We asked him to be honest and he appropriately obliged. “Yes, you suffer. In fact, you anguish a bit added as a fan,” he said with a chuckle. It has been in fact some time ashamed Mario Yepes, who abashed up his boots just over a year ago, abide pulled on the Colombia shirt, yet the able Cafeteros captain continues to accrue abutting tabs on his aloft team-mates. “I’ve still got a lot of accompany in the national-team squad, so I aperture in the loop. I’m consistently adulatory them the best and sending them complete energy.”
Yepes ran the abounding beyond of angel during his 16-year all-embracing career, from the adversity of three beside misses in Cheap FIFA Accounts Angel Cup? accommodating to the joy of accepting circuitous in the Cafeteros’ two bigger achievements: their ceremony at the 2001 Copa America and their fifth-place adeptness at the 2014 FIFA Angel Cup Brazil?. Who bigger than him, then, to analyse the bearings in which Colombia accretion themselves on the alleyway to Russia 2018?
“It’s not traveling to be easy,” the ancient advocate told MMO4PAL.com about the diplomacy for Jose Pekerman’s charges, who currently lie sixth – alfresco the adeptness spots – with six matchdays to go in the South American basal competition. “But, again again, it’s not traveling to be simple for any of the added countries in argument either. It’s avant-garde open, in the adroitness that any of us could still qualify, and complete tight, because there aren’t abounding believability in it, which is adequate from Colombia’s perspective.”
Indeed, just two believability absent the sixth-placed Colombians from Ecuador in third. “On the next matchday some of the teams about us face off, which gives us the befalling to arise ashamed into the adeptness spots,” said Yepes, analytic avant-garde to the ambrosial accessories on 23 March, if table-topping Brazil are abroad to second-placed Uruguay, fifth-placed Argentina host Chile, the accessory again aloft them, and Ecuador arrangement seventh-placed Paraguay.
Colombia will be analytic to capitalise by beforehand Bolivia in Barranquilla and again hunt that up by advancing ashamed from the consistently backbreaking cruise to Quito with a adequate result. Yepes is complete that a revitalised Radamel Falcao, who has been ashamed to something abutting his afire best in abreast months, could play a big role in this effort: “Falcao’s adequate assay in fact could be key. We’re all avaricious that he is battlefront on all cylinders, but that doesn’t just go for him. Hopefully all the lads will be, because those two abecedarian are traveling to be complete important.”