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Senegal vs Colombia - Aliou Cisse not changing approach ahead of Colombia clash

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by PA257 hits

Senegal head coach Aliou Cisse will leave nothing to chance as he attempts to guide Senegal into the last 16 at the World Cup finals.Cisse’s side sits in second place in Group H, level on points, goal difference and goals scored with Japan and a point ahead of Thursday’s opponents Colombia.However, having repeatedly witnessed late drama in Russia in recent days, he is determined to s...Full Story »

Colombia’s planning pays off in victory that ends Poland’s hopes

Posted Monday, June 25, 2018 by PA101 hits

Jose Pekerman lauded his Colombia players for carrying out his instructions to a tee as they kept alive their last-16 prospects and knocked Poland out of the World Cup with a 3-0 victory.The 2014 quarter-finalists were fighting to avoid an early elimination after their surprise loss to Japan and responded with a brilliant attacking display, with Yerry Mina, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado all f...Full Story »

Poland 0 Colombia 3: Falcao's maiden World Cup goal revitalises Pekerman's side

Posted Monday, June 25, 2018 by Goal.com177 hits

Poland went out of the World Cup after slipping to a 3-0 defeat against Colombia as Radamel Falcao scored his first World Cup goal. Radamel Falcao scored his first World Cup goal as Colombia revived their hopes of reaching the World Cup knockout phase with a 3-0 victory over Poland, who now cannot reach the last 16. Monaco striker Falcao stroked home his 30th international goal, making him t...Full Story »

Classy Colombia turn on the style to send Poland crashing out of World Cup

Posted Monday, June 25, 2018 by PA100 hits

Colombia kept alive their hopes of making the last 16 and knocked Poland out of the World Cup with a terrific 3-0 victory in Kazan.The 2014 quarter-finalists had been in danger of elimination following an opening loss to Japan, but they produced a brilliant attacking display against the Poles as Yerry Mina, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado all scored.Senegal and Japan’s draw means the Colo...Full Story »

Poland vs Colombia - James Rodriguez set to start for Colombia

Posted Sunday, June 24, 2018 by PA244 hits

Colombia coach Jose Pekerman is preparing to unleash James Rodriguez on Poland in an attempt to prevent an early World Cup exit.Playmaker Rodriguez was restricted to a substitute appearance in the opening defeat against Japan due to a calf injury.The 26-year-old, winner of the golden boot in Brazil four years ago, came on for the final half an hour in Saransk but was unable to help his team salv...Full Story »

Pekerman admits early dismissal cost ‘worn down’ Colombia

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PA88 hits

Colombia coach Jose Pekerman blamed his team’s World Cup defeat to Japan on fatigue after they played almost the entire match with a man less.Carlos Sanchez was sent off after just three minutes for handling Shinji Kagawa’s shot, with the Japan playmaker slotting home the resulting penalty.Colombia recovered to draw level through Juan Quintero’s free-kick before half-...Full Story »

Colombia 1 - 2 Japan: Sanchez red spoils Pekerman's plans

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Goal.com177 hits

Carlos Sanchez was shown the second-fastest red card in World Cup history as Colombia slipped to a 2-1 defeat in their World Cup opener against Japan in Mordovia. The Group H favourites suffered a nightmarish start to their campaign when Sanchez blocked Shinji Kagawa's shot with his arm after just two minutes and 56 seconds, prompting the referee to brandish the first straight red card for ha...Full Story »

Early red card costs Colombia as unfancied Japan claim shock win

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by PA99 hits

Colombia’s Carlos Sanchez became the first player to be sent off at the 2018 World Cup as Japan secured an entertaining 2-1 win in Saransk.The former Aston Villa midfielder was dismissed after just four minutes in the Group H opener for deliberate handball and Shinji Kagawa made no mistake with the resulting penalty.Colombia equalised shortly before half-time through Juan Quintero&rsq...Full Story »

Colombia(N) vs Japan - Japan coach Nishino admits earthquake has upset his players

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by PA222 hits

Japan boss Akira Nishino admits the squad have been shaken by the earthquake back home ahead of their World Cup opener against Colombia.They embark on their sixth straight campaign on Tuesday when they kick off in Group H.But Sunday’s 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Osaka, which has reportedly killed two and injured more than 200, has upset the team.SAMURAI BLUE (Japan National Team) ente...Full Story »

Russia vs France - Deschamps unfazed by defeat to Colombia ahead of Russia friendly

Posted Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by PA187 hits

Didier Deschamps will not allow France’s shock defeat to Colombia to affect his World Cup preparations.Les Bleus let a two-goal lead slip away as they lost 3-2 to the South American side on Friday, with Juan Quintero’s late penalty proving decisive.That could easily have put more onus on the result of Tuesday’s game away to World Cup hosts Russia, but Deschamps insists he will ...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps admits Colombia taught France a lesson in comeback win

Posted Saturday, March 24, 2018 by PA104 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps warned that his side had been given “a lesson in aggression” after blowing a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to Colombia in a friendly in Paris.Deschamps’ side appeared to be cruising after Olivier Giroud and Thomas Lemar had them 2-0 up after 26 minutes, but Luis Muriel quickly pulled one back and Radamel Falaco levelled just after the hour.With five minutes...Full Story »

France 2 - 3 Colombia: Late Juan Fernando Quintero goal sees Colombia stun France with comeback win

Posted Saturday, March 24, 2018 by PA198 hits

Juan Fernando Quintero’s late penalty saw Colombia come from 2-0 down to beat France 3-2 in a friendly in Paris.The hosts were cruising after 26 minutes thanks to goals from Olivier Giroud and Thomas Lemar, but Colombia were much the better team in the second half.Luis Muriel had pulled one back before the break and Radamel Falcao levelled after the hour. Then with only five minutes left, ...Full Story »

France vs Colombia - Deschamps wants players to embrace growing expectation

Posted Friday, March 23, 2018 by PA187 hits

Didier Deschamps has urged his France team to embrace the level of expectation around them to encourage the country’s full support at the World Cup.Les Blues host Colombia on Friday in one of their final fixtures before heading to Russia for this summer’s competition, and do so amid the optimism that came with their run to the final of Euro 2016.Progress made by highly-rated youngste...Full Story »

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