Colombia‘s golden generation continued its impressive streak of results with an outstanding victory against a very good Belgium team. With second half goals from As Monaco‘s Radamel Falcao and Segundo Ibarbo, Colombia proved it was capable of beating high profile European teams while they prepare for next year’s competition.
Colombia’s golden generation also includes fellow Monaco hotshot James Rodriguez, Serie A quartet Pablo Armero, Juan Cuadrado, Fredy Guarin and AC Milan defender Christian Zapata. The focal point is undoubtedly Falcao; the tall striker always seems to find the net and is considered by many as the world’s most prolific striker.
The Belgian team included a number of Premier League stars, such as Manchester United‘s Marouane Fellaini, Chelsea‘s wingwizard Eden Hazard, and Aston Villa‘s striker Christan Benteke. It is important to mention that this Belgium generation is also considered as the best the country has ever seen, and is regarded by some as a sure candidate to win next year’s FIFA World Cup.
It was by no means an easy victory, but it proves that Colombia has what it takes to play with the big boys and will cause teams a real nightmare next year. I believe Jose Pekerman‘s team is well balanced and has the ideal amount of flair and a defending mentality that could see them potentially being crowned as world champions next year. This is not to say that I consider them the best in the world, but I do think they have an outside chance.
To win the World Cup, they will need to have a good draw, no injury problems, and a heavy dose of luck. It could happen, but only time will tell if they have what it takes. Make sure you keep an eye out for the flashy Colombian team, as you will be pleasantly surprised.