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Thursday June 19 2014
Colombia overcome Ivory Coast

Goals from James Rodriguez and Juan Quintero gave Colombia a hard-fought 2-1 win over Ivory Coast.

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Thursday June 19 2014
Line-ups: Colombia-Ivory Coast

There will be seven Serie A representatives on show as Colombia take on Ivory Coast in Brasilia this afternoon.

The South American side have named an unchaged line-up from the one that beat Greece last week, despite Fredy Guarin being available after suspension.

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Thursday June 19 2014
Kone ready for Japan challenge

Greece midfielder Panagiotis Kone has insisted that his side will bounce back from the defeat to Colombia last week.

The Bologna playmaker was part of the XI that lost to the South American’s in their opening game of the World Cup.

But the Rossoblu man has claimed that his men will be ready to face Japan in Natal this evening.

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Wednesday June 18 2014
Cuadrado: Ivory Coast tough

Juan Cuadrado says Colombia’s next World Cup opponents Ivory Coast are one of the toughest teams to face in the competition.

Both sides won their opening games, against Greece and Japan respectively, to jointly lead Group C.

“For me Ivory Coast are one of the most difficult opponents at the World Cup,” Fiorentina's Cuadrado told FIFA’s official website.

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Tuesday June 17 2014
Cuadrado 'happy' at Fiorentina stay

Colombia star Juan Guillerme Cuadrado admits he is “very happy” that Fiorentina decided to buy him outright.

The winger had been co-owned with Udinese, but the Viola agreed to buy the remaining 50 per cent of his contract for €15m.

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Tuesday June 17 2014
Roma want Switzerland & Colombia stars

Roma are interested in signing two World Cup defenders, according to reports in the Italian Press today.

Corriere dello Sport believe that the Giallorossi have set their sights on Switzerland’s Ricardo Rodriguez and Eder Balanta of Colombia.

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Sunday June 15 2014
Benitez rules out Napoli targets

Rafa Benitez said Napoli don’t need a goalkeeper, right-back or centre-back. “We have Rafael, Camilo Zuniga and Kalidou Koulibaly.”

The Coach took to his personal website to write a blog on the many Napoli players currently taking part in the World Cup.

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Saturday June 14 2014
Santos: 'Congratulations Colombia'

Fernando Santos confessed “when losing 3-0 you must congratulate the opponent” after Colombia flattened Greece.

Group C got off to a bad start for the Euro 2004 winners, who fell foul of goals from Pablo Armero, Teo Gutierrez and James Rodriguez.

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Saturday June 14 2014
Armero: 'A dream come true'

Napoli’s Pablo Armero admits it was “a dream come true” to score for Colombia in the World Cup.

The full-back, who spent this season on loan at West Ham, opened the scoring in a 3-0 victory over Greece.

“It was like a blessing. I thank God and my family, obviously as well as my teammates,” Armero told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday June 14 2014
Pekerman: 'Great Colombia debut'

Colombia Coach Jose Pekerman saw “a wonderful debut for a side that didn’t play a World Cup for 20 years.”

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