Argentina has just two points from their first three qualifiers on the road to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. They currently sit at seventh in the CONMEBOL table, seven points behind group leaders Ecuador. It doesn’t get easier Tuesday, as Argentina faces off against James and a Colombia team that has the advantage of an extra day’s rest.
Argentina played well enough to beat Brazil last week, but looked tired in the second half when they surrendered the equalizer. The 2014 World Cup finalists are playing without Messi, Aguero, or Tevez. None of them are expected to return today, but the team will have Higuain, who will play through a foot injury suffered against Brazil.
After a strong performance in Brazil in 2014, Colombia has also had a slow start to qualifying. With James Rodriguez back in the lineup, expect to see more firepower from Colombia. James missed the team’s first two qualifiers with an injury, but returned against Chile to score the tying goal.
Here are the basics before kickoff:
DATE: November 17, 2015
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KICKOFF TIME: 3:30 p.m. Eastern
LOCATION: Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez
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REFEREE: Carlos Vera
Colombia: Ospina, Zapata, Palacios, Fabra, Murillo, Rodriguez, Mejia, D Torres, M Torres, Bacca, Gutierrez
Argentina: Romero, Mercado, Funes Mori, Rojo, Otamendi, Biglia, Di Maria, Mascherano, Banega, Lavezzi, Higuain
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