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Colombia's Hopes Crushed by England's 2-0 Win
David Beckham and Darren Anderton scored to help England defeat Colombia, 2-0, June 27 and advance to the next round. The Colombians failed to advance to the second round for the second World Cup in a row.


From The Post

 JUNE 28: England's 2-0 Win Over Colombia Quells Hooligans
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From AP

 JUNE 15: Romania Hangs On to Beat Colombia, 1-0
 JUNE 22: Colombia Stays in Contention, Beats Tunisia 1-0
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World Cup Highlights

 Fourth appearance in World Cup finals (1962, '90, '94, '98)
 Reached final of the Copa America in 1975
 Third in the Copa America in 1993 and 1995


First-Round Results

Day Opponent Site
Monday, June 15 Romania 1, Colombia 0 Lyon
Monday, June 22 Colombia 1, Tunisia 0 Montpellier
Friday, June 27 England 2, Colombia 0 Lens

Complete First-Round Results


Roster

Pos. Name Age Club
GKFarid Mondragon26Independiante
GKOscar Cordoba 28 America
GKMiguel Calero27Atletico Nacional
DJorge Bermudez27 Boca Juniors
DWilmer Cabrera30Milonarios
DIvan Ramiro Cordoba21San Lorenca
DEver Palacios29Deportivo Cali
DJose Santa27 Atletico Nacional
DAntonio Moreno27Deportes Tolima
MMaurizio Serna30Boca Juniors
MAndres Estrada30 Deportivo Cali
MCarlos Valderrama36Miami Fusion
MFreddy Rincon31 Corinthians
MHarold Lozano26 Valladolid
MJohn Perez28Deportivo Cali
MJorge Bolano21 Atletico Junior
FAdolfo Valencia30Independiente
FLeider Preciado21Santa Fe Bogota
FFaustino Asprilla28Parma
FVictor Aristizabal26Sao Paulo
FHamilton Ricard23Middlesbrough
FAnthony de Avila34NY/NJ MetroStars


Road to France

Won Lost Tied GF GA
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How Qualified: 3rd place in CONMEBOL
DateResult
Nov. 16, 1997Argentina 1, Colombia 1
Sept. 10, 1997Colombia 1, Venezuela 0
Aug. 20, 1997Colombia 3, Bolivia 0
July 20, 1997Colombia 1, Ecuador 0
July 6, 1997Chile 4, Colombia 1
June 8, 1997Uruguay 1, Colombia 1
April 30, 1997Colombia 0, Peru 1
April 2, 1997Paraguay 2, Colombia 1
Feb. 12, 1997Colombia 0, Argentina 1
Dec. 15, 1996 Venezuela 0, Colombia 2
Nov. 10, 1996 Bolivia 2, Colombia 2
Oct. 9, 1996 Ecuador 0, Colombia 1
Sept. 1, 1996 Colombia 4, Chile 1
July 7, 1996 Colombia 3, Uruguay 1
June 2, 1996Peru 1, Colombia 1
April 24, 1996 Colombia 1, Paraguay 0

Facts and Figures


Knight-Ridder/Tribune
Land area: 1,134,914 square kilometers. Colombia is the only South American country with coastlines on both North Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
Independence: July 20, 1810 (from Spain)
Population: 37,418,290 (July 1997 estimate)
Religion: Roman Catholic (95 percent)
Capital: Bogota
Main cities: Medellin, Cali, Barranquilla
System of government: Republic
Head of state: Ernesto Samper
Currency: Peso


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