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Colombia

Matches

19th June - 1pm
Colombia 1-2 Japan

24th June - 7pm
Poland 0-3 Colombia

28th June - 3pm
Senegal 0-1 Colombia

3rd July
Columbia 1-1 England (England win 3-4 on penalties)

 

Flag: One of the stranger flags on show, Colombia’s tricolor has three horizontal stripes with the biggest band being the yellow one (to represent the gold found in the country), followed by blue (for the sea around Colombia) and then red (for the blood spilt by freedom fighters).

Population: 48.65 million

Nickname: Los Cafeteros (The Coffee Growers). It’s not the only thing the country is famous for producing. It also ships out around £8billion worth of crude petroleum every year.

Manager: Jose Pekerman – the man who also coached fierce rivals Argentina in the 2006 World Cup Finals in Germany. The Argentine has been in charge since 2012.

Captain: Monaco (and Manchester United and Chelsea flop) Radamel Falcao.

Star Man: Bayern Munich midfielder (on loan from Real Madrid) and one of the superstars of the last World Cup, James Rodriguez.

Rising Star: If Tottenham’s young central defender Davinson Sanchez has a strong tournament he may well get a move to a big club.

 

 

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