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FIFA World Cup 2018: Colombia team, records, fixtures

Colombia's national soccer goalkeeper David Ospinal.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

The FIFA World Cup 2018 is scheduled to be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities.

The final will be held at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Current World Cup squad (Provisional)

Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Arsenal/England), Camilo Vargas (Deportivo Cali), Ivan Arboleda (Banfield/Argentina), Jose Fernando Cuadrado (Once Caldas).

Defenders: Santiago Arias (PSV Eindhoven/Netherlands), Frank Fabra (Boca Juniors/Argentina), Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham/England), Cristian Zapata (AC Milan/Italy), Yerry Mina (Barcelona/Spain) Johan Mojica (Girona/Spain), Bernardo Espinosa (Girona/Spain), Oscar Murillo (Pachuca/Mexico), Farid Diaz (Olimpia/Paraguay), Stefan Medina (Monterrey/Mexico), William Tesillo (Leon/Mexico).

Midfielders: Abel Aguilar (Cali), Wilmar Barrios (Boca Juniors/Argentina), James Rodriguez (Bayern Munich/Germany), Carlos Sanchez (Espanyol/Spain), Jefferson Lerma (Levante/Spain), Giovanni Moreno (Shanghai Shenhua/China PR), Juan Fernando Quintero (River Plate/Argentina), Edwin Cardona (Boca Juniors/Argentina), Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Juventus/Italy), Gustavo Cuellar (Flamengo/Brazil), Sebastian Perez (Boca Juniors/Argentina), Mateus Uribe (America/Mexico)

Forwards: Radamel Falcao (Monaco/France), Carlos Bacca (Villarreal/Spain), Duvan Zapata (Sampdoria/Italy), Miguel Borja (Palmeiras/Brazil), Jose Izquierdo (Brighton/England), Luis Muriel (Sevilla/Spain), Teofilo Gutierrez (Junior), Yimmi Chara (Junior).

2018 FIFA World Cup

In Group H,  Colombia lost their opening encounter with Japan. They were reduced to 10-man within the first 10 minutes. They bounced back strongly to beat Poland 3-0 in the second group match and then beat Senegal 1-0 in the final league match and topped the group with 6 points.

Coach for 2018

Colombia's national soccer coach Jose Pekerman walks on the field during a training session in preparation for the World Cup in Russia. File Photo.

Colombia's national soccer coach Jose Pekerman walks on the field during a training session in preparation for the World Cup in Russia. File Photo.   | Photo Credit: AP

Jose Pekerman

Fixtures

FIFA World Cup 2018: Colombia team, records, fixtures
 

June 19: vs Japan

June 24: vs Poland

June 28: vs Senegal

Past records

No. of times team has played in WC (number): 5

No. of matches played (number): 18

No. of matches won: 7

No. of matches lost: 9

No. of times lost in finals (Number): 0

No. of times world cup won (number): 0

No. of goals scored in WC: 26

Top 3 players to watch: James Rodriguez, David Ospina, Carlos Sánchez

Road to WC: Colombia’s James Rodríguez, who won the Golden Boot in 2014, scored in the 55th minute, ensuring them a spot in the 2018 WC.

Player who has played most world cups (appearances): Freddy Rincón (10)

Player who has scored most no. of goals (Player:No. of goals): James Rodríguez (6)

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