The Colombian National Team is in Asunción for the match against Paraguay, where they will present an undefeated team that may not add to the table but does give signs of what may happen in the future.
Néstor Lorenzo’s team is coming off a historic 2-1 victory against Brazil, the first in a World Cup qualifying phase, a night of inspiration for Luis Díaz, the most destabilizing player, who with pure heart scored a double to come back and aim for his free father on the platform.
This Tuesday, when they face Paraguay (6:00 pm Colombian time) they will not only expose their most precious record but also their third place in the qualifying standings.
Lorenzo’s performance in a long year does not leave too many questions: 8 wins and 5 draws, 21 goals for and 9 against, a performance of 74.3 percent, a guarantee of peace of mind to carry out his work leading the team.
And those numbers have been able to be replicated in the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers, in which there may be doubts about the style and some decisions, but the team remains undefeated, now in a condition of absolute solitude.
The national team has three draws and two wins at this start of the Qualifiers and has already got rid of Argentina, which fell 0-2 at home on the fifth round and said goodbye to the good streak it had as world champion.
The news is that Colombia now rubs shoulders with only three other teams that have not lost in the Qualifiers. These are Portugal, England and Belgium, teams that seem set to sign the ticket to the World Cup.