Colombia vs. Greece in GIFs

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.

Ref
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.

goal
It’s an early goal. Pablo Armero, the freight train of a left back, puts Colombia ahead in just the 5th minute.

kick
The not-so-beautiful game…

yellow card
Ditto.

highkick
What a pass, but only Marco van Basten or Dennis Bergkamp puts that away.

deflection
Nice run from Panagiotis Kone. Greece’s best player thus far.

attempt
Kone again, as we said.

mask
OK.

finger
Yes, Mr. Referee, I admit it, I took a dive.

shot
Keeper Orestis Karnezis makes a fine save. The Greeks are still in it.

falcao
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.

yellow card
Now that’s a yellow card.

goal2
Nice goal. Aguilar flicks on for Teó. 2-0 for Colombia.

cross
Ohhh, Gekas heads of the crossbar.

walk
Kone had a good game, and he has a great haircut, but he comes off, dejected, in the 78th minute.

shot
Colombia keeps coming, looking for a third.

goal3
And they got it, in stoppage time through James Rodriguez. 3–0 for Colombia.

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