Football does not understand feats, as it does not allow time to celebrate and forces us to think about the next challenge. This is how coach Néstor Lorenzo woke up this Friday after an epic and historic victory of the Colombian National Team over Brazil, on date 5 of the 2026 South American Qualifiers.
The Argentine coach is already thinking about Paraguay, which he will face in Asunción next Tuesday, November 21, in a game on matchday 6, the last of the year in the Conmebol Qualifiers.
And in their work team they have already confirmed the first changes they will have in the National Team to face the Guarani eleventh. They are imminent variants, which the group of players already knows.
One of the changes will be in the defensive zone, since Dávinson Sánchez was suspended due to the accumulation of yellow cards, after being reprimanded against Brazil. Thus, the replacement of Sánchez is being studied to be Jhon Lucumí’s partner; The candidates are Carlos Cuesta, Yerry Mina and Willer Ditta, the last two were ruled out against the Brazilian team and went to the stands.
The second confirmed change gives peace of mind to the coaching staff: it is the return of Jhon Arias, who paid a sanction date and will start against Paraguay. The figure of Brazil’s Fluminense (2023 Copa Libertadores champion) was replaced by Jorge Carrascal for the game against the Brazilians.
Thus, there are already two changes in the National Team that are imminent; However, Néstor Lorenzo will clear up doubts in the next training sessions, as he would enlist one or two more variants for the XI that faces Paraguay.