Colombia Squad For World Cup 2014: All the latest football team news, including the latest Colombia team fixtures, live scores, results, pictures and statistics.
The return after FIFA 1958, Colombia has not had much attention at the
World Cup , qualifying for only 4 times in 14 times and only once
participants get through the group stage on Italian soil in 1990.|
But it seems this time in the 2014 World Cup , the team nicknamed Los Cafeteros should want to escape the silence and assert influence in soccer festival .
Led by Argentine coach , Jose Pekerman , Colombia has very strong competition in the World Cup qualifiers in South America and ranked No. 2 behind Argentina . And in January 2012 , Colombia had to try before Argentina .
After a long period of time to improve, this team is achieving peak , even highly ranked in the nation's history . But after a friendly draw against the Netherlands , which they dropped to fourth place in the standings .
But many experts consider that they can be a seed in this tournament , and that would make it very difficult for the world's top teams such as Spain , Belgium , Germany and Brazil hosts .
Colombians , their goal is to raise questions Julius Rimet trophy , and is expected to be a difficult journey in the first round when they were classified in the same table with the giant of Africa , Ivory Coast , Greece and Japan .
Pekerman to spearhead leading Radamel Falcao , would certainly be very much concern of defense .
Juan Cuadrado , James Rodriguez and Pablo Armero is the best performing player in Colombia 's midfield , while Mario Yepes , Luis Perea as a foundation for defense . David Ospina , who has 41 goals , promises to be a tremendous surprise on Brazilian soil .
Certainly , all apprehensive about the possibility of explosion of Colombia , with a few top offensive players in the world, promises to be a great tournament on Brazilian soil .
World Cup 2014 Colombia National Team
World Cup 2014 Colombia Schedule Group C
Colombia is the 14th country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil after having qualified on the 11th of October 2013. The decisive match was against Chile which ended in a 3-3 draw. This score was enough for the World Cup 2014 Colombia national team to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. Player Teófilo Gutiérrez scored the first goal and Radamel Falcao scored 2 penalties. The match that really mattered though was Ecuador against Uruguay. There had to be a winner in order for Colombia to secure their spot in the 2014 World Cup. No draw had to be played. Fortunately for Colombia there was a winner which was Ecuador.
World Cup 2014 Colombia Players
Players who will probably be selected for the World Cup 2014 Colombia national team are:
Head Coach: José Pekerman (Argentinian)
Colombia World Cup History
How Many World Cups Played: 4
GP=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GS=Goals scored, GA=Goals against
Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
Did You Know Colombia:
1990 – Round of 16: With occupying the 3rd position in Group D, Colombia reached the Round of 16 but lost with 2-1 to Cameroon.
1962 – Group stage: This is the only World Cup where Colombia won 0 matches and therefore ended last in group 1.
Curious which place FIFA gave Colombia in their official ranking? Find out now!
Colombia in Action
1962 World Cup match against Soviet Union: 3-0 changed into 4-4 (Check also the ONLY olympic goal ever scored in World Cup history!)
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