Colombia has an important task on date 5 of the South American Qualifiers, facing the Brazilian team this Thursday, November 16 at the Metropolitano de Barranquilla.
Possibly this match could be a great opportunity for Néstor Lorenzo’s team to beat the five-time world champion for the first time in this qualifying phase towards the 2026 World Cup in Mexico, the United States and Canada.
However, even though the Colombian National Team has never beaten the ‘canarinha’ in the Qualifiers, it already had the chance to beat them on only one occasion. This was during the Copa América in Chile in 2015, when in the group stage both teams faced each other after that memory of the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup, in which the Brazilian team defeated the tricolor 2-1 with that controversy of goal disallowed to Mario Alberto Yepes.
In that match played at the Monumental stadium in Santiago, the team of the then coach, José Néstor Pekerman, had just lost 1-0 against Venezuela, and came into this match with the need to add three points against the most difficult rival in that group.
Colombia came out against Brazil with a mixed team of players who were in the quarterfinal match and young people who were already showing themselves in the senior team.
Goalie: David Ospina
Defenses: Camilo Zúñiga – Christian Zapata – Jeisson Murillo – Pablo Armero
Recovery flyers: Edwin Valencia – Carlos Sánchez
Offensive midfielders: James Rodríguez – Juan Guillermo Cuadrado
Fronts: Teófilo Gutiérrez – Radamel Falcao García
The match ended 1-0 in favor of Colombia, with a goal from Jeisson Murillo in the 36th minute of the first half. After a rebound from a corner kick, in which the central defender finished and scored the first goal, and later the only victory in history against Brazil.
In addition to Colombia’s victory in that 2015 Copa América. The end of the match was marked by controversy, after Neymar – when the match was over – ended up hitting Pablo Armero with the ball in a bad way, an action that was very bad. seen by the coffee players, that even Carlos Bacca would end up pushing the then FC Barcelona player. Both players ended up expelled from the match and later sanctioned by Conmebol.