This debate was fueled by the “little encouragement” that more than 30,000 Colombian fans gave the tricolor in the ‘Metro’, while less than 1,000 Peruvians sang, jumped from start to finish and ended up celebrating the victory.
For some time now, especially due to the “bad streak” of the Colombian National Team at home, it has been debated whether the “Metro” in Barranquilla should be the only venue in the country.
This Friday there was a lot of color, more than 40 thousand fans of the coffee growers moved in ‘la arenosa’; something good for commerce, hotels and local restaurants.
Colorful, joy, folklore and as many have said, “a lot of farandulería”.
The game started at 4:00 pm, and the first half of the tricolor made us dream. The second, lousy and ended up losing a goal. Almost the only arrival from Peru, who played to defend himself, and scored the goal.
This caused the annoyance to be directed at the players, whiny.
Now, the discussion has gone back to Roberto Meléndez, which is the Metropolitan of Barranquilla, should continue to be the only headquarters of the National Team.
This stadium has not been lacking in public, but for many, a large part of the fans who go, “they only go to show business.” That is to say, some believe that the “bad time” of the tricolor is also related to the “little breath” that the fans give them, even if they are at a full house.
This stadium was inaugurated on May 11, 1986 replacing the Romelio Martínez stadium, it is the home of Junior FC and Barranquilla FC, as well.
The fact that Colombia qualified for four World Cups at that venue “gave it the right” to be the team’s home.
Italy 90, United States 94 and France 98, then went back to classify with Pekerman for Brazil 2014, for many one of the best World Cups we have ever had.
Less brilliant was the performance at Russia 2018.
The joy, the folklore and that special atmosphere that was felt in Barranquilla has begun to “decrease”, some point out.
For this reason, now they ask that the National Team not have a fixed home, but that it be able to play at home throughout the country; the cities mentioned, Cali with its Pascual Guerrero, Medellín with its Atanasio Girardot, Bogotá, even Manizales with the Palogrande have been thrown into the ring.
Barranquilla ceased to be “House of@FCFSeleccionCol” is simply the tourist “novelería” of the Antioqueños, Vallecaucanos and Bogotanos, who fill 90% of the Metropolitano, there are very few Atlanticenses who accompany the tricolor and there is NO support NOR backing. pic.twitter.com/WUo0DTDj2w
— Jaime Dinas (@JaimeDinas) January 29, 2022
I have always liked Barranquilla as the headquarters of the national team, but lately the Metropolitano seems like a stadium for tourists.
— Felix de Bedout (@fdbedout) January 28, 2022
Last 5 matches with Pékerman in Barranquilla: only one win.
2 games with Queiroz in Barranquilla: a win.
6 games with Rueda in Barranquilla since 2021: only one win.
The decline in the Metropolitan comes from October 2016, from Pékerman. Do not invent!
– ALVARO HINCAPIE C. (@HINCAPIEDATOS) January 28, 2022
We have the best fans in the world! ❤️
– Peruvian Selection ?? (@SeleccionPeru) January 28, 2022
The Colombian Football Federation is asked to rethink the fact that “the National Team belongs to the entire country, not to Barranquilla.”
The whistle on Friday when it was almost eliminated from the Qatar 2022 World Cup, is a bell.