The Colombian team failed to qualify Qatar 2022being one of the great absentees of the twenty-second world cup that will be held for the first time in Middle East, Despite the various controversies generated by the violation of human rights that have caused celebrities such as the British singer Dua Lipa to give up performing live at the opening ceremony.
Maturana, Gómez and Rueda with divided opinions on the possibility of a South American country being champion in Qatar 2022
The former technical directors of the Colombian team gave their visions of what the orbital event will be like and from different points of view they hope that a South American team will become world champion
The ball will roll on November 20 with the match between the host country and the Ecuadorian team starting at 11:00 am Colombian time at Al Bayt Stadium. The team led by Gustavo Alfaro is part of Group A, which also includes the Netherlands and Senegal.
Although the Colombian team will not be at the orbital event, it will have its quota in Qatar 2022, with the representation of the referee Nicolás Gallo, who will be one of those in charge of the VAR, as well as the coach paisa Luis Fernando Suarezwho is in command of the combined Tico.
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The Costa Rican team is in Group E along with Germany, Japan and Spain. Precisely, the debut of the Central American team will be against the red on Wednesday, November 23 at Al Thumama Stadium. Four days later, they will clash against the Asians and close the group stage against the Teutons on December 1.
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In the last 30 years, Colombian coaches have gained prestige not only on the continent but throughout the world. For this reason, it is no coincidence that coffee technicians have become export talent, being protagonists outside the country.
From Italy 1990 to date, all the World Cups had the presence of at least one Colombian strategist. The first coach to direct a world cup was Francisco pacho Maturana with the Tricolor, with whom he also attended USES 94.
The man from Choco was in charge of giving Colombia back the illusion by qualifying the South American team for a World Cup after 28 years of absence, given that the last participation at that time had been in Chile 1962. In Italy 90, those led by pacho They shared a group with the extinct Yugoslavia, the United Arab Emirates and Germany.
The Colombian team qualified for the round of 16 as the best third after adding three points —previously two points were given for victory and one for a draw— as a result of a victory over the United Arab Emirates, a defeat against the Yugoslavs and the historic tie with a goal from late Freddy Eusebio Rincón against Germany.
For the 1994 World Cup in the United States, Colombia repeated the World Cup with Maturana, this time arriving as a favorite after the win that he gave the Argentina team 5-0 in the tie at the Monumental de Núñez.
In the end, the eleventh coffee grower had a World Cup to forget, being eliminated in the group stage with just three points, after losing to Romania and the United States, and obtaining a victory against Switzerland.
The departure of Francisco Maturana from the coaching bench of the Colombia team gave Hernán Darío Gómez the opportunity to take the reins of the national team with a view to the World Cup that was held in France 98. Roll had an outstanding Copa América in Uruguay occupying third place.
In the qualifiers, the Colombian team qualified for the World Cup in fourth position, behind Argentina, Chile and Paraguay. In France they were in Group G, they faced Romania again, and they also faced Tunisia and England.
Just as it happened in 1994 in the United States, the Romanians beat Colombia, however, hope returned with a victory over Tunisia, but England defeated the coffee growers 2-0 with goals from Darren Anderton and David Beckham.
Once Colombia’s participation in France 98 ended, Hernán Darío Gómez left his position as coach and just one year later he was appointed coach of the Ecuadorian team, which he qualified for his first World Cup that took place in Korea – Japan 2002.
The three they faced off in Group G against the powerful Italy that defeated them 2-0, then they played against Mexico with whom they lost 2-1, and their first World Cup win was against Croatia, which they beat by the slightest difference.
The Roll Gómez had the opportunity to continue enlarging his legacy at the helm of Panama, which he led to Russia 2018. The Canal team went blank after losing all the Group G matches against the teams from England, Belgium and Tunisia.
Like Hernán Darío Gómez, Luis Fernando Suárez has three World Cups to his credit. The first was with the Ecuadorian team in Germany 2006, which so far is the best presentation of the threewho reached the round of 16 losing to England with a goal from a free kick from David Beckham.
Eight years later he returned to a world cup under the baton of Honduras, in that world cup the catrachos They made up Group E together with France, Ecuador and Switzerland with a balance of three defeats to leave without points in Brazil 2014.
In 2021, Luis Fernando Suárez took the reins of the Costa Rican team, despite a difficult start in the qualifiers, the former Atlético Nacional got the last ticket to Qatar 2022 by way of playoffs. The group of Ticos It is the most complex, since it will face Spain, Germany and Japan.
He was the fourth Colombian coach to lead in a World Cup after Francisco Maturana, Hernán Darío Gómez and Luis Fernando Suárez. After his failure with the Colombian team in 2006, Reinaldo Rueda received the confidence of the Honduran team.
In Valle Caucano, they qualified for the Central Americans for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and faced Spain, Chile and Switzerland in Group H, being eliminated with just one unit.
In 2010 he was confirmed as the new coach of the Ecuadorian team, which had failed in its attempt to go to South Africa. With Wheel, the threeachieved a place in Brazil 2014, being part of Group E, along with Honduras, France and Switzerland, adding four points that were not enough to advance to the round of 16.
With a great group of players, the Santanderean made the world talk about Costa Rica in Brazil 2014. The select formed Group D, called the “Group of Death”, which included Uruguay, England and Italy. To the surprise of many, the Ticos they advanced as first to the round of 16, in which they beat Greece in the penalty shootout and fell to the Netherlands in the quarterfinals in the same way. Until now, this is the best presentation of a Costa Rican team in a World Cup.
He endured criticism since his arrival in Mexico from Sao Pablo in Brazil. Set Aztec comfortably qualified for Russia 2018. In that World Cup event, the team little hand, it was placed in F along with Germany, South Korea and Sweden.
The debut was against nothing more and nothing less than Germany, which at that time arrived as the current world champion. Those led by Juan Carlos Osorio surprised locals and strangers by defeating the Teutons with a goal from Hirving Lozano.
In their second outing, Mexico easily beat the Asians 2-1, and suffered a severe setback against the Nordics, who won 3-0, putting their classification at risk. The fifth game was again pending since in the round of 16, Osorio’s team fell to Brazil.
Since Italy 1990, all the World Cups have had Colombian coaches