It’s the tale of two Latin American nations when Guatemala and Colombia collide at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL on Feb. 6 at 8:00 p.m.
Colombia will enter the game fifth in the latest FIFA ranking, its highest ranking since 1996 when they placed fourth.
Meanwhile, back in Central America, Guatemala will enter the game 87th in the FIFA rankings, as they failed to reach the second leg of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers late last year.
Los Chapines will look to start off new this year, but will have trouble containing Colombia’s Radamel Falcao, who’s recent scoring form has led towards many clubs courting for his signature in recent and future transfer windows.
Columbia’s last match at Sun Life Stadium was against Brazil- host nation of the 2014 World Cup. The match ended in a 1-1 draw, but with Brazil 2014 approaching, Falcao and company look to continue their recent run in the world stage and hope to avoid a notable collapse which dates back to the 1994 Word Cup.
With Guatemala’s Carlos Ruiz retiring from international football late in 2012, Guatemala will look to begin a new era in their football history with the likes of promising young players such as Marco Pappa, whom could be a potential catalyst for Los Chapines.
The match, which looks a bit one-sided on paper, will sure enough be a classic as both national teams will look to play their star players.
Pappa versus Falcao is set to be a treat for travelers and viewers from around the globe, as well as many South Florida soccer fans.