Colombia failed to deliver an impressive performance and they have been consistently disappointing the fans, although they reached in the World Cup quarter finals for the first time and that too in 2014. Despite their regular disappointing and rough attitude and performances, they yet have qualified for the mega event leaving unfair points behind.
Colombia World Cup Friendly Fixtures
This team has played two matches in the World Cup friendly scenario and defeated France by 3-2 on 23rd March, 2018, but after four days they met Australia and that match was draw in result.
- 23rd March – France (won 3-2)
- 27th March – Australia (drew 0-0)
World Cup Schedule – Colombia – 2018
They have been placed in the Group H along with Japan, Poland and Senegal. They would first meet with Japan on 19th June, 2018, Polian on 24th and Senegal on 28th June, 2018.
- 19th June – Japan
- 24th June – Poland
- 28th June – Senegal
Jose Pekerman – Coach – Colombia
Pekerman was appointed as head coach of the Colombian team back in 2012. He is one of the successful coaches in history of football. His team Argentina won Under-20 World Cup as well as Argentina also performed pretty impressive in World Cup 2006.
Colombia Squad – World Cup 2018 – Lineups
One of the important assets, James Rodriguez is also added in the team squad for World Cup 2018. He has performed up to the mark in World Cup qualifying round finished as top goal scorer. Carlos Sanchez, the specialist in balancing timing and position is also the first choice of selectors for team squad of Colombia.
- Goalkeepers – Jose Cuadrado, David Ospina, Camilo Vargas
- Defenders – Santiago Arias, Frank Fabra, Jefferson Lerma, Yerry Mina, Oscar Murillo, Davinson Sanchez, Cristian Zapata
- Midfielders – Abel Aguilar, Wilmar Barrios, Edwin Cardona, Juan Cuadrado, James Rodriguez, Juan Quintero, Carlos Sanchez, Mateus Uribe
- Forwards – Carlos Bacca, Miguel Borja, Radamel Falcao, Luis Muriel, Duvan Zapata
There are many new faces added in the team who would make their world cup debut. Edwin Cardona, the attacking midfielder is also added in the team squad. On the other side, Yerry Mina, the player at centre-half would also dominate his team during the mega event.