With England being dumped out of the World Cup in pathetic fashion not long after the opening ceremony, fans around the country will be on the lookout for a new team to call their own. Here’s ten reasons why Sportsmail’s rather taken with Colombia.
The 22-year-old has been one of the stars of the tournament so far, his irresistably creative playmaking linking up Colombia’s attack and midfield whenever called upon.
The South Americans’ effortless attacking owes much to James Rodriguez’s fiery mix of creativity and ruthlessness in front of goal.
He remains at the time of writing the only player to net in all three games, and completely changed the game against Japan when he came off the bench, setting up striker Jackson Martinez with two sublime passes before netting himself.
If Colombia are going to progress deep into the tournament, there is no doubt he will be at the hub of the success.
Their choreographed celebrations
It took five minutes to work out Colombia would be the best value for entertainment at this World Cup. Pablo Armero struck home from inside the area to kick off their opening 3-0 rout of Greece, and raced over to the dugout with his team-mates.
The whole squad leapt up to do a synchronised dance-and-jump routine, delighting watching fans.
It’s not like they ran out of ideas after that, either. Each game has featured a new display, from the mass shuffle-dance that James Rodriguez kicked off against Ivory Coast to Juan Cuadrado’s penalty against Japan seemingly sparking homage to Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
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