THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

4 July ~ Colombia play Brazil in a World Cup quarter-final tonight knowing that they must improve on their competitive record against the tournament hosts to advance. The two have never met in a World Cup finals but only once have Colombia beaten Brazil in the Copa América. That victory came in the group phase in 1991, when goals from Ántony de Ávila and Arnoldo Iguarán gave them a 2-0 win and meant that Carlos Valderrama, René Higuita et al topped Group B. However, in the final group stage Colombia finished bottom after drawing against Chile and losing to Brazil as well as eventual winners Argentina.

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