Colombia will take on Argentina in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match at the Estadio Metropolitano on 8th June at 7:00 pm ET/ 4:40 am IST (9th June).
Colombia are in sixth place with seven points in the FIFA World Cup qualifying table, one place behind the qualification spot, and have not been at their best over the last year. They come into the contest against Argentina off a much-needed victory against Peru (3-0), which must have bolstered their confidence after suffering two humbling losses in a row against Uruguay and Ecuador.
Argentina, on the other hand, are undefeated and in the second position in the qualifying table with 11 points, four points behind Brazil. They are coming off a 1-1 draw against Chile, their second stalemate in three games, and will be aiming to get back on winning track to strengthen their place in the qualifications and get some momentum ahead of the Copa America.
Colombia and Argentina have met each other on 40 occasions with Argentina winning 24 of those. Colombia have managed to win only nine games with the remaining seven ending in a draw.
Probable Playing XI
David Ospina, Stefan Medina, Yerry Mina, Davinson Sanchez, William Tesillo, Juan Cuadrado, Gustavo Cuellar, Mateus Uribe, Luis Diaz, Luis Muriel, Duvan Zapata
Emiliano Martinez, Juan Foyth, Nicolas Otamendi, Lucas Martinez Quarta, Nicolas Tagliafico, Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Angel Di Maria, Sergio Aguero, Lautaro Martinez, Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is one of the best players and seasoned campaigners around the world. He has scored 72 goals for Argentina and would look to increase his tally in the upcoming game.
Lautaro Martinez is in fine form for Argentina in the World Cup Qualifiers. He has scored two goals so far and has assisted in one.
Luis Muriel is at top of the charts for Colombia in the World Cup Qualifiers with two goals to his name. He will play a vital role for Colombia to overcome the threat of Argentina.
Yerry Mina was exceptional for Colombia in their last game against Peru. Not only he defended well but also contributed by scoring a goal. His all-around ability makes him a must-pick player.
Emiliano Martinez, Yerry Mina (VC), Stefan Medina, William Tesillo, Davinson Sanchez, Nicolas Tagliafico, Mateus Uribe, Luis Diaz, Angel Di Maria, Lionel Messi (C), Lautaro Martinez