At the beginning of September 2023, the first two dates of the South American qualifying round were played, showing a couple of teams with six points at the start, while others achieved only one victory, and the others were condemned to leave their hands.
In that sense, there are many opportunities, but at the same time, there is pressure for teams like Colombia, Chile, or Paraguay, which, due to the development of the three places established until Qatar 2022, do not want to suffer the penalty of being left behind in the next orbital event.
The panorama of the first two days left Brazil and Argentina as the best, even at the beginning. Colombia follows in the top 3, followed by Uruguay and Venezuela. We expect one of the big surprises.
Aided by new technologies, in the last few hours the result of Google’s Artificial Intelligence tool, Bard, has been revealed about the possible teams classified for the next World Cup.
The results are positive for Colombia, which will return after its absence in Qatar 2022; however, the Chilean National Team will be the most affected if this judgment is fulfilled since it will complete the third orbital event (Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022) for those who were not present.
“In conclusion, my prediction is that Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, and Peru are the five teams that will qualify for the 2026 World Cup,” the AI ordered the teams to enter directly.
“Paraguay and Ecuador are the two teams that will qualify for the playoffs”, In this case, the direct sixth is the Guaran delegation, leaving the ‘Tri’ to fight for a place in the playoffs, remembering that they must fight. with – all the way – 3 points.
Regarding the Colombian National Team in particular, in the results, this tool praises the advantages of the national team, saying: “Colombia is a team that has improved in recent years and that now has an excellent generation of players.”
In addition to this, he cited a trio of players who, in his opinion, will be important if they are called: “The coffee growers have Luis Daz, Duván Zapata and Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, three players who will be decisive in the playoffs. “
If the fourth place placed by AI for Colombia can happen, those led by Néstor Lorenzo must make it a reality on the field. For this reason, the next two qualifying matches against Uruguay and Ecuador, scheduled for next October, will be important to these aspirations.
Conmebol Qualification Position Table
- Brazil: 6 points
- Argentina: 6 points
- Colombia: 4 points
- Uruguay: 3 points
- Venezuela: 3 points
- Peru: 2 points
- Paraguay: 1 point
- Chile: 1 point
- Ecuador: 0 points
- Bolivia: 0 points
*It should be noted that the Ecuadorian team started this eliminatory process with three points less due to the penalty imposed by the Supreme Court of Arbitration (TAS) for the ‘Byron Castillo Case’.