Colombia

Colombia

FIFA Ranking: 16th
The Colombia national football team represents Colombia in international football competitions and is overseen by the Colombian Football Federation. It is a member of the CONMEBOL and is currently ranked thirteenth in the FIFA World Rankings. The team are nicknamed Los Cafeteros due to the coffee production in their country.

Since the mid-1980s, the national team has been a symbol fighting the country's negative reputation. This has made the sport popular and made the national team a sign of nationalism, pride and passion for many Colombians worldwide. Colombia is known for having a passionate fan base.

Colombia had its strongest period during the 1990s. A 1993 match resulted in a 0–5 win over Argentina which began a special 'mutual respect' rivalry between both nations. The goalkeeper René Higuita achieved fame from his eccentric scorpion kick clearance against England at Wembley Stadium in 1995. Stars from Colombia's team included Carlos Valderrama and Faustino Asprilla. During this era Colombia qualified for the 1990, 1994, and 1998 World Cups, only reaching the second round in 1990. Following the death of Andrés Escobar after the 1994 World Cup, Colombia's team faded in the latter half of the 1990s. They were the champions of the 2001 Copa América, which they hosted and set a new Copa América record of conceding no goals and winning each match. Prior to that success, they were runners-up to Peru in the 1975 Copa América. In total, Colombia has gained a top four result in seven Copa Américas. Colombia was the first team to win FIFA best mover in 1993 where the achievement was first introduced and the second team after Croatia to win it twice in 2012.

Colombia missed three World Cups between 2002 and 2010. During the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, Colombia showed improvement over the 2011 Copa América, bringing its rank up to the top ten for the first time since 2002 and into the top five consistently for the first time since 2004. After a 16-year-long wait, in 2014 Colombia finally returned to the World Cup, where they were able to advance to the quarter-finals, the furthest Colombia has ever made it in a World Cup. Colombia's midfielder James Rodríguez won two awards, the Golden Boot for most goals and Best Goal of the Tournament.

The 1962 World Cup match against the Soviet Union finished in a 4–4 tie after Colombia had been down 4–1, making it one of the biggest comebacks in World Cup history. In that game, Colombia also scored a direct corner kick goal, also making it the only direct corner kick goal in World Cup history. Description provided by Wikipedia

The Colombia Squad

1. James Rodríguez Colombia 91.0m fans 882.6
2. Radamel Falcao Colombia 29.7m fans 872.4
3. Juan Cuadrado Colombia 15.6m fans 857.0
4. David Ospina Colombia 7.6m fans 850.7
5. Yerry Mina Colombia 3.6m fans 783.7
6. Carlos Bacca Colombia 4.9m fans 771.5
7. Santiago Arias Colombia 3.8m fans 755.4
8. Juan Fernando Quintero Colombia 3.0m fans 738.6
9. Abel Aguilar Colombia 1.2m fans 662.5
10. Davinson Sánchez Colombia 654.8k fans 662.2
11. Miguel Borja Colombia 847.4k fans 625.2
12. Wílmar Barrios Colombia 778.2k fans 612.1
13. Cristián Zapata Colombia 552.0k fans 572.6
14. Camilo Vargas Colombia 322.7k fans 509.0
15. Johan Mojica Colombia 214.6k fans 464.4
16. José Izquierdo Colombia 144.9k fans 444.5
17. Frank Fabra Colombia 76.5k fans 325.4
18. Jose Fernando Cuadrado Colombia 75.7k fans 324.7
19. Carlos Sánchez Moreno Colombia 37.2k fans 293.7
20. Jefferson Lerma Colombia 45.4k fans 286.3
21. Mateus Uribe Colombia 29.1k fans 229.7
22. Óscar Murillo Colombia No fans 174.8
23. Luis Fernando Muriel Colombia 411 fans 83.4

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