Currently sitting at No. 10 in the FIFA World Rankings, the Colombian National Soccer Team is the highest-ranked South American soccer team to have never lifted up a World Cup trophy. To date, Colombia’s best performance at a World Cup happened in 2014, where the team placed fifth. Colombian player James Rodriguez also won the Golden Boot award that year for scoring six goals — the most of any player in the tournament. "Los Cafeteros" — a nickname given to the team that references Colombia’s large and famous coffee growing and export industry — has long been a dynamic team on the world stage with a loyal and passionate fanbase. From the time the team first qualified for the World Cup in 1962 to the highly promising players that the team brought together during the 1990s, those fans have followed it around the world and cheered it on to victory. You can be one of those fans, too. Get your Colombia National Soccer Team tickets at StubHub.
Who are some noteworthy Colombian National Soccer Team players?
Other than the team's talented striker and Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez, the Colombian National Soccer Team has had a history of bringing creative and enigmatic players to the pitch. As part of Colombia's "Golden Generation" of the 1990s, former goalkeeper Rene "Loco" Higuita will forever be remembered by soccer fans for his signature "scorpion kick" move. Current team captain Radamel "El Tigre" Falcao is also known as one of the deadliest strikers in the sport today. Carlos "El Pibe" Valderrama, also on the team during the 1990s, is known for his unique look as well as for his intricate ball-handling technique and his generalship on the pitch.
Which games has the Colombian National Soccer Team participated in of late?
The Colombian National Soccer Team’s most recent handful of games were all a series of international friendly matches against a variety of different countries. On September 10, 2019, the team played against Venezuela to a 0-0 draw. A subsequent game against Chile on October 12, 2019, also ended in a 0-0 draw. Three days later on October 15, 2019, Colombia played another friendly match against Algeria. Then, on November 15, 2019, Colombia played and won friendly matches against Peru. For days later, the team also played against and defeated Ecuador in another match.
What is the Colombian National Soccer Team’s schedule?
Heading into 2020, Colombia will play a few CONMEBOL Qualifying Games, or qualifying games for the South American portion of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, to be held in Qatar. On March 26, 2020, Colombia will play a game against Venezuela. Then, on March 31, 2020, it will play against Chile. Following these games, Colombia will play a series of games as part of the 2020 Copa América. The first of these will be against Ecuador and will take place on June 13, 2020. Subsequent games in this series will take place on June 17, June 21, June 17 and July 1, 2020, and will be against Venezuela, Peru, Brazil and Qatar, respectively. The team will then have to prepare for three more CONMEBOL Qualifying Games against Uruguay, Ecuador and Brazil on September 3, September 8 and October 8, 2020, respectively.
Where does Colombia typically play many of its soccer games?
When what is thus far Colombia’s best World Cup run ended, the team played against Brazil in a Quarter Final match on July 4, 2014. That match took place at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil. The team has also frequently played games at stadiums like the Estadio Atanasio Girardot in Medellín, Colombia, and the Estadio Nemesio Camacho El Campin in Bogotá, Colombia.
What other events are similar to Colombian National Soccer Team games?
Of course, all true soccer fans have an interest in trying to secure tickets to games at the 2022 World Cup, which Colombia is currently in the process of attempting to qualify for. Beyond this, Colombia has consistently performed well at the major South American soccer tournament, the Copa América. Fans of the Colombian National Soccer Team may also be interested to have the chance to follow other important South American soccer teams like Brazil,Argentina,Uruguay,Paraguay,Chile and Mexico.Back to Top
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