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Colombia keeps World Cup hopes alive as they beat Poland 3-0

Colombia’s squad spectacularly cruises to 3-0 victory over Poland, securing a opportunity for the round of 16 in FIFA World Cup 2018. Colombia keeps their World Cup hopes alive as they beat Poland at the Kazan Arena on Sunday — an effect that knocks Poland out of the tournament.

Colombia opened the scoring late in the initial half through defender Yerry Mina, who headed the ball past Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. Radamel Falcao doubled Colombia’s lead in the 70th minute with a scientific finish, as he found the underside left hand corner of the net.

Just 5 minutes later, Juan Cuadrado made the overall game safe. He received an exceptional pass from James Rodriguez and slid the dagger ball past Szczesny, burying Poland’s hopes of attaining the round of 16.

FIFA named the person of the match Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez after setting up two goals for his team. Rodriguez provided two  skillful assists for his teammates during the overall game, first for Yerry Mina, who buried the ball into the internet with a header, which gave his side the lead, and then an exquisite pass for Juan Cuadrado, who scored Colombia’s third.

Poland lost their first World Cup Group H encounter against Senegal 2-1, while Colombia was defeated by Japan by the exact same scoreline.

Colombia have three points to date and currently sit third in Group H behind Senegal and Japan, who both have four points. Poland will play their final match of the group stage against Japan on June 28, with Colombia set to manage Senegal on a single day.

The World Cup group stage match between Poland and Colombia in Kazan was attended by a sell-out crowd of 42,873 fans, which broke the stadium’s attendance record, FIFA said via the tournament’s official Twitter account on Sunday.


The Kazan Arena’s previous attendance record was set on June 20 in the match between Iran and Spain, that was attended by 42,718 fans.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the matches being played in 11 cities across Russia.

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