Colombia and Chile are set to clash at the Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez in Barranquilla, Colombia on Thursday as part of the ongoing 2018 CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying matches. Here are all the things you need to know for Colombia vs. Chile including previews, TV schedule, projected lineups and live stream links.
Colombia vs. Chile Preview
Colombia (5W-2D-3L) is barely hanging on the fourth spot in the table with 17 points and sure qualification for the 2018 World Cup. La Tricolor is coming off a 2-2 draw against Uruguay last month but they will have an extra attacker heading into the match against Chile.
Striker Radamel Falcao has been called up to the national team and he is expected to play his first international game for Colombia in 13 months, per FIFA.com. Falcao is in fine form for Ligue 1 side AS Monaco as he has scored eight goals in the past 10 games.
“I’m pleased with this new opportunity. I’ve worked hard to be able to return to the Colombian national team. It’s a call-up that I’d been waiting for a long time. Thank God I could play, score goals, and earn the merit to be her,” Falcao said.
On the other hand, Chile (5W-1D-4L) is barely hanging on to the fifth and final spot in the tournament with 16 points. The fifth seed in the CONMEBOL is set to face a representative from the Oceania Confederation in a playoff match.
Colombia vs. Chile Projected Lineups
- Colombia (4-2-3-1): David Ospina – Santiago Arias, Yerry Mina, Jeison Murillo, Farid Diaz –Abel Aguilar, Carlos Sanchez Moreno – Juan Cuadrado, James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao – Carlos Bacca
- Chile (4-3-3): Claudio Bravo – Mauricio Isla, Enzo Roco, Gary Medel, Eugenio Mena – Charles Aranguiz, Marcelo Diaz, Arturo Vidal – Eduardo Vargas, Fabian Orellana, Alexis Sanchez
Colombia vs. Chile TV Schedule
- Date: November 10, Thursday
- Time: 3:30 PM EDT
- Venue: Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez in Barranquilla, Colombia.
- Channel: BeIN Sports USA
Colombia vs. Chile Live Stream Links
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