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Colombia in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Appearances:
France 1998 was Colombia's 4th appearance in the World Cup Finals.

Best World Cup Performance:
Colombia first played in the World Cup finals at Chile 1962 and then seemed to forget about any claims to the trophy until Italy 1990; where they reached the Second Round.

Colombia in the 1998 World Cup

Federación Colombiana de Fútbol.
Group G

15th June: vs. Romania (0:1) in Lyon.

22nd June: vs. Tunisia (1:0) in Montpelier.

26th June: vs. England (0:2) in Lens.

No own goals for Colombia this time around, but only one goal of their own.

Knockout Stage

Colombia failed to qualify for the Second Round.

Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol.

Federación Colombiana de Fútbol.

Colombia World Cup Squad


1 Oscar Cordoba (Boca Juiors)
12 Miguel Calero (Nacional Medellin)
22 Farid Mondragon (Independiente)


2 Ivan Ramiro Cordoba (San Lorenzo)
3 Ever Palacios (Atletico Medellin)
4 Jose Santa (Atletico Medellin)
5 Jorge Bermudez (Boca Juniors)
13 Wilmer Cabrera (Millonarios)
16 Antonio Luis Moreno (Tolima)


6 Maurizio Serna (Boca Juniors)
8 Harold Lozano (Valladolid)
10 Carlos Valderrama (Miami Fusion)
14 Jorge Bolano (Junior Barranquilla)
15 Victor Artistizabal (Sao Paulo)
17 Andres Estrada (Atletico Medellin)
18 John Perez (Deportivo Cali)
19 Freddy Rincon (Corinthians)


7 Anthony de Avila (Barcelona, Ecuador)
9 Adolfo Valencia (Independiente)
11 Faustino Asprilla (Parma)
20 Hamilton Ricard (Middlesbrough)
21 Leider Preciado (Santa Fe Bogota)

Hernan Dario Gomez.

Teams by Group

Group A
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Group B
Travel to Austria Austria, Travel to Cameroon Cameroon, Travel to Chile Chile, Travel to Italy Italy.

Group C
Travel to Denmark Denmark, Travel to France France, Travel to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Travel to South Africa South Africa.

Group D
Travel to Bulgaria Bulgaria, Travel to Nigeria Nigeria, Travel to Paraguay Paraguay, Travel to Spain Spain.

Group E
Travel to Belgium Belgium, Travel to Holland Holland, Travel to Mexico Mexico, Travel to South Korea South Korea.

Group F
Travel to Germany Germany, Travel to Iran Iran, Travel to USA United States, Travel to Serbia Yugoslavia.

Group G
Travel to Colombia Colombia, Travel to England England, Travel to Romania Romania, Travel to Tunisia Tunisia.

Group H
Travel to Argentina Argentina, Travel to Croatia Croatia, Travel to Jamaica Jamaica, Travel to Japan Japan.

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