2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

Yerry MINA

Age
24
Height
195.0 cm
Date of Birth 23 September 1994
International Caps
15
International Goals
6

One of the tallest players in the Colombia squad, Yerry Mina obviously brings aerial strength – at both ends of the pitch – to the team, but he is also an agile player equipped with two good feet and judicious decision-making. Still only 24, the mobile centre-back plays with the maturity of a seasoned veteran. 

It was this collection of attributes that convinced Jose Pekerman to call up the defender for the 2016 Copa America Centenario, where he made two appearances. Mina subsequently started five Russia 2018 qualifying matches, forming solid defensive partnerships with Cristian Zapata and Oscar Murillo, and popping up with a crucial late equaliser against Uruguay.