February 7, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup teams: Colombia (CONMEBOL), prominent players in 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying (theoretical best XI for Colombia, with 6 other player-options listed).

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Colombia national team. CONMEBOL (South America). Nickname: Los Cafeteros (the Coffee Growers) / Tricolor.
Colombia is in Group C (with Greece, Ivory Coast, and Japan). ‘2014 FIFA World Cup Group C‘ (
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification: 2014 is Colombia’s 5th qualification out of a 17 possible qualification attempts.
Colombia qualified for the World Cup in: 1962, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2014.
Previous WC: 1998, Group Stage / 1-0-2.
Highest WC finish: 1990, Round of 16 / 1-1-2.

-Population of Colombia: 47.0 million {2012 estimate}. Capital and largest city: Bogatá, pop. 10.7 million (metro area) {2013 figure}.

Coach of Colombia: José Pékerman. José Pékerman.
Captain of the Colombia squad: Mario Yepes, DF (Atalanta), age 37. Mario Yepes.

[Note: players below reflect final 2014 WC squad selections & stats are updated to after Colombia's 2nd Group Stage game of 19 June 2014.]
Below: Theoretical Best XI for Colombia (with 6 other player-options further below) -
Photo and Image credits above -
Colombia home jersey, photo from
Map of Colombia on globe, by Addicted04 at ‘File:Colombia (orthographic projection).svg‘ (
Map of Colombia by Demis at
José Pékerman, photo by Jorge Adorino/Reuters via
David Ospina (OGC Nice), photo from Abaca via
Santiago Arias (PSV), from Getty Images via
Cristián Zapata (Milan), photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images Europe via
Mario Yepes (Atalanta), photo by Daniele Buffa/Image Sport via
Pablo Armero (Napoli), photo by Getty Images Europe via
Fredy Guarín (Inter), photo by Claudio Villa via
Abel Aguilar (Toulouse), photo from
Carlos Sánchez (Elche), photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images Europe via
Víctor Ibarbo FW/W (Cagliari), photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images Europe via
James Rodríguez (Monaco), photo by Jack Phillips/CameraSport via
Radamel Falcao (Monaco), photo by Bob Edme/AP via
Other player-options, ,
Juan Cuadrado MF/RW (Fiorentina), photo from
Teófilo Gutiérrez FW (River Plate), photo from
, photo from
Jackson Martinez FW/W (Porto), photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images Europe via
Juan Quintero CM/AM (Porto), photo by Getty Images via
Alexander Mejía DM/CM/RM (Atlético Nacional), photo unattributed at


Thanks to the contributors at ‘2014 FIFA World Cup qualification‘ (
Thanks to the contributors at ‘Colombia national football team‘ (
Thanks to, for player-position details.

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