James Rodríguez and Santiago Arias are doubts against Ecuador after training – International Football – Sports




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The Cucuteño could be unexpectedly absent on the fourth round of the playoffs.

The Colombian National Team left behind last Thursday’s 2-2 draw against Uruguay and focused on the difficult match in Quito, where visit the Ecuador team on the fourth date of the South American qualifying round for the 2026 World Cup.

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The team led by the technician Néstor Lorenzo is concentrated in Medellín preparing for the match against the Ecuadorians, a special match for some players who experienced the 6-1 defeat in the last qualifying round.

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Colombia National Team Training in Metropolitano

Training of the Colombian National Team.


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One of the protagonists of the training day is the Cucuteño James Rodríguez, who caught the attention of the press who attended the practice. The scorer of the match against Uruguay left some doubts about his participation in the game against the Ecuadorians after an unexpected detail.

According to the information coming from Guarné, the Sao Paulo player He was separated from the group’s usual practice and did personalized training along with full-back Santiago Arias.

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James Rodríguez and Santiago Arias were with their teammates in the warm-up before starting training; however, They did not work with the ball, situation that warned about the possible loss of the footballers in the match against Ecuador.

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The particular thing about the case is that other players like Luis Díaz, Mateus Uribe or Jhon Arias, who had minutes against Uruguay, like James Rodríguez and Santiago Arias, They were present in the ball training sessions.

Colombia National Team Training in Metropolitano

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For now, Néstor Lorenzo and his coaching staff have not spoken about the issue and the starting roster against the Ecuadorians is a mystery. It is worth remembering that the Colombian National Team will play against Ecuador this Tuesday at 6:30 in the afternoon, Colombian time.


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