Colombia v Greece, 14 June 2014

Score3-0 to Colombia
RefereeMark Geiger
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals Group C
VenueEstádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Attendance57,174
Kick-off 1.00pm local (5.00pm BST) Man of the Match: James Rodríguez (Colombia) Assistant referees: Mark Hurd (United States) Joe Fletcher (Canada) Fourth official: Alireza Faghani (Iran) Fifth official: Hassan Kamranifar (Iran) The two teams had met in one previous match, in a friendly in 1994, where Colombia won 2–0. Colombia midfielder Fredy Guarín was suspended for the match, after being sent off in the team's final qualifier against Paraguay. Colombia took the lead within five minutes, Juan Cuadrado's cutback was converted by Pablo Armero via a deflection off Greek defender Kostas Manolas. Colombia extended the lead in the second half, when Abel Aguilar flicked on a corner kick from James Rodríguez and Teófilo Gutiérrez scored from close range. Greece's best chance fell to Theofanis Gekas, who headed against the bar. In stoppage time, Cuadrado set up James to complete the scoring with a low shot. The 3–0 scoreline was Colombia's biggest win to date in the World Cup.

3  Colombia

Manager: Jose Pekerman

0  Greece

Manager: Fernando Santos

Goals:

Pablo Armero 5 G
Teófilo Gutiérrez 58 G
James Rodríguez 90 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David Ospina
Defender Pablo Armero
Defender Mario Yepes (captain)
Defender Cristián Zapata
Defender/Midfielder Juan Cuadrado
Defender/Midfielder Camilo Zúñiga
Midfielder Abel Aguilar
Midfielder Victor Ibarbo
Midfielder James Rodríguez
Midfielder Carlos Sánchez

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis
Defender José Holebas
Defender Giannis Maniatis
Defender Kostas Manolas
Midfielder Konstantinos Katsouranis (captain)
Midfielder Panagiotis Kone
Forward Theofanis Gekas

Substitutions:

Alexander Mejia for Abel Aguilar 69
Santiago Arias for Pablo Armero 74
Jackson Martínez for Teófilo Gutiérrez 76

Substitutions:

Giannis Fetfatzidis for Dimitrios Salpingidis 57
Kostas Mitroglou for Theofanis Gekas 64
Giorgios Karagounis for Panagiotis Kone 78

Cards:

Carlos Sánchez 26 Y

Cards:

Sokratis Papastathopoulos 52 Y
Dimitrios Salpingidis 55 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon
Goalkeeper Camilo Vargas
Defender Santiago Arias
Defender Éder Balanta
Defender Carlos Valdés
Midfielder Carlos Carbonero
Midfielder Alexander Mejia
Midfielder Juan Quintero
Forward Carlos Bacca
Forward Adrián Ramos

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Panagiotis Glykos
Goalkeeper Stefanos Kapino
Defender Vangelis Moras
Defender Loukas Vyntra
Midfielder Giannis Fetfatzidis
Midfielder Giorgios Karagounis
Midfielder Andreas Samaris
Midfielder Alexandros Tziolis
Midfielder/Forward Lazaros Christodoulopoulos