The Colombian National Team got a crucial draw in Montevideo against Uruguay (0-0) on Thursday and was at the mercy of a great day in the Qualifiers with two consecutive home games on the horizon.
Likewise, Reinaldo Rueda once again demonstrated that the away games are carried out in the best way and in that sense he equaled a mark of José Néstor Pékerman. It remains to wait for what I can do next thinking about the ticket to the World Cup.
With the duel in the Uruguayan capital, Rueda reached four games directed as a visitor by Qualifiers, at least while the November days arrive. In this order of ideas, his balance is one victory (Peru, 0-3) and three draws (Bolivia and Paraguay, 1-1; Uruguay, 0-0). Unbeaten with six points scored. Five goals scored, two conceded.
Regarding the Pékerman case, his first four matches in qualifying duels left a balance from heaven to earth: hopeful victories, painful falls. In total there were two victories (Peru, 0-1; Chile, 1-3) and two defeats (Ecuador, 1-0; Venezuela, 1-0), for a balance of six units. Of course, it was achieved without any unbeatenness. Four goals scored, three received.
The above shows that ‘Rei’, for now, shows more regularity in his game than the Argentine coach in his early days.
Likewise, the goal is to reach the World Cup, something that José more than achieved on the way to Brazil 2014. His next duels were: a 0-0 draw with Argentina, a 2-0 defeat against Uruguay and a 1-2 victory at the home of Paraguay. Result of 4 points and a total of 8.
Rueda will then have the visits to Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela ahead of him to completely surpass a great FPC benchmark like Pékerman and incidentally secure a place in Qatar, even in the playoffs.