In the summer, the United States will host the Copa America and one of the favorite nations is Colombia. Former Inter player and leader Ivan Cordoba is convinced of this: “Many times the team has faced the tournament thinking ‘let’s see what we can do’. For the first time we are candidates to win the title. I don’t remember if we ever were this ready for the Copa America, even in 2001 when we won. But the situations are not comparable. Colombia is my favorite for success.”

Among the players Cordoba would like to see in the squad is friend Mario Yepes, who is doing well at San Lorenzo: “For the friendship that binds me to him and according to what I have seen, I would see him wearing the national team shirt and play for his own country. His form would allow him. There is still time, we’ll see what happens.”

Yepes will compete with other defenders of high level: “I am happy to see players like Pedro Franco, Jeison Murillo and Santiago Arias. They come with a chance to prove that they are great players and it is good to see young and experienced players. If it’s up to them we will do very good.”