World Cup - Last time they met: Colombia v Greece

Colombia Fans

Colombia play Greece tonight in just the second meeting between the two sides, but a repeat outcome is more than likely.

Colombia and Greece locked horns in an international friendly in 1994 with the former running out 2-0 winners on that occasion in New York.

Second-half strikes from Herman Gaviria and Freddy Eusebio Rincon ensured that Los Cafeteros would win the match comfortably.

The two sides were preparing for the 1994 World Cup in the USA, but the friendly didn't help either too much, as they both crashed out of the tournament at the group stage.

Greece lost all three of their matches at the tournament, conceding 10 goals without scoring in a terrible World Cup debut.

Colombia didn't fare quite as bad as they won a game, but still lost twice and failed to progress to the next round.

Their talisman was playmaker Carlos Valderrama, who played in the meeting between these two 20 years ago.

'El Pibe' is one of the most recognisable players to have ever played the game and is remembered for his thick blonde afro and flamboyant playing style.

He was a star man for Colombia and the South Americans are expected to have a good run at this year's tournament in Brazil, even without star striker Radamel Falcao.

They will look to better their round-of-16 finish in 1990 which is the furthest they have gone at a World Cup in four attempts, and a win against Greece will get them off to a perfect start.

The Greeks are not easy opposition, however, and are known for their defensive qualities, but the Ethniki have won only one World Cup game from six in their two previous attempts and will struggle to make it out of a competitive Group C this summer.

Colombia are ranked just four places higher than Greece in eighth in the FIFA world rankings, but many expect them to produce a repeat performance of the one seen in their only prior meeting.

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