They get ready their rosaries, send that friend who is the ‘bulk-of-salt-bonnet’ on vacation and prepare their medicines to withstand the jumps in the heart that await us this July 28. At 9:00 in the morning, local time, Colombia plays the step to the next phase of the World Cup in Russia 2018.
The tricolor does not have it easy. It faces Senegal, who won their match against Poland and drew against Japan. With the four points achieved in these matches, it is above the national team in the group classification. But in football nothing is written and a winning streak can easily end (if you do not believe me, ask Mexico). Precisely to kill the nerves, in ENTER.CO we decided to do our simulation using FIFA 18 as a laboratory.
It goes without saying that the last time we experienced, the result completely failed (and fortunately). The machine predicted that Colombia would lose by a goal against Poland, but we finished by beating our rival 3-0. So it seems that the games in FIFA 18 are like dreams. If we count them, they are not fulfilled.
So, let’s see what FIFA 18 predicts for the match between Colombia and Senegal:
FIFA 18 is going to put us to pray
Either the FIFA machine underestimates the tricolor or likes to see us suffer. This time the game did not end with the final victory we need to breathe calmly. Colombia jumped into the arena of the Mordovia Arena, of Saransk, with Carlos Sánchez again in the starting lineup, and the double James-Quintero to manage the creation zone. The tricolor gave up control of the ball during the opening minutes of the first half, but generated some risky actions in the Senegal goal.
However, it was the African team that opened the scoring in 26 minutes, through M’Baye Niang. With the need to win, Colombia came out more aggressive for the second half and did not take long to tie, thanks to a shot from Radamel Falcao García, at 54 minutes. But in the 87th minute, the Senegalese again went ahead on the scoreboard, when Ismaila Sarr put the 2-1. Colombia was not resigned and tied again in the last minute of addition, with a header by Tigre Falcao.
If the FIFA 18 forecast is met, it does not mean that we are eliminated from the World Cup, but we do have a difficult time moving on to the next stage. In the event of a draw against Senegal, our only option to pass is for Japan to lose the match against Poland. What results in extreme optimism, considering that the Japanese team defeated us, while Poland has not won a single match in the cup. But hey, if Mexico made the miracle of South Korea, we can ask for some heavenly help as well.