At the last World Cup in Brazil 2014, Columbia stunned with their impressive football. This time they are seen as a dark horse, especially with their young and hungry, talented youngsters like Barcelona’s Yerry Mina and Davinson Sanchez. They have experienced players like RadamelFalcao, James Rodriguez and Carlos Bacca.
The Columbian side qualified from a tough class in the CONMEBOL division. They struggled against top teams like Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil, taking only two points from a possible 18. Columbia had a good record against the rest of the six teams in the qualifying race and it helped them in the race to Russia. They were lucky to get a group that also holds Senegal, Poland and Japan. It presents them a fighting chance if they can shock any of the two favourites: Senegal and Poland.