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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.

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15:02

OBRIGADO
Thank you for following along with the first World Cup match of the day with us! While the Colombians continue to dance and sing following their victory over Greece, our focus now shifts to Uruguay-Costa Rica. Follow the minute-by-minute action in our Global Stadium.

14:57

Goal Counter

18Goals so far
JAMES
COL3-0GRE
Latest Scorer
COL
JAMES
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Colombia
ColombiaCOL
Greece
GreeceGRE

Statistics

Ball possession

46%
54%
19Fouls Committed14
8Attempts On Target7
12Shots12
3Total Goals scored0
0Penalties scored0
14:54
JAMES
ColombiaCOL
Midfielder

has been elected Man of the Match

90MINUTES PLAYED48TOTAL PASSES1GOALS FOR6SHOTS
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FULL TIME: Colombia begin their Group C campaign in style with a strong 3-0 performance against a tough Greek side. Coach Jose Pekerman will be glad with his team's result and both sides will now be paying attention to tonight's final match when Côte d'Ivoire take on Japan.

14:52
The final whistle sounds.
14:51
90'+ JAMES (Colombia) scores!!

GOAL: No10 makes it three for Los Cafeteros! Rodriguez tucks the ball into the corner past a helpless Karnezis.

14:50
90'+FETFATZIDIS (Greece) commits a foul.
14:49
90'+FETFATZIDIS (Greece) commits a foul.
14:49

SHAKIRA THE SUPPORTER
The singer is surely happy how things are going for the South Americans so far:
"This is Colombia!
Good luck in the first game of the World Cup!"

Man of the Match

Midfielder

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

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Line-ups

Colombia
ColombiaCOL
Greece
GreeceGRE
(GK)
(GK)
(C)
74'
78'
69'
57'
76'
64'
(C)
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
74'
69'
64'
78'
76'
57'
Not eligible to play
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

  • --Temperature
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Officials

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

Games

  • World Cup Fantasy

  • Castrol's Predictor Challenge

  • Your 11

  • Dream Team

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