The fifth date of the Qualifiers was filled with historical events, surprises, layoffs and also teams that are in a football crisis in which they have not been able to escape and will hardly be able to change for this sixth day that will be played next Tuesday.
According to this introduction of everything that happened on this date of the Qualifiers: this is how the good, the bad and the ugly that this day of selections in South America turned out to be.
Colombia and a historic triumph: The coffee team was the big surprise on this fifth date. All this after having beaten Brazil for the first time in the entire history of the Qualifiers, thanks to Luis Díaz who was motivated and impeccable after everything that happened with his father weeks ago, in addition to Néstor Lorenzo increasing his streak as coach of Colombia with 13 games.
Uruguay taking over the classic: Marcelo Bielsa’s team went out to La Bombonera proposing and being superior on the scoreboard against the world champion, who lost again at home after 7 years in the Qualifiers. With this result, the Uruguayans were placed in the second place in the table with 10 points.
Venezuela with faith towards classification: La vinotinto has only lost one game in all the Qualifiers, and at home it has 2 wins and 1 draw. A more than favorable present for Fernando Batista’s team, who dream of reaching their first World Cup.
Crisis in Brazil: For the first time, the five-time champion lost two consecutive matches in the history of the Qualifiers. Both fans and the Brazilian press hope that Fernando Diniz’s period ends as soon as possible, with waiting for a certain Carlo Ancelotti.
Manuel Ugarte’s attitude: The Uruguayan national team midfielder had a bad action during the victory against Argentina. The PSG player made an obscene attitude towards Rodrigo De Paul, which Lionel Messi himself commented on in the mixed zone after the end of the match.
Sudden death for Peru: The Inca team has nothing to raise its head in five days played. Only one point in this Qualifiers and probably their coach, Juan Reynoso, has his days numbered as the strategist of the white and red team. All this if they lose again against Venezuela at home.
Berizzo the second to leave: Beyond the fact that Chile has already achieved a victory in these Qualifiers, it is a team that continues without that generational change that is so requested today. After the draw against Paraguay at home, Eduardo Berizzo announced his resignation at the press conference, stating that he could not meet the expectations of him in charge of the southern team. The U-20 coach Nicolás Córdova will be his replacement for the match against Ecuador next Tuesday.