Copa America 2024 Team Analysis: Colombia squad and probable lineup

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Colombia National Football Team

Colombia, one of the pre-tournament favourites, took a 2-1 win over Paraguay in their kick-off match of the 2024 Copa America campaign.

Los Cafeteros enters this tournament riding a 23-game winning streak. They most recently defeated Bolivia 3-0, and the Paraguayans prevailed 1-0 over Panama in their prior meeting.

After going more than two years without losing an international match, the Colombians will be bursting with confidence going into this competition.

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Colombia has won six straight games when they have taken the lead and has not lost a single minute of any of their four games this year.

However, they have also performed well when down, winning the last three games despite giving up the first goal.

Although not much has gone wrong since Nestor Lorenzo assumed leadership, Colombian fans have witnessed a similar tale in the past. Their team notoriously failed in the 1994 World Cup, leaving the competition after the group stage, despite only losing one of their 33 pre-tournament games.

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Colombia has won the first game in all three of the previous Copa America tournaments, including a 2-0 victory over the host nation, the USA, in 2016. Last November, they triumphed 1-0 over Paraguay in a 2026 World Cup qualifying match.

Colombia Copa America 2024 Squad

Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Al Nassr), Camilo Vargas (Atlas), Alvaro Montero (Millonarios)

Defenders: Carlos Cuesta (Genk), Jhon Lucumi (Bologna), Santiago Arias (Bahia), Yerry Mina (Cagliari), Johan Mojica (Osasuna), Daniel Munoz (Crystal Palace), Davinson Sanchez (Galatasaray), Deiver Machado (Lens)

Midfielders: Kevin Castano (Krasnodar), Richard Rios (Palmeiras), Jorge Carrascal (Dynamo Moscow), James Rodriguez (Sao Paulo), Jhon Arias (Fluminense), Mateus Uribe (Al Sadd), Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace), Juan Fernando Quintero (Racing), Yaser Asprilla (Watford)

Forwards: Luis Diaz (Liverpool), Miguel Borja (River Plate), Jhon Duran (Aston Villa), Luis Sinisterra (Bournemouth), Rafael Santos Borre (Internacional), Jhon Cordoba (Krasnodar)

Colombia Copa America 2024 Probable Lineup

David Ospina; S. Arias, Yerry Mina, Cuesta, Machado; Uribe, Lerma; J. Arias, James Rodriguez, Luis Diaz; Cordoba

Best Forward

Luis Diaz is one of the best Premier League strikers and has pretty good stats for Liverpool. After going through a tough time this year, he is all set to help Colombia win their first-ever Copa America title.

Best Midfielder

James Rodriguez’s career has seen some dark ages but his form in the national team has always been on top. He is undoubtedly Colombia’s best player, not to mention the two assists he provided in their recent Copa America group stage match against Paraguay.

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Best Defender

Yerry Mina, a great defender who enjoys playing ball, is currently a Cagliari player. The 29-year-old Colombian defender has also been utilized as a stopper and a ball-winning defender.

Best Goalkeeper

David Ospina