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There are many reasons Colombia vs Guatemala are big event today. Colombia and Guatemala will meet in an international friendly on Saturday at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey for the first time in over nine years.

Colombia and Guatemala will play an international friendly match today at the Red Bull Arena Stadium. This page will tell you how and where you can watch or live stream this game in your country.

Colombia will face Guatemala in an international friendly match today at the Red Bull Arena Stadium in New Jersey. Check out everything you need to know about this game, including the kickoff time and where you can watch or live stream it online in your country. You can watch the game live on FITE if you reside in the United States.

After failing to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Colombia’s national team, coached by Nestor Lorenzo, will attempt to begin this new phase with a victory. Colombia will also face Mexico on Tuesday, with James Rodriguez on the team.

Guatemala, on the other side, is coming off a three-game winning streak. In June, they defeated the Dominican Republic 2-0 in their final Concacaf Nations League encounter.

Los Cafeteros fell one point short of qualifying for a third consecutive World Cup, finishing a point behind Peru for an inter-confederation playoff berth. Simultaneously, the Guatemalans failed to surpass the first round of CONCACAF qualification, finishing second behind Curacao.

Kick-off Time Colombia vs Guatemala:

US: 7:30 PM
Venezuela: 7:30 PM
Argentina: 8:30 PM
Chile: 8:30 PM
Colombia: 6:30 PM
Ecuador: 6:30 PM
Guatemala: 5:30 PM
Peru: 6:30 PM
Uruguay: 8:30 PM

Colombia vs Guatemala: TV Channel and Live Streaming

This match will be broadcast: FITE PPV

Colombia vs Guatemala Match Preview:

Despite a strong finish in CONMEBOL qualifying, inconsistencies and an inability to step up in crucial times proved to be the Colombians’ undoing, as they would not compete in the finals for the first time since 2010.

They could have stayed in the World Cup if they had held on to a 0-0 draw against Peru on Matchday 15, but they lost an 85th-minute goal to Edison Flores, losing 1-0 and finishing a point behind the Peruvians in the table despite having the advantage in goal differential.

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Colombia failed to score eight times in 2022 qualifying, despite scoring the fewest goals in a qualification cycle (20) since their disastrous 2010 campaign, when they only managed 14 goals.

Nestor Lorenzo takes over a team that is rich with experience but, according to many observers, has already peaked.

He will be tasked with revitalizing this squad in preparation for the Copa America in 2024, as well as developing the next generation of Colombian players.

Colombia was not as sharp in the offensive third throughout the 2022 qualification campaign, but they have been playing well defensively recently, with three consecutive clean sheets coming into this match.

For Guatemala, it was another case of close but no cigar in 2022 CONCACAF qualifying, as they were eliminated in the group stage for the second time in a row.

They were eliminated by a single point in the 2018 qualification round, and the margin was much narrower in their quest for Qatar, as one more goal would have moved them ahead of Curacao and into the second phase of qualifying.

For a long time, Los Mayas have been a team that prioritizes defense, with manager Luis Fernando Tena frequently deploying a low block formation with multiple players behind the ball.

The method of the former Mexican men’s under-23 coach, who guided El Tri to a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics, will not win him many fans among those who prefer free-flowing offensive football, but this team is as rigid and tenacious in their setup as maybe any in CONCACAF.

This discipline and passive style has allowed them to keep five clean sheets in eight matches this year, including a 0-0 tie with the Mexicans in April.

Saturday will be their eighth encounter with Colombia, whom they have not beaten in an international match since a 2-0 victory in 1968.

Colombia vs Guatemala Team Updates:

Rafael Santos Borre, who scored the game-winning penalty for his team Eintracht Frankfurt in last season’s Europa League final victory, scored Colombia’s only goal in their previous encounter, a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia.

Oscar Estupinan of Hull City made his international debut in that game, coming on as a second-half substitute for Eder Balanta.

Radamel Falcao, Colombia’s all-time leading scorer and captain, has a chance to hit the century mark in international appearances this weekend.

2014 World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez has the opportunity to move into a tie for second all-time in Los Cafeteros goals, behind Arnoldo Iguaran by one.

If he plays on Saturday, Juventus midfielder Juan Cuadrado will pass the legendary Carlos Valderrama for second in all-time appearances for Colombia.

Luis Diaz is equal with Roberto Firmino for the most goals for Liverpool this season, with three, while Jhon Duran and Jorge Carrascal are vying for their first senior squad appearances, and Tottenham Hotspur center-back Davinson Sanchez might earn his 50th international cap.

Real Salt Lake striker Rubio Rubin scored twice for Guatemala in a 2-0 CONCACAF Nations League victory over the Dominican Republic last June, while Ricardo Jerez has two clean sheets in the group round of that competition, and Oscar Santis and Carlos Mejia have also scored for them.

Jose Ardon made his Nations League debut for Guatemala in their 2-0 loss to French Guiana in their first encounter.

Rudy Barrientos needs two more international caps to achieve 20 for his career, while Andres Lezcano, who helped Comunicaciones win the Guatemalan league title last season, is still looking for his first international goal.

Robin Betancourth started their previous match on the bench, and Lynner Garcia came on as a substitute for a second time, replacing Santis for the final nine minutes plus stoppage time against the Dominican Republic in June.

Colombia’s potential starting lineup:

Cuadrado; Moreno, Uribe, Rodriguez; Falcao, Diaz; Ospina; Fabra, Sanchez, Cuesta, Munoz;

Guatemala’s potential starting lineup:

Morales, Mejia, Gordillo, Castellanos, Pinto; Galindo, Barrientos, Saravia; Martinez, Rubin

Colombia vs Guatemala Prediction: Colombia 2-0 Guatemala, in our opinion.

As a patient and committed as the Guatemalans have been, we believe they will be overpowered by an experienced Colombian team that has been just as stingy on the back end of late, while boasting far more quality in the final third.

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