How was Colombia vs Brazil in the 2026 Qualifiers?

Colombia faces Brazil at the Metropolitan Stadium in Barranquilla (Getty).
Colombia faces Brazil at the Metropolitan Stadium in Barranquilla (Getty).

Colombia made history by beating 2-1 Brazil at the Metropolitan Stadium of Barranquilla for the fifth day of the Qualifiers 2026being the first time that the cast ‘coffee maker‘defeat the’canarinha‘ in this competition.

Those led by Fernando Díniz took the lead with an early goal, after 3 minutes, when Vinicius Junior y Gabriel Martineli They put together a great play that ended with both goals for the Arsenal forward. However, in the second half the locals turned it around with two goals from a header. Luis Diaz, at 74′ and 78′. It was a very emotional moment, since the winger had just experienced a difficult moment due to the kidnapping of his father, whom he celebrated from the stands.

With this result, those led by Nestor Lorenzo They climbed to fifth place with six points and remain undefeated, while the five-time world champions have not won in three games and fell to fourth place with seven points.

Min 1. The game started

Min 3. GOAL from Brazil! Gabriel Martineli scores 1-0 after a great play by Vinicius Juniors

Min 45. End of the first half

Min 46. The second half begins

Min 74. GOAL from Colombia! Luis Diaz scores 1-1 with a header

Luis Díaz scored the 1-1 for Colombia vs Brazil for the fifth date of the 2026 Qualifiers (RCN).

Min 78. GOAL from Colombia! Luis Díaz scores 2-1 and turns the game around

Min 90+6: End of the match! Colombia defeated Brazil 2-1

Confirmed lineups:

– Colombia: Camilo Vargas; Jhon Lucumí, Davinson Sánchez, Daniel Múñoz, Deiver Machado; Kevin Castaño, Jorge Carrascal, Matheus Uribe, James Rodríguez, Rafael Borre and Luis Díaz.

– Brazil: Alisson; Emerson, Marquinhos, Gabriel Magalhaes, Renan Lodi; Casemiro, Bruno Guimaraes, Vinicius, Leaf; Gabriel Martinelli and Rodrigo.

Today, Thursday, November 16, the Colombia selection will receive the Brazilian team at the Roberto Meléndez Metropolitan Stadium in Barranquilla on date 5 of the 2026 Qualifiers. The duel will take place at 7:00 p.m. Peruvian time and the box ‘coffee maker‘He hopes to strike a blow against a ‘canarinha‘ which comes from two games without victories, showing that it is not the fearsome team of other processes.

Despite the negative record, the Colombians can boast of not losing at home against the five-time world champions three qualifying rounds, because, in the process towards Qatar 2022 they tied 0-0, for Russia 2018 it was 1-1 and for South Africa 2010 again without goals.

In his last game, Colombia tied without goals against Ecuadoras a visitor, in a match that had different actions to tip the balance in favor of the ‘tri’. Previously there was a 2-2 draw against Uruguay when he had everything ready to get a better result. The goals of James Rodríguez and Mateus Uribe did not transcend.

The goals of Mathías Olivera and Darwin Núñez prevented the defeat of Marcelo Bielsa’s team as visitors. (AUF TV)

The first stone of the string of draws came with the 0-0 against Chile, in Santiago after having debuted on the World Cup circuit with a narrow victory over Venezuela. That result would not have been possible without the appearance of Rafael Santos Borre, Werder Bremen’s current offensive force.

The story, meanwhile, is a little different for Brazil. Although their start was full steam ahead by beating Bolivia 5-1 and Peru 1-0, everything went wrong when they lost an unusual 1-1 draw against Venezuela and lost without mitigating circumstances 2-0 at the hands of Brazil . As it is, the way of ‘yellow green‘has become sinuous.

Taking a look at the table of locations for the South American Qualifiers towards the 2026 World Cup, which will be played in Mexico, the United States and Canada, Colombia and Brazil are separated by only one unitso the comparison of the fifth date will be key to establishing distances from now on.

Gabriel Magalhaes and Eduard Bello scored the goals in the match corresponding to date 3 of the tournament. (Conmebol)

The 2026 World Cup qualifying match between Colombia and Brazil, corresponding to the fifth date, can be followed through the Movistar Events sign (canal 514 | HD 794). At the moment it is unknown who the rapporteurs will be.

Meanwhile, the local television operators that will broadcast the eliminatory match will be Snail TV y RCN. In Brazilian lands it will be seen through Sportv.

If you are not in the country of origin, you can follow the events of the conflict by DSports (canal 617) for Uruguay, for The Football Channel (canal 657) for Ecuador, for TyC Sports 2 (canal 629) for Argentina. Furthermore, there is the signal DGO for all devices.

Colombia will host Brazil on November 16 in Barranquilla, a match that will be for the fifth date of the qualifiers towards the 2026 World Cup - credit Infobae
Colombia will host Brazil on November 16 in Barranquilla, a match that will be for the fifth date of the qualifiers towards the 2026 World Cup – credit Infobae

Los ‘coffee growers‘They have a golden opportunity to mark a before and after in their history. In the entire qualifying history of confrontations against Brazil (14) He has never been able to win. The balance is seven draws and seven victories in favor of the ‘yellow green’.

In the Qatar 2022 Qualifiers, Colombia drew goalless against Brazil, In Barranquilla. While the revenge duel, in the second round, was in favor of the five-time champions by the minimum quota thanks to a goal scored by Lucas Paquetá.

Colombia selection: Camilo Vargas; Daniel Muñoz, Carlos Cuesta, Dávinson Sánchez, Déiver Machado; Mateus Uribe, Jéfferson Lerma, Kevin Castaño; Rafael Santos Borré, James Rodríguez and Luis Díaz

Brazil National Team: Alisson ; Emerson Royal, Marquinhos, Gabriel Magalhaes, Renan Lodi; Andrew, Bruno Guimaraes; Rodrigo, Leaf, Vinicius Jr. and Gabriel Martinelli

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