Ahead of the crucial third round of games, Columbia skipper Radamel Falcao is expected to play an important role. The South Americans started the tournament slowly with Japan defeating them. However James Rodriguez return was a much needed boost in the second game against Poland. The former Real Madrid star has scored six times and had four assists in seven World Cup games for Columbia so he sorely missed in their first game.

Juan Fernando Quintero and Juan Cuadrado also gave outstanding performances aside Falcao and James to guarantee the 3-0 mauling of their Polish rivals. It was in the game that Falcao got his first World Cup goal, having missed the 2014 edition due to injury. After defender Yerry Mina scored the first goal through a header, Falcao scored the second goal before James provided a wonderful assist which Cuadrado converted.

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