Colombia makes a triumphant return to the World Cup
Ten years ago, Greece won the European Championships to the surprise of everyone. Since then, they have made little impact in major tournaments. Some observers were touting them as dark horses in Brazil. Its opponent today, Colombia, was also supposed to be a team to watch. Here’s how the action went down in Belo Horizonte.
Hey, check it out, that’s American and MLS referee, Mark Geiger, who will be in charge of this game. He’s from, where else, New Jersey.
It’s an early goal. Pablo Armero, the freight train of a left back, puts Colombia ahead in just the 5th minute.
The not-so-beautiful game…
What a pass, but only Marco van Basten or Dennis Bergkamp puts that away.
Nice run from Panagiotis Kone. Greece’s best player thus far.
Kone again, as we said.
Yes, Mr. Referee, I admit it, I took a dive.
Keeper Orestis Karnezis makes a fine save. The Greeks are still in it.
Hey, hey, look who’s here, Colombia’s injured star Falcao. Good sport of him to show up and watch his teammates. He could could be on a beach in the Maldives.
Now that’s a yellow card.
Nice goal. Aguilar flicks on for Teó. 2-0 for Colombia.
Ohhh, Gekas heads of the crossbar.
Kone had a good game, and he has a great haircut, but he comes off, dejected, in the 78th minute.
Colombia keeps coming, looking for a third.
And they got it, in stoppage time through James Rodriguez. 3–0 for Colombia.