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Men's Olympic Qualifying: United States U-23 Men's National Team vs. Colombia
Mar 29 2016
Details of Colombia and the Ticket Luck value
Ranked as the fifth best team in the world by FIFA, the national soccer team of Colombia has come a long way in establishing themselves as a formidable opponent in international soccer. Part of the South American Football Confederation, also known as CONMEBOL, Colombia qualified from what are often thought of as the toughest qualifiers of the world; the World Cup Qualifiers of CONMEBOL. Columbia secured a place in the coveted top thirty two positions of the Final Competition when they came in as runner ups in the Round Robin system.
With some of the most talented players included in the squad line-up for this year's FIFA World Cup, Colombia is fast becoming a favorite. Including star players such as goalie David Ospina, defender Cristian Zapata, midfielders James Rodriguez, Abel Aguilar, Fredy Guarin, and forward Teofilo Gutierrez, Colombia has gathered a promising roster of agile, skilled and talented players.
Colombia first played soccer on an international level in 1937. While they initially struggled to qualify for the world cup, they found massive fame in the 1990's when they were widely recognized for their mastery of the game. In the past, Colombia's national team has reached the fourteenth position in the 1990 FIFA World Cup after getting placed in the Round of 16s. While internationally, they haven't won higher positions, they have however come in fourth in the FIFA Confederations Cup of 2003. In the last three FIFA World Cups, 2002, 2006 and 2010, Colombia could not qualify. However, this time around, led by the prized coach Jose Pekerman, Colombia has come back into the game with a team that is better prepared, more cohesive and more determined than ever.
Playing in Group C of this year's preliminary rounds, Colombia is scheduled to play against Greece on Saturday, the fourteenth of June at the host stadium; Estadio do Mineirao in Belo Horizonte. Greece qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup when they won the play-offs in the second round of the UEFA Qualifiers. Their FIFA ranking oscillates between positions twelve and fourteen, but they have enjoyed a steady presence among the top twenty FIFA teams.
As Greece and Colombia get ready to face each other, fans and soccer enthusiasts are excited of the possibilities that the match could bring. This year, the strength that Colombia has exhibited in terms of the ability and team power of the players, has brought new energy in their game. Considered to be the dark horse of this tournament, Colombia has made many hopeful who wish to see the team sail through to the finals.
For those who are looking for an exciting, unpredictable and exhaustingly riveting match between two of the most favored underdogs of this season, Colombia tickets are available for the 2014 FIFA matches.