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Colombia at the World Cup

Colombia has appeared in the FIFA World Cup on six occasions (1962, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2014 and 2018).

In 2014, Colombia reached the quarter finals, the best ever result by the team.

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.


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