Colombia Extends Friendly Fixture Winning Streak to Six Games
One of the biggest joys of the 2014 World Cup was watching the Colombia national football team achieve their best-ever finish at the tournament. The country was eliminated from the competition after the quarterfinals, beaten by the Brazilian hosts. However, Colombia absolutely provided some of the biggest headlines of the event, from a flawless group stage run to a round of 16 upset against Uruguay. And midfielder James Rodriguez was arguably the breakout soccer star of the entire cup, winning the Golden Boot by scoring six goals in the tournament. Needless to say, 2014 was a proud year to wear the Colombia shirt.
From the looks of it, 2015 will be just as proud a year for the nation and its growing football culture. In March, the Coffeers won big in friendly fixtures with Bahrain and Kuwait, extending their friendly winning streak to six games. In fact, since the World Cup the Colombian national team has only lost a single match.
Mark the ongoing success of the Coffeers with a new set of gear for the squad. At Soccer Box, we have the latest 2015 – 2016 jersey designs for the squad – shirts that will be worn at the 2015 Copa America, in the 2016 Copa America Centenario, and more! The Colombia home jersey 2015 – 2016 retains the recognizable bright yellow look of the nation’s usual home shirt, while the 2015 – 2016 away jersey is a shirt that combines the colors of the Colombian national flag—yellow, navy blue, and red—into one stunning design!
The Winning Streak
Following the sustained burst of success the Coffeers have had since the World Cup, now is the perfect time to pick up a new Colombia shirt or two. After all, with all these wins, it looks like the Colombian side could be a potential contender to win the 2015 Copa America soccer tournament this summer.
In addition to the March victories against Bahrain and Kuwait, Colombia’s recent streak includes wins against the United States, Canada, El Salvador, and Slovenia. The Bahrain match was particularly thrilling, seeing six goals from the Colombian side and zero from the Bahrainians.
The 2015 Copa America
Clearly, the wearers of the Colombia home jersey 2015 – 2016 have a lot of momentum on their side, not to mention talent. In the 6-0 victory against Bahrain, the Golden Boot-winning James Rodriguez didn’t even play. The goals were instead contributed by Radamel Falcao, Adrian Ramos, Andres Renteria, and others. In other words, this Colombian football organization has a depth of talent that is just waiting to be unleashed.
Could all that talent be unleashed at the 2015 Copa America, scheduled for this summer in Chile? Fresh off their World Cup success, and with plenty of good vibes from their recent friendly fixture winning streak, the Coffeers are definitely a squad to watch this year as potential champions.
Colombia has won the Copa title once, in 2001 when they hosted the event. They’ve finished in the top four on six other occasions over the years, but recent tournaments have been less successful. They were eliminated in the quarterfinals in 2011, and didn’t make it past the group stage in 2007.
The Group Stage
Want to help the Coffeers win their second Copa America title this year? Pick up a new 2015 – 2016 Colombia shirt from Soccer Box, and get ready to root for the team this summer! They’ve been drawn into Group C for this year’s event, alongside Brazil, Peru, and Venezuela.
Obviously, the most challenging opponent out of that bunch is Brazil. The Brazilian side eliminated Colombia from the World Cup, and dealt the Coffeers their lone friendly fixture loss since the global FIFA tournament. However, the Colombian national team has struggled against Venezuela in past head-to-head football fixtures, too.
They will face Venezuela first, donning the Colombia home jersey 2015 – 2016 for a June 14th home game battle. June 17th, meanwhile, will put the squad in the away seat against Brazil, while June 21st will return them to the home side for a match with Peru.
Prepare yourself for all the excitement—and cheer the Colombians toward a big football title—with a new Colombia shirt or two from Soccer Box!