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World Cup live blog: June 14

Games kick off at noon with Colombia vs. Greece, followed by Uruguay-Costa Rica at 3, Italy-England at 6 and Ivory Coast-Japan at 9.

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Colombia and the legacy of the 1994 World Cup

Colombia fans enjoy the atmosphere in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, before their team's World Cup opener vs. Greece.  (Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Colombia fans enjoy the atmosphere in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, before their team’s World Cup opener vs. Greece. (Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Follow the link to read a post by Ishaan Tharoor of The Post’s WorldViews blog previewing Colombia’s World Cup with a look at the long shadow of its disappointing — and ultimately tragic — showing in the 1994 tournament.

 

David Larimer
June 14, 11:29 am
  • David Larimer June 14, 11:29 am

A small taste of Manaus

The Post’s Rick Maese is in the Amazonian city of Manaus for today’s big Italy-England matchup, but first he shows us that soccer is on the beach and “peacock” is on the menu.

 

David Larimer
June 14, 11:52 am
  • David Larimer June 14, 11:52 am

Colombia scores first goal!

The kick came off a deflected shot from Pablo Armero.

Marissa Payne
June 14, 12:07 pm
  • Marissa Payne June 14, 12:07 pm

Colombia fans pack the Mineirao

(Alex Baldinger/The Washngton Post)

(Alex Baldinger/The Washngton Post)

The Post’s Alex Baldinger is taking in the Colombia-Greece match, which is underway in Belo Horizonte at the stadium known as the Mineirao. He reports: If the stadium holds 65,000 I think 70,000 of them are Colombian.” Given Colombia’s early 1-0 lead, the atmosphere is likely just a bit festive.

David Larimer
June 14, 12:09 pm
  • David Larimer June 14, 12:09 pm

Pablo Armero has done that celebration dance before

After scoring the first goal for Colombia, Pablo Armero impressed his bench — and the Internet — by doing his signature dance.

Here’s a view of his moves from the back after a World Cup qualifying game.

(Via 9gag.com)

Marissa Payne
June 14, 12:13 pm
  • Marissa Payne June 14, 12:13 pm
Marissa Payne
June 14, 12:18 pm
  • Marissa Payne June 14, 12:18 pm

Colombia is dominating the field compared to Greece so far

Marissa Payne
June 14, 12:24 pm
  • Marissa Payne June 14, 12:24 pm

The World Cup scene in D.C.

Fritz Hahn of the Going-Out Guide has some World Cup brunch plans for you. Check them out here.

And Roxanne Roberts on World Cup fever on Embassy Row.

Brazilian Embassy

Fans celebrate a goal by the host country at a watch party on Thursday at the Brazilian Embassy. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

David Larimer
June 14, 12:25 pm
  • David Larimer June 14, 12:25 pm

Colombia's Carlos Sanchez got the game's first yellow card

Referee Mark Gieger booked the Colombia after he fouled Greece’s Giorgos Samaras.

Marissa Payne
June 14, 12:31 pm
  • Marissa Payne June 14, 12:31 pm

Greece doing better after Colombia's goal

According to ABC, Greece is controlling percentage of time with the ball at 60 percent compared to Colombia’s 40 percent. The score remains 1-0 with Colombia up.

Marissa Payne
June 14, 12:34 pm
  • Marissa Payne June 14, 12:34 pm
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