Colombia’s World Cup squad led by stars James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao arrived in Russia on Tuesday
It was a struggle for Colombia to even qualify for a second straight World Cup with a spot only sealed in the last match.
From 2002 to 2010 the South Americans failed to qualify for three consecutive World Cups.
It was Argentine Jose Pekerman who helped lead Colombia back to international football prominence.
Colombia have been drawn in Group H alongside Japan, Poland and Senegal.