LIVE – Colombia National Team vs. Paraguay: Rigoberto Urán visited the Tricolor before the debut in the Copa América

LIVE – Colombia National Team vs. Paraguay: Rigoberto Urán visited the Tricolor before the debut in the Copa América
LIVE – Colombia National Team vs. Paraguay: Rigoberto Urán visited the Tricolor before the debut in the Copa América

The Colombian team received a visit before the match vs. Paraguay

Rigoberto Urán stopped by the Colombian team’s concentration in Houston, before the Copa América match – credit Colombian Football Federation

Rigoberto Urán, EF Pro Cycling cyclist and one of the most important in the history of Colombian cycling, stopped by the Colombia team’s concentration hotel to express his encouragement to the players before the match against Paraguay on Date 1 of the Copa América USA 2024.

Liverpool attentive to the debut of Luis Díaz in the Copa América 2024

Luis Díaz is Liverpool's most valuable player in England, currently - credit LFC
Luis Díaz is Liverpool’s most valuable player in England, currently – credit LFC

This will be the award ceremony for the Copa América 2024

The 2024 Copa América will award a total of $72 million in participation fees and prizes to the teams, of which the winner will receive $16 million. The teams that reach the quarterfinals will receive a prize of 2 million dollars. Fourth place will get 4 million, third place 5 million, while the loser of the final will take home 7 million dollars.

Each participating team will receive $2 million just for competing in the tournament. The remaining $40 million will be distributed as additional prizes, considerably exceeding the $19.5 million from the 2021 tournament, where Argentina was crowned champion and received $6.5 million, according to sources cited by ESPN.

This is the Paraguay team: possible lineup and players of Colombia’s first rival in the Copa América

The match between Albirroja and Amarilla will open group D of the competition on Monday, June 24 at 5:00 p.m. at the NRG stadium in Houston

The Paraguayan national team trained on the fields of the University of Houston since their arrival at the venue of the first match of Group D - credit @Albirroja/X
The Paraguayan national team trained on the fields of the University of Houston since their arrival at the venue of the first match of Group D – credit @Albirroja/X

On Monday, June 24, the Colombian team will debut against its counterpart from Paraguay in the NRG Stadium from Houston, Texas. Although the favorite to win is the Tricolor, due to its undefeated record and style of play, there are details that Néstor Lorenzo will have to take care of in his approach, taking into account the figures that make up the Guaraní team. The value of the squads suggests that the moment of the Amarilla is better than that of the Albirroja (134 million euros vs. 282 million euros).

Confidence in the Colombian team before the match vs. Paraguay

Some fans gather outside the Colombia team’s concentration hotel waiting for the bus carrying the players to leave for the NGR stadium – credit Javier García/Infobae Colombia

Fans of the Colombian national team gather outside the JW Marriot Galleria stadium, where the players gather in Houston, before the bus leaves for the NGR stadium, where the debut will be made against its counterpart in Paraguay. Infobae Colombia asked the fans about their predictions and they all agree that it will be a victory for Néstor Lorenzo’s team.

If you are in Bogotá these are the places where you can watch the Colombia vs Paraguay match on a giant screen

At 5 pm (national time), the Colombian team will have its official debut in the Copa América. Those led by Néstor Lorenzo arrive with a good streak of victories that excite the fans of the Tricolor

In the capital, various points were set up to watch the first match of the Colombian team in the Copa América 2024 on the big screen - credit Colprensa
In the capital, various points were set up to watch the first match of the Colombian team in the Copa América 2024 on the big screen – credit Colprensa

The day thousands of Colombians have been waiting for has arrived: the national team, led by Néstor Lorenzo, will have its official debut in the Copa América 2024 that takes place in the United States.

This is how Colombia would form against Paraguay

The 26 summoned have shown unity between themselves and the coaching staff, prior to facing the Conmebol championship - credit Colombian Football Federation
The 26 summoned have shown unity between themselves and the coaching staff, prior to facing the Conmebol championship – credit Colombian Football Federation

Defenses: Daniel Muñoz, Dávinson Sánchez, Jhon Lucumí and Johan Mojica

Frills: Matheus Uribe and Jefferson Lerma

Attackers: James Rodríguez, Jhon Arias, Rafael Santos Borré and Luis Díaz

This will be the stadium where Colombia debuts in the 2024 Copa América

This is the stadium of the Houston Texans in the NFL and has a capacity for 75,000 people - credit Copa América
This is the stadium of the Houston Texans in the NFL and has a capacity for 75,000 people – credit Copa América

The NRG Stadium is an impressive stage no matter how you look at it. With capacity for 72,220 spectators, the Houston stadium, inaugurated in 2002, will host three matches of the Copa América 2024. This imposing stage is the home of the Houston Texans in American football, it is located in the heart of the city and will host also from a quarterfinal match.

This stage has 196 suites and a retractable roof listed as the first in history in an NFL stage. Likewise, NRG Stadium has always hosted concerts, recitals, the famous Houston rodeo, corporate and children’s events, as well as two Super Bowls, in 2004 and 2017.

‘Juanfer’ Quintero and Luis Díaz sing the new Tricolor song

Two of the most important players of the Colombian team sang the new Tricolor song in the preview of the match against Paraguay – Copa América credit

 
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