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.
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.
The kick came off a deflected shot from Pablo Armero.
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.
After scoring the first goal for Colombia, Pablo Armero impressed his bench — and the Internet — by doing his signature dance.
Colombia dance wins the World Cup— Nick Bromberg (@NickBromberg) June 14, 2014
OK, Colombia’s goal dance thing was really cool.— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) June 14, 2014
aaw I love Colombia’s little dance!!! go #COL— Cynthia R (@ItsCynthiaR) June 14, 2014
Here’s a view of his moves from the back after a World Cup qualifying game.
This is what team spirit looks like.
And Roxanne Roberts on World Cup fever on Embassy Row.
Referee Mark Gieger booked the Colombia after he fouled Greece’s Giorgos Samaras.