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30/07/2011
4:1 (1:1)
  • James RODRIGUEZ (30' PEN)
  • Luis MURIEL (48' 66')
  • Santiago ARIAS (64')
  • Gilles SUNU (21')

Summary

Rampant Colombia brush aside France

Buoyed by incredible support from their fans, the South Americans recovered a deficit to beat France 4-1 in their first Group A game, with Luis Muriel scoring twice.

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Line-up

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Substitute(s)

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Coaches

Eduardo LARA (COL)
(FRA) Francis SMERECKI

Officials

Referee: Peter O LEARY (NZL)Assistant Referee 1: Ravinesh KUMAR (FIJ)Assistant Referee 2: Jackson NAMO (SOL)Fourth official: Mark GEIGER (USA)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 36)


Latest Comments:
brandan2912
14/01/2012 at 20:36
The host team is usually supposed to be the winner of a group, but South Africa failed to advance in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. But usually the hosts win the most games.
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jjarago
01/08/2011 at 18:32
jjarago (Colombia)
It's true that Colombia is greatest team.
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CafeteroNYC
01/08/2011 at 03:07
COLOMBIA!!!! .... our land, our team, our CUP!!! VAMOS COLOMBIA!!!
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Statistics

14Shots13
4Corner kicks8
0Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
55%Possession (%)45%
  • James Rodriguez of Colombia celebrates scoring his sides equalising goal
  • France's Clement Grenier (L) and Ecuador's Fernando Gaibor (R)
  • Michael Ortega (L) of Colombia duels for the ball with Gueida Fofana of France
  • Colombia players sing their country's national anthem
  • Players of France pose for a team picture
  • Juan Cabezas of Colombia enters the pitch

Eduardo Lara, Colombia coach: "The fans’ support was extraordinary. We have to make the most of this World Cup, given that it’s ours, it’s on our patch. It’s like going to a party, you have dance, have fun and make the most of it."