The third round of Conmebol qualifying for the 2026 World Cup gets underway this week with Colombia hosting Uruguay.
We may be three years away from the next World Cup, but South America’s qualifying system means there are a lot of games to play, so you have to start early. After just two games they are three teams still unbeaten in Conmebol qualifying, one of whom are Colombia. They have won one and drawn one of their opening two matches, starting with a win over Venezuela before drawing against Chile.
Uruguay are just one place and one point behind Colombia in the early table with three points from their first two games. Starting with a 3-1 win over Chile, Uruguay fell to defeat in their second match, losing 2-1 to Ecuador despite taking the lead. Even though were are still at a very early stage, getting points on the board in Conmebol qualifying is very vital, as teams look to pull away from the rest and offer a safety blanket.
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When is Colombia vs Uruguay?
Colombia vs Uruguay takes place on Thursday 12 October at the Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez in Barranquilla, Colombia.
What is the kick-off time for Colombia vs Uruguay?
Colombia vs Uruguay will kick-off at 9:30pm (UK time).
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Who is refereeing Colombia vs Uruguay?
Piero Maza of Chile will be the man in the middle for this game.
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Colombia team news
Colombia’s squad is made up of players playing across the globe, from Colombia to Qatar, Argentina to England. Three of their players currently ply their trade in the Premier League, and you feel as though there will be a fair few Liverpool eyes on this match to watch Luis Diaz.
Diaz has been the topic of conversation for a few weeks now having seen a goal for Liverpool against Tottenham incorrectly ruled out for offside, following a mess up in communication between VAR and the on-pitch officials. Everyone and their mother has given their opinion on the mistake, but Diaz himself has been fairly quiet on it. But, talking to Colombian outlet El Heraldo in the build up to this game, Diaz has finally spoken and he appears quite forgiving.
“The goal issue was a bit complicated. At the time it hit me very hard, but not only to me, but to all my team-mates,” he said.
“In the middle of the game we talked about it a lot, it (would have been) a positive result that was going to help us.
“These are things that happen, the referees are human. You have to take it easy and for the next one it will be.”
Uruguay team news
On the other side of this game to Diaz is Liverpool teammate Darwin Nunez. Of playing his teammate, with whom he travelled to South America, Diaz said: “We didn’t manage to place bets, we were close (laughs).
“We talk a lot, we play on the plane a lot. More than anything we talked about how the game was going to be difficult. We joked that ‘you were going to lose’, and so on. We wish each other the best and that the best person wins.”
This is another international break for Uruguay without Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, both of whom haven’t been called up since the World Cup last winter. It means midfielder Giorgian de Arrascaeta is the top scorer of the current squad, sitting on just 10 goals.
Colombia vs Uruguay Squawka Says
Colombia 2-1 Uruguay