By Anna Italia
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Congratulations to our 11 Italian Serie A players called up for Colombia and Greece National teams. Colombia are playing in Group C and today defeated Greece. Atalanta defender Mario Yepes is Colombia’s Captain.
Colombia: 6 Italian Serie A players with Colombia National Football team: Atalanta defender Mario Yepes, AC Milan defender Cristian Zapata, Napoli defender Camilo Zuniga, Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin, Cagliari midfielder Victor Ibarbo, and Fiorentina midfielder Juan Guillero Cuadrado.
- Atalanta defender Mario Yepes, Captain and played all 90 minutes
- AC Milan defender Cristian Zapata played all 90 minutes
- Napoli defender Camilo Zuniga played all 90 minutes
- Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin,
- Cagliari midfielder Victor Ibarbo played all 90 minutes
- Fiorentina midfielder Juan Guillero Cuadrado playeed all 90 minutes
Greece: 5 Italian Serie A players with Greece National Football team: AS Roma defender Vasilis Torosidis, Torino midfielder Panagiotis Tachtsidis, Genoa midfielder Giannis Fetfatzidis, Bologna midfielder Lazaros Christodoulopoulos, and Bologna midfielder Panagiotis Kone
- AS Roma defender Vasilis Torosidis played all 90 minutes
- Torino midfielder Panagiotis Tachtsidis did not play. Listed among the subs
- Genoa midfielder Giannis Fetfatzidis played 33 minutes replacing Dimitris Salpigidis in the 57th minute.
- Bologna midfielder Lazaros Christodoulopoulos did not play, listed among teh subs
- Bologna midfielder Panagiotis Kone played 78 minutes and replaced by Georgios Karagounis.
Here is COLOMBIA official starting lineup by Head Coach José Néstor Pékerman:
COLOMBIA (4-2-3-1): Ospina; Zúñiga, Zapata, Yepes (c), Armero; Aguilar, Sánchez; Cuadrado, Rodríguez, Ibarbo; Gutiérrez. Coach.: José Néstor Pékerman.
Here is GREECE official starting lineup by Head Coach Fernando Santos:
GREECE (4-3-3): Karzenis; Torosidis, Manolas, Papastathopoulos, Holebas; Kone, Katsouranis (c), Maniatis; Salpingidis, Gekas, Samaras. Coach.: Fernando Santos.
Click the video to watch the highlights of the game, Colombia vs Greece, Saturday 14 June 2014, World Cup Group C
Colombia 3 – 0 Greece
Belo Horizonte Brazil,
Saturday 14 June 2014
Referee: Mark W Giger (USA) Assistant Referee 1: Mark Sean HURD (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Joe FLETCHER (CAN)
Fourth official: Alireza FAGHANI (IRN)
Goals: 5′ Armero, 59′ Gutiérrez, 93′ Rodriguez
Official formations – Lineups:
Colombia (4-5-1): Ospina; Zuniga, Yepes, Zapata, Armero (74′ Arias); Cuadrado, Aguilar (69′ Mejía), J. Rodriguez, Sanchez, Ibarbo; Gutierrez (76′ Martínez).
Coach: José Pekerman
Greece (4-5-1): Karnezis; Torosidis, Sokratis, Manolas, Holebas; Salpingidis (58′ Fetfatzidis Joannis), Maniatis, Katsouranis, Konè (78′ Karagounis), Samaras; Gekas (65′ Mitroglou).
Coach.: Fernando Santos