The Colombian National Team made history this Thursday, November 16, by defeating Brazil 2-1 on matchday 5 of the South American Qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup.
And this new historical page goes beyond a result, or a first match won in World Cup Qualifiers. Here they enter history from Néstor Lorenzo, passing through Luis Díaz, and arriving at Yaser Asprilla.
These are the unmissable, unusual data that no one has told you about the triumph of the Colombian National Team over Brazil.
1- Second time in all of history that Colombia It starts losing and ends up winning in Barranquilla: the first time was in 1989, 2-1 against Paraguay.
2- Colombia completes 20 years of being undefeated at home against Brazil. The last defeat was on September 7, 2003, 1-2 in Barranquilla (Juan Pablo Ángel / Ronaldo and Kaká). Then there were three draws and a Colombian victory. The balance Colombia vs. Brazil at home in Qualifiers: 1 win, 5 draws and 2 losses.
3- Luis Díaz scored his first double in the Qualifiers and the second in the Colombian National Team. The first was in the 2021 Copa América, in the 3-2 victory over Peru, in a game for third place.
4- Last doubles in the Qualifiers, before Luis Díaz: Miguel Borja against Chile (September 9, 2021); Luis Muriel against Venezuela (October 9, 2020); Carlos Bacca against Ecuador (March 29, 2016).
5- Díaz is the scorer of Néstor Lorenzo’s process with 3 goals (2 in Qualifiers and 1 in friendlies); with 2 are James Rodríguez and Rafael Santos Borré; with 1 appear: Mateus Uribe, Jorge Carrascal, Jhon Durán, Mateo Casierra and Juan Guillermo Cuadrado.
6- The one with the most minutes: Luis Díaz completes 429 minutes with Colombia in the current Qualifiers; He is followed by Mateus Uribe (362′), Camilo Vargas (357′), Rafael Santos Borré (356′) and Dávinson Sánchez (337).
7- 10 undefeated dates for Lorenzo: 5 won (Japan, Iraq, Germany, Venezuela and Brazil) and 5 tied (United States, South Korea, Chile, Uruguay and Ecuador). In Qualifiers, 2 wins and 3 draws.
8- Jhon Córdoba and Yaser Asprilla made their debut in the Qualifiers against Brazil. Thus, there are twelve players who debuted in these Qualifiers with Néstor Lorenzo. The list is completed by Jhon Lucumí, Déiver Machado, Jhon Arias, Jorge Carrascal, Jhon Jáder Durán, Kevin Castaño, Willer Ditta. Yerson Mosquera, Álvaro Montero and Richard Ríos.
9- Four technicians beat Brazil, directing the Colombian National Team. Two Colombians: Gabriel Ochoa Uribe (1-0 in a friendly in 1985); Luis Augusto ‘Chiqui’ García (2-0 in Copa América -Group B- in 1991). Two Argentines: José Pékerman (1-0 in Copa América -Group C- in 2015); Néstor Lorenzo (South American Qualifiers -date 5- 2023).
10- Colombia’s last comebacks to win in the Qualifiers: 1-2 to Paraguay (October 15, 2013); 1-3 to Chile (September 11, 2012); 2-1 to Argentina (November 20, 2007).
* Bonus: last time they came back in a Qualifiers match against Brazil It was November 7, 2001, Bolivia 3-1 Brazil in La Paz.
He had never lost two consecutive games in Qualifiers.