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Colombia back with a bang

Pablo Armero, Teofilo Gutierrez and James Rodriguez were on target as Colombia celebrated their return to the FIFA World Cup with a 3-0 win over Group C rivals Greece.

Match Highlights

Quotes

"This is a fantastic result for the whole of Colombia because there was a lot of emotion among the fans today," Jose Pekerman, Colombia coach

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14:52
The final whistle sounds.
14:51
90'+ JAMES (Colombia) scores!!
14:50
90'+FETFATZIDIS (Greece) commits a foul.
14:49
90'+FETFATZIDIS (Greece) commits a foul.
14:44
86'KARAGOUNIS (Greece) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on JACKSON M. (Colombia).
14:42
85'SAMARAS (Greece) sees an effort go off target.
14:39
82'JACKSON M. (Colombia) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:39
81'JACKSON M. (Colombia) illegally handles the ball.
14:37
79'C. SANCHEZ (Colombia) commits a foul.
14:36
78' KARAGOUNIS (in) comes off the bench to replace KONE (out) (Greece)
14:36
78'MANIATIS (Greece) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on JAMES (Colombia).
14:35
77'IBARBO (Colombia) commits a foul.
14:35
77'KARNEZIS (Greece) blocks the shot.
14:35
77'ARIAS (Colombia) sees his effort hit the target.
14:34
76' JACKSON M. (in) comes off the bench to replace TEO (out) (Colombia)

Man of the Match

Midfielder

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Line-ups

Colombia
ColombiaCOL
Greece
GreeceGRE
(GK)
(GK)
(C)
74'
8
78'
69'
57'
9
76'
10
17
64'
14
(C)
SubstitutesSubstitutes
12
(GK)
12
(GK)
(GK)
13
(GK)
74'
13
Not eligible to play
69'
64'
78'
17
11
19
57'
76'
23
CoachCoach
Jose PEKERMAN (ARG)Fernando SANTOS (POR)

Match Facts

Belo Horizonte

Since the 18th century, during the days of the Inconfidência Mineira - an independence conspiracy against the domination of the Portuguese crown - the state of Minas Gerais gambled with the idea of instating a new capital to replace Ouro Preto.

Estadio Mineirao

  • Stadium nameEstadio Mineirao
  • CityBelo Horizonte
  • Year constructed1965
  • Overall capacity58170

Weather

  • Partly Cloudy
  • 24° CTemperature
  • 11 m/sWind
  • 51 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Mark GEIGER
    USA
    USAUSA
  • Assistant Referee 1: Sean HURD (USA)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Joe FLETCHER (CAN)
  • Fourth official: Alireza FAGHANI (IRN)

Groups

Group C
TeamsTeamsTeamsMPWDLGFGA+/-Pts
COL
33009279
GRE
311124-24
CIV
310245-13
JPN
301226-41