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Colombia coach Reinaldo Rueda confirmed today, Monday, that his team lacks accuracy in ending attacks and solidity in defense, before the important confrontation against Paraguay at dawn on Wednesday in the 14th round of the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
We now lack the accuracy and effectiveness in ending the attacks, as well as the continuity of defensive solidity, for the dream of the World Cup that we all seek," Rueda said during the match's press conference.
"The most important thing now is to translate and direct this level of untapped ferocity, which helps to form a strong team and achieve a positive result," he added.
The 64-year-old sent a message of support to star James Rodriguez, who lost his grandmother last Saturday, which meant a lot to him.
And about the many absences that hit the ranks of “Los Cafeteros” in this match, whether due to injuries or suspension, most notably Radamel Falcao and Yari Mina (injury), and the duo Wilmar Barrios and Juan Mujica (suspended), Rueda confirmed that it will indeed affect the stability of the formation, but he also indicated It represented a "difficult" challenge for them.
Colombia enters the Paraguay match in search of regaining absent victories over the last four rounds, specifically since the Chile match (3-1) last September.
Colombia is in fifth place, qualifying for the playoffs, with 16 points, with a goal difference behind Chile and ahead of Uruguay.