Colombia returns to the World Cup for the first time since 1998 and the odds makers have them as a top 10 threat to win it all this year. Colombia is drawn into Group D, which is one of the weaker groups along with Japan, Ivory Coast, and Greece. They match up well with Japan, as they are both technically sound squad, but definitely have more talent up front.
Many believe that the odds makers are so bullish on Columbia because of how easy their qualifying group is. You be the judge.
What are Colombia Betting Odds in the 2014 World Cup?
- To Win The Tournament +3300
- To Reach the Final: +1100
- To Win Group C: -120
- To Qualify: -333
- Not To Qualify: +300
- To Finish Last In Group C: +900
- To Be the Highest Scoring team in the Tournament: +1600
- To Be the Highest Scoring team in the Group: -125
How did Colombia qualify?
Colombia have a very impressive showing in CONMEBOL qualifying coming in second place behind Argentina by just 2 points. Colombia recorded nine wins, three draws and four losses, while scoring 27 goals and allowing 13, in the qualification series.
Who are Colombia opponents in the 2014 World Cup?
Colombia is the head and top favorite (-120) to win Group C over Ivory Coast (+425), Japan (+500) and Greece (+800).
What is Colombia schedule For The 2014 World Cup?
Colombia will return to the World Cup pitch for the first time in 16 years against Greece on June 14; the South Americans are listed -142 in the money line to beat the Europeans (+505).
Their second game will be against Ivory Coast on June 19, a team that has been in the last two World Cups. Colombia again is favorite +100 to win while the Africans are +350.
Their last group stage match will be against Japan on June 24, with the Colombians as -120 favorites and Japan as +420 to win the game.
What’s Colombia Official Slogan For The 2014 World Cup?
“Here Travels A Nation, Not Just A Team!
What’s Colombia List of Players for the 2014 World Cup?
GOALKEEPERS: David Ospina (Nice), Faryd Mondragon (Deportivo Cali), Camilo Vargas (Santa Fe)
DEFENDERS: Mario Yepes (Atalanta), Aquivaldo Mosquera (Club America), Cristian Zapata (AC Milan), Carlos Valdes (San Lorenzo), Amaranto Perea (Cruz Azul), Eder Alvarez Balanta (River Plate), Santiago Arias (PSV Eindhoven), Camilo Zuniga (Napoli), Pablo Armero (Napoli)
MIDFIELDERS: Carlos Sanchez (Elche), Fredy Guarin (Inter Milan), Abel Aguilar (Toulouse), Aldo Leao Ramirez (Morelia), Juan Fernando Quintero (Porto), Victor Ibarbo (Cagliari), James Rodriguez (Monaco), Macnelly Torres (Al Shabab), Juan Guilermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina), Edwin Valencia (Fluminense), Alexander Mejia (Nacional), Elkin Soto (Mainz)
FORWARDS : Radamel Falcao (Monaco), Carlos Bacca (Sevilla), Adrian Ramos (Hertha Berlin), Luis Fernando Muriel (Udinese), Teofilo Gutierrez (River Plate), Jackson Martinez (Porto)
Who’s Colombia Most Important Player in the 2014 World Cup?
Main striker Radamel Falcao will be the key to this squad’s success. He is recovering from a knee injury and if he cannot go it will be a big blow.
What are Colombia Betting Trends For the 2014 World Cup?
- Colombia has been to four World Cups, and they were eliminated three times in the group stage and advanced to round of 16 once, back in 1990.
- Colombia has three wins, two draws and eight losses in the World Cup; they have scored 14 goals and allowed 23.
- Colombia and Greece met once in a friendly previous to the 1994 World Cup played in the USA. The South Americans won 2-0
- Colombia and Ivory Coast have never met before.
- Colombia and Japan met once in the Confederations Cup in 2003 with a 1-0 victory for the Colombians.
How far will Colombia go?
In order to compete in this year’s World Cup, Colombia needs to win group C or they will end up being paired against teams with stronger D’s that they can overcome (Italy, England, Uruguay, and Costa Rica). Either way they won’t make it past the round of 16.
Odds to Win 2014 FIFA World Cup:
- Brazil 3/1
- Argentina 9/2
- Germany 11/2
- Spain 13/2
- Belgium 14/1
- France 20/1
- Italy 22/1
- Uruguay 22/1
- Colombia 25/1
- Netherlands 25/1
- England 28/1
- Portugal 28/1
- Chile 40/1
- Russia 66/1
- Mexico 100/1
- Switzerland 100/1
- USA 100/1
- Ecuador 125/1
- Ivory Coast 125/1
- Croatia 150/1
- Japan 150/1
- Bosnia-Herzegovina 200/1
- Ghana 200/1
- Greece 200/1
- Nigeria 250/1
- South Korea 300/1
- Australia 500/1
- Cameroon 500/1
- Algeria 1000/1
- Costa Rica 1000/1
- Honduras 1500/1
- Iran 1500/1