Pre-match: 2024 Copa America: Colombia vs. Costa Rica (6/28/24, Friday - 6:00 PM EST)

Discussion in 'Colombian National Team' started by Furnaccio, Jun 17, 2024.

  1. Furnaccio

    Furnaccio Member+

    Feb 19, 2008
    New York, NY
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
  2. J-Mezzy

    J-Mezzy Member+

    Real Madrid
    Colombia
    Oct 14, 2013
    Orlando
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    I won’t be there but we still better win
     
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  3. Froboy69

    Froboy69 Member+

    Inter Milan
    Colombia
    Mar 25, 2011
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Is there anything about this Costa Rican team worth noting? Last time during the 2016 Copa America we got very lazy and took them lightly since they were our last opponents in the group after we qualified.

    This time, I don't think we will replicate that mistake since Brazil would be right after them.
     
  4. crzdcolombian

    crzdcolombian Member+

    Jul 17, 2006
    Avon,CT
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    yea last time everyone made fun of them and told them they were all going to die they eliminated England and Italy from the World Cup haha
     
  5. Furnaccio

    Furnaccio Member+

    Feb 19, 2008
    New York, NY
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    2016 CA - we fielded our B team against them bc it was the 3rd game of the group stage and we knew were already advancing

    I recall Fabra pulling off the amazing feat of scoring for both sides LOL
     
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  6. kromekote

    kromekote Member+

    May 22, 2012
    Club:
    America de Cali
    I think as mentioned in another thread, Alfaro knows Colombian futboleros and he has WC experience but kind of choked during world cup play. I don't favor this CR side to do much but they can be a threat up top.
     
  7. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    The Brasil result concerns me more. Costa Rica now have confidence and know they can even jump us with as shock win in the standings.

    We have to play better than that second half against Paraguay.
     
  8. kromekote

    kromekote Member+

    May 22, 2012
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Brazil had 19 shots to 2. CR parked the bus big time but having played a strong defensive block vs Paraguay will have us well prepped for this game. That result was perfect for us. A win for us and we lock a spot in QF regardless of the 3rd match. I was much more worried about Paraguay.
     
  9. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    They will be prepared for us too and they will see Mojica and try to attack on his side a lot.
    I think we will win and hope we score an early goal but the longer it is 0-0 the more ulcers I may get in my stomach.
     
  10. kromekote

    kromekote Member+

    May 22, 2012
    Club:
    America de Cali

    their best attacking look came when fat Campbell came to play. He still has the skills but I didn't see any threat vs Brazil. With their 1 point vs Brazil they wont be risking their defensive stance. If they pocket 1 extra point and beat Paraguay they have a solid chance to advance.
     
  11. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    I want to see Sini, Yaser, Duran in this match.
    At least one of them would be nice. Two of them would be fantastic. All three would make me dance like Mina scoring a goal.
     
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  12. Furnaccio

    Furnaccio Member+

    Feb 19, 2008
    New York, NY
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Excited for Friday!

    my considerations:

    1. lucumi’s health
    2. Improved positioning by Davinson / Mojica - let’s be realistic, I doubt either will be replaced.
    3. Smart defense by Lerma
    4. Mina’s conditioning
    5. James’ conditioning - I would like to see him go 65 min before putting in JFQ / Carrascal
    6. More involvement from Borre on the attack
    7. Want to see Duran and Sini get minutes.
     
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  13. crzdcolombian

    crzdcolombian Member+

    Jul 17, 2006
    Avon,CT
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    3 points

    Brazil and Paraguay tie :)

    Paraguay or Costa Rica win :)

    would be amazing!!! Fk Brazil

    Paraguay knocks out US

    Colombia beats Uruguay then walks over Paraguay again :)
     
  14. krass

    krass Member+

    Aug 18, 2008
    Costa Rica will park the bus, so we'll need players like carrascal, yaser and every other one who can beat them in a one on one situation.
     
  15. Azucarero

    Azucarero Member+

    May 9, 2008
    I didn't pay attention to it. But I'd much rather play against a Costa Rica who will attack us over a Costa Rica who will bunker.

    Depends on the score. If we need gols they will come in, and likely Sini or Duran too.

    If we manage to score, like yesterday, Lorenzo will save them for when we need them.

    I get the feeling Lorenzo has been as cautious with our youngers guys as possible so he can unleash them at the perfect moment. Since his very first friendly, he's seen what our younger speedy guys are capable of.

    If we can make it to the knockout rounds without having to use them, I'm down for that. We will most certainly need them later on...
     
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  16. kromekote

    kromekote Member+

    May 22, 2012
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Paraguay > Costa Rica. Take that to the bank. Getting outshot 19-2 is a bad day in finishing for Brazil but CR was poor throughout 80 of the 90 minutes, Totally would love CR to attack us.
     
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  17. villus

    villus Member+

    Jun 5, 2008
    I think Lorenzo should strongly consider not starting Mina and James for this game. We need to use our depth and I don't think we're going to be able to start those 2 3 straight games and especially with an intense Brazil game as the 3rd game and not put them in serious injury danger. Start Quintero as a like for like and we can bring on James late in the game if needed, if not Yaser/Carrascal at 60 minutes.
     
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  18. krass

    krass Member+

    Aug 18, 2008
    and you can be sure that will happen. CR doesnt have the same respect for us as they did for Brazil
     
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  19. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    They will counter attack om Mojica's side.
     
  20. Azucarero

    Azucarero Member+

    May 9, 2008
    If we win, we wouldn't need to start them against Brazil. We'd advance no matter what. Then you could save them for the tougher matches.

    And if you're worried about injuries, Brazil on the final match day still needing to qualify sounds dangerous.
     
  21. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    It will be interesting to see if Lorenzo sticks with the same lineup or shuffles some things.
     
  22. Froboy69

    Froboy69 Member+

    Inter Milan
    Colombia
    Mar 25, 2011
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    How they played against Brazil no doubt he will consider carefully. He does seemingly recognize the issues in the team after every match but I fear that he can be too forgiving at times with some players.
     
  23. ryu79

    ryu79 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Let Yaser Cook!
     
  24. villus

    villus Member+

    Jun 5, 2008
    I haven't looked at the bracket considerations but I think we should be trying to win the group and get the best possible matchup and assuming Brazil win their next game and we win vs Costa Rica we'd very likely need at least to avoid a loss vs Brazil to finish top.
     
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  25. villus

    villus Member+

    Jun 5, 2008
    Also to add the risk for injury goes way up when you're on short rest especially for guys with soft tissue style injuries that James and Mina suffer from.
     

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