Colombia at the World Cup
Colombia was originally selected to host the 1986 World Cup after a well-fought battle. However, due to financial deficiency, Colombia was unable to improve the facilities to meet FIFA's requirement in time. Mexico, after beating other contenders including USA, replaced Colombia as the 1986 host country. In 2014, Colombia reached the quarter finals, the best ever result by the team.
- Colombia goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon became the oldest player in FIFA World Cup history after appearing in a 4-1 win over Japan aged 43 in 2014.
- Colombian player Andreas Escobar was killed by a soccer fan soon after he returned home from USA 94. Colombia were one of the favorites, and their early exit shocked the Colombian people. Escobar scored a clear own goal in their loss to USA in a crucial First Round game on 22/6/94. Two weeks later, he was shot dead by an angry fan in his home town. The killer Humberto Munoz was sentenced to jail for 43 years, but was released on 6 October 2005 after serving just 11 years.
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