Colombia's depth chart

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  1. OhJúbiloInmortal

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    With seven friendlies under his belt (2W, 2L, 3D; 6GF, 5GA), we are starting to get a better picture of what Hernán Darío "El Bolillo" Gómez's Colombia will look like.

    Since taking over the national team for a second time in May '10, "El Bolillo" has called up 40 different players to take part in four different convocatorias.

    With just one FIFA date remaining this year and both the July '11 Copa América and WCQs (Fall '11) on the horizon, here's where things seemingly stand in terms of how "El Bolillo" sees the squad:

    Goalkeeper


    1. David Ospina - Nice (France) - 22
    2. Bréiner Castillo - DIM - 32
    3. Luis Enrique "Neco" Martínez - Once Caldas - 28
    4. Faryd Mondragón - 1. FC Köln (Germany) - 39

    Potential Call-ups: Róbinson Zapata - Steaua Bucureşti (Romania) - 32; Agustín Julio - Santa Fe - 36; Julián Viáfara - Vitória (Brazil) - 32; Héctor Landazuri - Once Caldas - 27

    Right back

    1. Juan Camilo Zúñiga - Napoli (Italy) - 24
    2. Iván Vélez - Once Caldas - 26
    3. Luis Amaranto Perea - Atl. Madrid (Spain) - 31
    4. Juan Guillermo Cuadrado - Udinese (Italy) - 22
    5. Yulián Anchico - Santa Fe - 26

    Potential Call-ups: Hayder Palacio - Junior - 31; Rubén Darío Bustos - No current club - 29; Sergio Otálvaro - Santa Fe - 23; Gerardo Vallejo - Tolima - 34

    Left back

    1. Pablo Armero - Udinese (Italy) - 23
    2. Juan David Valencia - DIM - 24
    3. Luis Núñez - Once Caldas - 27

    Potential Call-ups: Estiven Vélez - Ulsan Hyundai (S. Korea) - 28; César Fawcett - Junior - 26; Vladimir Marín - Libertad (Paraguay) - 31; Mauricio Casierra - Belgrano de Córdoba (Argentina) - 24; Jair Benítez - FC Dallas (USA) - 31; Brayan Angulo - Rayo Vallecano (Spain) - 20

    Center back


    1. Mario Yepes - AC Milan (Italy) - 34
    2. Iván Ramiro Córdoba - Inter Milan - 34
    3. Cristián Zapata - Udinese - 24
    4. Luis Amaranto Perea - Atl. Madrid (Spain) - 31
    5. Carlos Valdés - Santa Fe - 25
    6. Aquivaldo Mosquera - America (Mexico) - 29
    7. Alexis Henríquez - Once Caldas - 27
    8. Johnnier González - Santa Fe - 28

    Potential Call-ups: Nelson Rivas - Inter (Italy) - 27; Manuel Santos Arboleda - Lech Poznań (Poland) - 31; Humberto Mendoza - Atl. Nacional - 26

    Central midfield

    1. John Javier Restrepo - DIM - 33
    2. Abel Aguilar - Hercules (Spain) - 25
    3. Freddy Guarín - F.C. Porto (Portugal) -24
    4. Jhon Viáfara - La Equidad - 31
    5. Christian Marrugo - Tolima - 25
    6. Jhon Valencia - Once Caldas - 28
    7. Rafael Robayo - Millionarios - 26

    Potential Call-ups: Carlos Alberto Sánchez - Valenciennes (France) - 24; Fabián Vargas - UD Almería (Spain) - 30; Macnelly Torres - Colo Colo (Chile) - 26; Edwin Valencia - Fluminense (Brazil) - 25; Aldo Leão Ramírez - Morelia (Mexico) - 29; David Ferreira - FC Dallas - 31; Giovanni Hernández - Junior - 34; Juan Carlos Toja - Aris Salónica FC (Greece) - 25

    Wingers

    1. Juan Guillermo Cuadrado - Udinese (Italy) - 22
    2. Hugo Rodallega - Wigan (England) - 25
    3. Dayro Moreno - Once Caldas -25
    4. Victor Ibarbo - Atl. Nacional - 20
    5. Yulián Anchico - Santa Fe - 26
    6. Adrián Ramos - Hertha Berlin (Germany) - 24

    Potential Call-ups: Juan Pablo Pino - Galatasaray (Turkey) - 23; Víctor Hugo Montaño - Rennes (France) - 26; Elkin Soto - 1. FSV Mainz 05 (Germany) - 30; James Rodríguez - F.C. Porto - 19; Álvaro Domínguez - FC Sion (Switzerland) - 29; Vladimir Marín - Libertad (Paraguay) - 31; Juan Carlos Toja - Aris Salónica FC (Greece) - 25

    Forward

    1. Radamel Falcao García - F.C. Porto (Portugal) -24
    2. Hugo Rodallega - Wigan (England) - 25
    3. Giovanni Moreno - Racing Club (Argentina) - 24
    4. Dayro Moreno - Once Caldas -25
    5. Adrián Ramos - Hertha Berlin (Germany) - 24
    6. Teófilo Gutiérrez - Trabzonspor (Turkey) - 25
    7. Carlos Darwin Quintero - Santos Laguna (Mexico) - 23
    8. Jackson Martínez - Jaguares de Chiapas (Mexico) - 24
    9. Carlos Bacca - Junior - 24
    10. Luis Carlos Arias - DIM - 25
    11. Dorlan Pabon - Atl. Nacional - 22
    12. César Arias - Cúcuta - 22
    13. Fernando Uribe - Once Caldas - 22

    Potential Call-ups: Víctor Hugo Montaño - Rennes (France) - 26; Edixon Perea - UD Las Palmas (Spain) - 26; Fredy Montero - Seattle Sounders (USA) - 23; Wason Rentería - No current club - 25
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  2. TeSo

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    Re: Colombia's depth chart under "El Bolillo"

    As you point out, we can see that Bolillo thinks that by trying different forwards he will eventually be able to find the one forward that 'works'.

    He should be calling more midfield players in my opinion and less forwards... The midfield in Colombia is very poor.

    Viafara? Restrepo? Ibarbo? Anchico? Valencia? Robayo? Marrugo? Weak very weak midfield and it showed last two games vs Ecuador and USA.

    We need to start using Aguilar, Guarin, Pino, Cuadrado, Soto, Sanchez.... and two strikers instead of GioM who is useless, and a lone striker who never gets the ball.
  3. OhJúbiloInmortal

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    Re: Colombia's depth chart under "El Bolillo"

    "El Bolillo" has stated very clearly that it will take him about one year to find the ideal team. Meaning, not until early next summer before the Copa America will we know what his actual team will look like. Right now, he's in a period of observation to look at what works best. He's already declared his intentions to feature new players in different tactical formations in the upcoming friendlies.

    According to the official FIFA calendar, Gomez should have about six more friendlies between now and Copa America (Nov 17, Feb 9, March 25 -29 [2 games], June 3-7 [2 games]).

    Below are the lineups from each of the seven friendlies under "El Bolillo" so far. He mostly implemented a 4-2-3-1 formation with a midfield composition of two DMs (A. Aguilar/F. Guarin or J.J. Restrepo/J. Viafara) and Wingers (J.G. Cuadrado or V. Ibarbo or Anchico or D. Moreno on the right and H. Rodallega or A. Ramos on the left) on each side of G. Moreno, who plays more upfront as a Supporting Striker behind a more defined Striker (Falcao or J. Martinez or T. Gutierrez).

    In the upcoming friendlies, we should expect to see Gomez test out a formation featuring a true no. "10" midfielder (M. Torres or G. Hernandez) coupled with two strikers. Hopefully he will also test out new players on the wings, like Pino or Soto.

    October 12, 2010 - Colombia 0 USA 0

    Colombia: Farid Mondragón - Camilo Zúñiga, Aquivaldo Mosquera, Mario Yepes, Juan Valencia - Víctor Ibarbo (John Valencia, 61), John Javier Restrepo, Jhon Viáfara (Juan Cuadrado, 61), Adrián Ramos - Giovanni Moreno (Pablo Armero, 81) y Radamel Falcao García (Darwin Quintero, 56).

    October 8, 2010 - Colombia 1 Ecuador 0
    Colombia: David Ospina - Camilo Zúñiga, Mario Alberto Yepes, Amaranto Perea, Pablo Armero - Víctor Ibarbo (Carlos Darwin Quintero,14’ ST), Jhon Viáfara, John J. Restrepo, Adrián Ramos (Radamel Falcao García, 31’ ST) - Giovanni Moreno (Juan David Valencia, 44’ ST) y Teófilo Gutiérrez (Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, 24’ ST)
    Gol: Radamel Falcao García: (42’ ST')

    September 7, 2010 - Mexico 1 Colombia 0
    Colombia: David Ospina - Camilo Zúñiga, Iván Ramiro Córdoba, Mario Alberto Yepes, Juan David Valencia - Yulián Anchico (m.52, Dayro Moreno), Jhon Viáfara, Jhon Javier Restrepo, Adrián Ramos (m.66, Juan Cuadrado) - Giovanni Moreno y Radamel Falcao García (m.58, Hugo Rodallega).
    Gol: Giovanni Moreno: (21')

    September 3, 2010 - Venezuela 0 Colombia 2
    Colombia: David Ospina - Camilo Zúñiga, Iván Córdoba, Mario Yepes, Pablo Armero - Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (m.60, Machado), John Viáfara, John Javier Restrepo, Hugo Rodallega (m.77, Rafael Robayo) - Giovanni Moreno (m.55, Dayro Moreno) y Radamel Falcao García (m.77, Adrian Ramos).
    Gol: 0-1, Juan Cuadrado: (16’); 0-2, Dayro Moreno: (66’)

    August 11, 2010 - Bolivia 1 Colombia 1
    Colombia: Breiner Castillo - Iván Vélez, Carlos Valdés, Alexis Henríquez, Juan David Valencia - Christian Marrugo (César Arias, 75’), Jhon Viáfara, Jhon Javier Restrepo, Luis Carlos Arias - Carlos Bacca (Fernando Uribe, 55’) y Dayro Moreno (Dorlan Pabón, 62’).
    Gol: Carlos Bacca: (37’)

    May 30, 2010 - Nigeria 1 Colombia 1
    Colombia: David Ospina - Iván Vélez, Carlos Valdés, Mario Alberto Yepes (cap) (Cristian Zapata, m.63), Luis Núñez - Dayro Moreno, John Valencia, Abel Aguilar, Hugo Rodallega (Adrián Ramos, m.60) - Giovanni Moreno (Yulián Anchico, m.60) y Jackson Martínez (Dorlan Pabón, m.83).
    Gol: Carlos Valdés: (12')

    May 28, 2010 - South Africa 2 Colombia 1
    Colombia: David Ospina - Camilo Zuniga, Cristian Zapata, Mario Alberto Yepes (cap), Pablo Armero - Victor Ibarbo (Yulian Anchico 46), Abel Aguilar, Fredy Guarin (John Valencia 32), Adrian Ramos (Hugo Rodallega 81) - Giovanni Moreno (Dorlan Pabon 90) y Jackson Martinez (Dayro Moreno 89)
    Gol: Giovanni Moreno: (21')
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  4. TeSo

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    Re: Colombia's depth chart under "El Bolillo"

    No sabia que GioM era Mexicano.

    The only reason I give Bolillo a half chance is because he has Leonel on his side...

    Time is running out. 7-6 games to find the ideal team... Scary times for Colombian soccer.


  5. OhJúbiloInmortal

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    Re: Colombia's depth chart under "El Bolillo"

    Haha. Oops. Good catch. GioM is def not Mexican...fortunately...or unfortunately.
  6. Furnaccio

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    Re: Colombia's depth chart under "El Bolillo"

    this is a great post - i repped this big time and suggest to the moderators that this post be a sticky that gets updated after every friendly/official match so we can see trends and progress or lack thereof.

    anyone agree with me on this?

    well done in putting this together!
  7. OhJúbiloInmortal

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    Re: Colombia's depth chart under "El Bolillo"

    Thanks, Furnaccio. Keep up the good work on bleacher report. Hopefully we can keep this thread going and you can use it as a resource for future articles.
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    Re: Colombia's depth chart under "El Bolillo"

    Great post but where did you get potential call ups?

    Also Gio Moreno should not be called any more until he gets in good form in Argentina, he is a supradic player. One or 2 games is a beast and 3 games is a no show. The games he is good he is a beast but we need a complete team that also does its best not the best 11 we have that maybe could potentially show up. He needs to not be on the ground so much, he needs to let other players take free kicks and he needs to use his height to his advantage, he needs to bulk up and he needs to be ready for the team.

    That is why I don't like the idea of Quintero, Gio Moreno, Pino or Macnelly starting because they are a sometimes good but usually awful player. We just can't afford to have a player to not be on the field. The past 4-6 years it felt like Colombia was playing with 9 or 10 men against 11.

    Would also be nice for Bolillo to stop experimenting and putting players in the wrong position. Colombia finally has strikers but why do we have to throw him in the midfield?

    Why is he so afraid to give youth a chance. Abel is no longer a little kid he is probably in the prime of his career and has more international experience than Viafara. Also why was the media so against the Mondragon call up but not Viafara, Restrepo, Yepes, or Ivan Cordoba?
  9. Furnaccio

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    Re: Colombia's depth chart under "El Bolillo"

    it's funny you say that - b/c GioM scored two goals for Racing this week and is doing pretty well there from what i've heard from my friend who watches a lot argentina league games. Racing plays River this week and the focus apparently will be on how to control GioM.

    i'll admit that i have only seen highlights of Gio at Racing and nothing more. but apparently he is quickly establishing a good reputation there.

    i do agree that he needs to bulk up and get stronger, but he did draw some fouls, but unfortunately without rodallega, we had no real FK specialist available. i'm sure it is always predetermined who takes FK's in whatever situation they are in.

    my main criticism with GioM is that he has the tendency to take one too many dribbles with the ball. if he were to pass the ball a second sooner in many cases he would be a menace. part of the problem is that when playing alongside ibarbo and ramos - they weren't doing much. i would like to see a 3-some of GioM alongside Dayro and Cuadrado for 75 minutes and see what happens there. put roda and falcao in front of those 3 and we may have something going there...

    my biggest praise about Gio is that he does like to push forward and he does take chances. sure he loses the ball, but that is the only way he will improve. until MacT or LFM get call-ups i don't see any other option available so we have to stick with GioM.

    no other player was involved in as many goals as GioM was in the qualifiers and so he was involved in the goal against ecuador and 2 more that were his fault - i concede that. but i think he still needs to be in the lineup. all of us were critical of lara and pinto for constantly rotating the lineups. let bolilo stick with some of his main guns for now and just shuffle it a bit to make cuadrado a regular along with daryo and boom, we'll have a midfield
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    Re: Colombia's depth chart under "El Bolillo"

    It looks like Bolillo more or less has decided on a core group of guys

    GK
    Ospina

    RB
    Zuniga

    Cen BK
    Yepes
    Cordoba?(still has shown a consistent partner)

    LB
    Armero

    DM
    Restrepo
    Viafara

    Wingers
    Cuadrado
    Ramos?

    SS
    GMO
    Striker
    Falcao

    who's played more mins Ramos or Rodallega?


    4-2-3-1? im ok with it, I think the idea is to attack with numbers and have a lot of ball movement

    IMO Keys to 4-2-3-1

    • Have one winger be a true wingback, ie Armero, Marin, Cuadrado, Zuniga, with a fullback that likes to stayback playing behind them , imo, guys like I. Velez, Perea, JD Valencia, H Palacios(if needed)
    • Opposite this winger/wingback have a wingerhas more of a foward's mind. Guys like Roda, D Moreno, Quintero, JP Pino, Mao Molina
    imo Elkin Soto was the last true winger Colombia had but he hasnt been great lately

    forcing guys to play winger isnt a failure as long as you can give them a broader role

    imo i think you have to think of a group of 14, always use at least two subs, Colombia doesnt have a perfect 11.

    imo the two best lineups Bolillo cod use based on Bolillo thus far

    1
    -------------Ospina
    -Zuniga---Yepes--Cordoba--Armero
    --------Viafara----Restrepo
    --Cuadrado--Moreno--Moreno
    -------------Falcao
    2
    -----------Ospina
    -Zuniga--Yepes--Cordoba--Armero
    --------Viafara--Restrepo
    --Rodallega--GMo----Quintero
    ------------Falcao

    I would like to see get a chance

    -----------Ospina
    Zuniga--Yepes--Perea--Armero
    -------Viafara--Restrepo
    ---Molina--G Moreno--Pino
    -----------Falcao

    with the above. GMo could drift wide and either Pino or Molina can make a run as theyve played foward and are aggresive, this movement off the ball could help, plus the team would be left in a 4-4-2 which is still a sound def form in case the play collapes. same for number 1 and 2
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    Re: Colombia's depth chart under "El Bolillo"

    ---------------------------------ospina

    ---------------------------cristian zapata

    camilo zuniga--------------------------------------------- pablo armero

    not sure who would be here amaranto sucks so does aquivaldo and yepes suck

    -------------------------------Abel aguilar
    juan cuadrado ------------------------------------------james rodriguez

    ------------------------------gio moreno

    --------------jackson martinez --------------falcao garcia

    4-4-2 diamond style good defensive and attacking formation like offensive
    for subs hugo rodagella,freddy guarin,victor hugo montano, and maby Juan Pablo Pino and maby carlos valdez if pablo or juan are injuered but i dont like teofilo and i dont like adrian ramos and dont like carlos darwin quintero, and i dont like juan david valencia or viafara or restrepo,i also hate yepes and cordoba
  12. Furnaccio

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    Re: Colombia's depth chart under "El Bolillo"

    you can't include J-Rod; it's way too early. he's barely scratched the surfact at Porto and needs more playing time in Europe before he's ready for the NT.

    Between Aquivaldo, Perea and Yepes - I would probably go with Perea b/c he plays regularly and plays at the highest level. but there are no other good options, yet...

    otherwise it's a good lineup
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    Re: Colombia's depth chart under "El Bolillo"

    Yepes, Zuniga, Amero, Cuadrado, Yepes, Cordoba don't play for their clubs either

    Guarin is coming back from injury but doesn't really play much either. So I do not understand your logic on not using J-Rod. If he is the best at that spot then he is the best at that spot
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    Re: Colombia's depth chart under "El Bolillo"

    te equivocaste en el tema con Cuadrado.

    y aun no sabes el significado de 'experiencia'
    o de tener balance en un equipo culaquiera.
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    Re: Colombia's depth chart under "El Bolillo"

    James only has 2 substitute appearances for Porto (granted there were paperwork issues before he was cleared). if that's enough to warrant a NT call-up, then yes, i agree with you and he should be called up.

    now that i think about it - if yepes and cordoba can get called up and play 0 minutes for their club team, then it should be no different for any other player....

    CRZD - you do bring up a very valid point. my only thought process was that since he's 19, he should get his feet wet in europe before being thrusted onto the NT scene. i.e. look at Coutinho with inter - he's had several games for inter before he made his first NT appearance.
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    Re: Colombia's depth chart under "El Bolillo"

    Cuadrado has only had 2 appearances this season and 3 or 4 starts all of last year. That hasn't prevented him from being more effective than any other midfielder we have...

    James is young but he's far from inexperienced. He was a star for 2 seasons in Argentina and had a great Copa Libertadores. Coutinho had only played about 10 proffessional matches before the season at Inter. But its a moot point. James is not getting called up
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    Re: Colombia's depth chart under "El Bolillo"

    thanks for agreeing with me and not to be an ass but Dont ever ever ever ever compare Colombia to Brazil.

    Brazil unlimited talent there 5th string sub 20 can probably start on our NT and be the star players

    I dont want any "experienced player' not getting playing time called up, they are at the end of their careers. Why stop a player from getting experience. Zapata doesn't have 6 years of NT experience because of that stupid he doesn't have Cordobas experience argument
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    Re: Colombia's depth chart under "El Bolillo"

    i guess we'll just have to wait until zapata is 35 before he becomes a regular on our NT ;)
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    Re: Colombia's depth chart under "El Bolillo"

    I'll go with Funaccio. I think it's too early for James. Beside, Bolillo already said that he's not going to touch any sub-20 players before the WC 2011, after that we may call James. As for the centrales, Zapata is one of them of course, I don't want Perea but so far he shoews stability and plays regulary. Yepes and Cordoba are last options, Aquivaldo can fulfill, but we do have a big problem in that position. Other then that I like the lineup, would like to see dirty Sanchez or Guarin instead of Abel.
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    News: Colombia buscará recambio generacional en la Copa América 2011

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    El técnico Hernán Darío El Bolillo Gómez, quien dirigió a Colombia en el proceso de clasificación al Mundial Francia 98, tiene el duro reto de conformar un equipo sólido y equilibrado para la Copa América de Argentina y la eliminatoria suramericana.

    Tras la generación de Carlos El Pibe Valderrama, Leonel Alvarez, Freddy Rincón, Adolfo Valencia y Faustino Asprilla, entre otros, y de su participación en los Mundiales de 1990, 1994 y 1998, Colombia acumula 12 años de frustraciones.

    Lo único rescatable en ese período en el que Colombia fracasó en el intento de clasificar a los Mundiales de ******ón y Corea, Alemania y Sudáfrica fue el título de la Copa América, el máximo torneo del fútbol continental a nivel de selecciones, que ganó en el 2001.

    "Todavía no encuentro el equipo, hay buena cantidad de jugadores, hay unos actuando más, otros menos, unos con más experiencia que otros, pero debo buscar un equilibrio", dijo recientemente el entrenador.

    Gómez tiene a su favor que conoce el fútbol colombiano, las virtudes y falencias de los jugadores, un panorama diferente al que enfrentó cuando asumió como director técnico de Ecuador y logró la clasificación al Mundial de ******ón y Corea del 2002.

    El técnico admitió que existen jugadores de calidad y de alto nivel competitivo para cada posición, pero advirtió que se tomará un tiempo prudente para convocar a los mejores.

    Una de las grandes incógnitas de la nueva era de Gómez al frente de la selección será el esquema táctico que utilizará ante la notable ausencia de un número 10 en el mediocampo, que haga la pausa y genere juego para los delanteros.

    El entrenador admitió la posibilidad de jugar sin un creador definido, como lo hicieron algunas selecciones en el Mundial de Sudáfrica.

    Moreno, posible sucesor
    Jugadores como Giovanny Hernández y Macnelly Torres, que en su momento parecían posibles sucesores de Valderrama, han tenido un brillo intermitente en Colombia y actualmente parecen lejos de un nivel que les permita ser líderes de la selección.

    Gómez ha recurrido en los últimos partidos a Giovanni Moreno, quien lleva la "10" es mediapunta y tiene más gol.

    "Hemos buscado un trabajo con delanteros volanteando y tener posesión desde atrás con volantes y laterales. Eso no nos ha dado claridad todavía, pero lo haremos con el tiempo", afirmó el técnico.

    Moreno, de 24 años y quien juega en el Racing Club de Argentina, se destaca por su fortaleza y corpulencia.

    Pese al desafío que tiene por delante, Valderrama confió en que Gómez consolide un equipo que clasifique a Brasil 2014.

    "Yo creo que esta faceta va a ser distinta, porque tenemos jugadores que llevan mucho tiempo juntos en selecciones Sub17 y Sub20, e internacionalmente, de titulares, en equipos importantes", dijo Valderrama.

    "Pienso que el regreso de Gómez como técnico de la selección, con el aporte de Leonel Alvarez, nos puede dar la satisfacción de volver a un Mundial, el de Brasil 2014. Esperemos que con esta camada se pueda", afirmó.

    Valderrama admitió que no ha sido fácil para los técnicos encontrar a su sucesor, pero sostuvo que es posible jugar sin un clásico número 10.

    Bolillo está experimentando y buscando alternativas para jugar sin "10" clásico. Una de esas alternativas es Giovanni Moreno, que puede jugar en ese puesto y también un poco más adelante, si es que el técnico mantiene la decisión de jugar sin un "10" clásico", afirmó Valderrama.

    "Yo pienso que este grupo de jugadores está capacitado para jugar de otra forma, sin un "10", pero lo más importante es el trabajo que se haga y que se consiga el objetivo de ir al Mundial de Brasil", insistió.

    Desde la llegada de Gómez al puesto de entrenador a comienzos de mayo, Colombia ganó dos partidos, empató dos y perdió tres.

    El equipo ha dejado en evidencia en los juegos de preparación fallas en su sistema defensivo, falta de creación en el mediocampo y escaso poder ofensivo.



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  21. OhJúbiloInmortal

    OhJúbiloInmortal New Member

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    Re: Colombia's depth chart under "El Bolillo"

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    Bolillo today announced the call-ups for his eighth friendly, and final one in 2010. As expected, he mostly called up players from the Colombian league. His two non-Colombia-based players are Latin America-based Forwards Giovanni Moreno (Argentina) and Jackson Martinez (Mexico).

    Also as expected, Bolillo called up a creative central midfielder in Giovanni Hernández. This will be the first time he picks G. Hernández, and the first time he will play with a true "10".
    "Con Giovanni Hernández se logra más seguridad y que no se pierda tan rápido la pelota"
    The above picture from Bolillo's press conference earlier today shows how he plans to implement a flat 4-4-2 formation.

    Other newcomers to Bolillo's squad are Santa Fe's RB Sergio Otálvaro and Tolima's DM Diego Chara.

    It's also worth pointing out that the following players have each received the most call-ups (4) under Bolillo.

    • Bréiner Castillo - DIM - 32
    • Yulián Anchico - Santa Fe - 26
    • Jhon Viáfara - La Equidad - 31
    • Jhon Valencia - Once Caldas - 28
    • Giovanni Moreno - Racing Club (Argentina) - 24
    • Dayro Moreno - Once Caldas - 25

    Here is an updated look at Colombia's depth chart under Bolillo:

    Goalkeeper

    1. David Ospina - Nice (France) - 22
    2. Bréiner Castillo - DIM - 32
    3. Luis Enrique "Neco" Martínez - Once Caldas - 28
    4. Faryd Mondragón - 1. FC Köln (Germany) - 39

    Potential Call-ups: Róbinson Zapata - Steaua Bucureşti (Romania) - 32; Agustín Julio - Santa Fe - 36; Julián Viáfara - Vitória (Brazil) - 32; Héctor Landazuri - Once Caldas - 27

    Right back

    1. Juan Camilo Zúñiga - Napoli (Italy) - 24
    2. Iván Vélez - Once Caldas - 26
    3. Luis Amaranto Perea - Atl. Madrid (Spain) - 31
    4. Juan Guillermo Cuadrado - Udinese (Italy) - 22
    5. Yulián Anchico - Santa Fe - 26
    6. Sergio Otálvaro - Santa Fe - 23

    Potential Call-ups: Hayder Palacio - Junior - 31; Rubén Darío Bustos - No current club - 29; Gerardo Vallejo - Tolima - 34

    Left back

    1. Pablo Armero - Udinese (Italy) - 23
    2. Juan David Valencia - DIM - 24
    3. Luis Núñez - Once Caldas - 27

    Potential Call-ups: Estiven Vélez - Ulsan Hyundai (S. Korea) - 28; César Fawcett - Junior - 26; Vladimir Marín - Libertad (Paraguay) - 31; Mauricio Casierra - Belgrano de Córdoba (Argentina) - 24; Jair Benítez - FC Dallas (USA) - 31; Brayan Angulo - Rayo Vallecano (Spain) - 20

    Center back

    1. Mario Yepes - AC Milan (Italy) - 34
    2. Iván Ramiro Córdoba - Inter Milan - 34
    3. Cristián Zapata - Udinese - 24
    4. Luis Amaranto Perea - Atl. Madrid (Spain) - 31
    5. Carlos Valdés - Santa Fe - 25
    6. Aquivaldo Mosquera - America (Mexico) - 29
    7. Alexis Henríquez - Once Caldas - 27
    8. Johnnier González - Santa Fe - 28

    Potential Call-ups: Nelson Rivas - Inter (Italy) - 27; Manuel Santos Arboleda - Lech Poznań (Poland) - 31; Humberto Mendoza - Atl. Nacional - 26

    Central midfield

    1. John Javier Restrepo - DIM - 33
    2. Abel Aguilar - Hercules (Spain) - 25
    3. Freddy Guarín - F.C. Porto (Portugal) -24
    4. Jhon Viáfara - La Equidad - 31
    5. Christian Marrugo - Tolima - 25
    6. Jhon Valencia - Once Caldas - 28
    7. Rafael Robayo - Millionarios - 26
    8. Diego Chara - Tolima - 24
    9. Giovanni Hernández - Junior - 34

    Potential Call-ups: Carlos Alberto Sánchez - Valenciennes (France) - 24; Fabián Vargas - UD Almería (Spain) - 30; Macnelly Torres - Colo Colo (Chile) - 26; Edwin Valencia - Fluminense (Brazil) - 25; Aldo Leão Ramírez - Morelia (Mexico) - 29; David Ferreira - FC Dallas - 31; Juan Carlos Toja - Aris Salónica FC (Greece) - 25

    Wingers

    1. Juan Guillermo Cuadrado - Udinese (Italy) - 22
    2. Hugo Rodallega - Wigan (England) - 25
    3. Dayro Moreno - Once Caldas -25
    4. Victor Ibarbo - Atl. Nacional - 20
    5. Yulián Anchico - Santa Fe - 26
    6. Adrián Ramos - Hertha Berlin (Germany) - 24

    Potential Call-ups: Juan Pablo Pino - Galatasaray (Turkey) - 23; Víctor Hugo Montaño - Rennes (France) - 26; Elkin Soto - 1. FSV Mainz 05 (Germany) - 30; James Rodríguez - F.C. Porto - 19; Álvaro Domínguez - FC Sion (Switzerland) - 29; Vladimir Marín - Libertad (Paraguay) - 31; Juan Carlos Toja - Aris Salónica FC (Greece) - 25

    Forward

    1. Radamel Falcao García - F.C. Porto (Portugal) -24
    2. Hugo Rodallega - Wigan (England) - 25
    3. Giovanni Moreno - Racing Club (Argentina) - 24
    4. Dayro Moreno - Once Caldas - 25
    5. Adrián Ramos - Hertha Berlin (Germany) - 24
    6. Teófilo Gutiérrez - Trabzonspor (Turkey) - 25
    7. Carlos Darwin Quintero - Santos Laguna (Mexico) - 23
    8. Jackson Martínez - Jaguares de Chiapas (Mexico) - 24
    9. Carlos Bacca - Junior - 24
    10. Luis Carlos Arias - DIM - 25
    11. Dorlan Pabon - Atl. Nacional - 22
    11. César Arias - Cúcuta - 22
    12. Fernando Uribe - Once Caldas - 22

    Potential Call-ups: Víctor Hugo Montaño - Rennes (France) - 26; Edixon Perea - UD Las Palmas (Spain) - 26; Fredy Montero - Seattle Sounders (USA) - 23; Wason Rentería - No current club - 25;
  22. Azucarero

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    Re: Colombia's depth chart under "El Bolillo"

    Great work man.

    I don't want to nit pick your work, but right now the numbers put Viafara on the top of the CM list. I don't think Cuadrado is that high either being how he has only started once.
  23. hadexxx

    hadexxx Moderator Staff Member

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    Re: Colombia's depth chart under "El Bolillo"

    I believe G. Hernandez played againsta South Africa, so this would be the second time he gets picked.
  24. efernandez9

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    Re: Colombia's depth chart under "El Bolillo"

    yo no creo!

    lo que si creo es que el equipo que selecciono el viernes, esta marcado por los 4 lideres 2010 del FPC

    5 del Once caldas
    3 o 4 del santa fe
    2 del tolima
    2 del resucitado a.nal

    no esta mal ese criterio para escoger un equipo de personal local.

    gracias por la grafica que reitera la idea tactica del bolillo/Leonel desde que asumieron 4-4-2
  25. crzdcolombian

    crzdcolombian Member+

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    Re: Colombia's depth chart under "El Bolillo"

    Looks like Henriquez is out of the running to start at CB under Bolillo he prefers his Santa CB pair.

    Anyone think either of those two can replace Cordoba or Yepes? We are really lacking at CBs. Hope that Colombian kid at Sevilla gets loaned to a 1st division team does well and wants to play for us. Only other decent young CB is Ricardo Chara who was loaned to Empoli in Spanish 2nd division. Our only other internation CBs all play in the MLS and the thought of Olave playing on the NT makes me cringe no matter how good he does in the MLS(him being good makes people think the league is worse than it actually is)

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