Colombia confronts Cameroon with its mindset on the qualifying rounds
After a tie (2-2) against Spain in Murcia this past Wednesday, Colombia’s soccer squad will play against Cameroon in a friendly game this Tuesday in the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum in Getafe, near Madrid, at 1:30pm, Colombian time.
Colombian midfielders Juan Guillermo Cuadrado and Daniel Torres told reporters that they expect the match to be challenging, but feel very confident in their game plan. They expect that Cameroon will play a very physical style of soccer.
Colombia is now in second place at the South American qualifying rounds with 24 points and see the match as a key test as they gear up for finish qualifying for Russia’s World Cup 2018 against Brazil and Venezuela in August.
The team will take a look at young sensation Yerry Mina is expected to return to the starting lineup, after being benched in the game against Spain in place of Davinson Sánchez.
Colombia defeated Cameroon in their last encounter under the guidance of coach Pékerman, with a score of 3-0 in October 2012 in Barranquilla.
Cameroon on the other hand, with Hugo Broos as coach, defeated Morocco with a score of 1-0 this past Saturday, in a classifying match for the African Cup of Nations 2019, however not without cost. The team’s best player, Ambroise Oyongo, suffered from a patellar tendon injury that required surgical intervention.