COLOM­BIA

Daily Mail - - World Cup 2018 -

THE BOSS JOSE PEK­ER­MAN

The Argentine’s side were the sur­prise pack­age in Brazil four years ago, reach­ing the quar­ter-fi­nals.

THE STAR JAMES RO­DRIGUEZ

An­nounced him­self to the world in 2014 when he scored six goals to win the Golden Boot. Af­ter two sea­sons of strug­gle at Real Madrid, the 26-year-old (right) bounces into Rus­sia af­ter a suc­cess­ful cam­paign with Bay­ern Mu­nich.

THE PROSPECT YERRY MINA

Game-time was lim­ited for the Barcelona cen­tre back, 23, this sea­son... but now he can prove why he should start.

KEY STRENGTH

Fire­power. Radamel Fal­cao has put night­mare spells in Eng­land with Manch­ester United and Chelsea be­hind him with 54 goals in the last two sea­sons for Monaco.

BIG­GEST WEAK­NESS

In­con­sis­tency. Scraped over the line to qual­ify then in March fol­lowed up a win over France by draw­ing 0-0 with Aus­tralia.

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