closely pointed volley perfectly over the crossbar. Julian Green had the best opportunity for the Americans in the opening 15 minutes. Then when he cut into his right foot and fired a line-drive from the outside penalty area just wide of the goal of David Ospina.
Alfredo Morelos is the striker of Rangers and has been in a good form since long. Recently, he got a call from the senior squad of Colombia. This is the first time he has received the call from Colombia. Morelos is now 22-year-old and playing really well. He started the season with an impressive form. During this season, he has scored six goals after giving 11 appearances under his new manager Steven Gerrard.
During the previous season, he made six appearances for the U-20 side of Colombia, and if everything remains in his favor then this forward player will soon get the chance to play at the senior level. Morelos is inculcated alongside the likes of Radamel Falcao the captain and Davinson Sanchez the Tottenham defender in the squad for two coming international friendlies in the United States of America. On September 6, the Colombia will face Venezuela in Miami before meeting Argentina in New Jersey in the same week.
At the last World Cup in Brazil 2014, Columbia stunned with their impressive football. This time they are seen as a dark horse, especially with their young and hungry, talented youngsters like Barcelona’s Yerry Mina and Davinson Sanchez. They have experienced players like RadamelFalcao, James Rodriguez and Carlos Bacca.
The Columbian side qualified from a tough class in the CONMEBOL division. They struggled against top teams like Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil, taking only two points from a possible 18. Columbia had a good record against the rest of the six teams in the qualifying race and it helped them in the race to Russia. They were lucky to get a group that also holds Senegal, Poland and Japan. It presents them a fighting chance if they can shock any of the two favourites: Senegal and Poland.