Colombia at the 2018 World Cup: Schedule, scores, how to watch James Rodriguez, TV and live stream, players to watch

The 2018 World Cup is underway. CBS Sports will have you covered for each game, all the important news and more, as well as profiles of all of the teams.

Despite losing superstar James Rodriguez in the first half of its match agaisnt Senegal, Colombia won 1-0 to punch its tickets to the knockout stage. Colombia looked like it might be in trouble, opening the tournament with a 2-1 loss to Japan, but wins against Poland and Senegal put it at the top of a crazy Group H with six points.

However, Colombia was unable to get out of the round of 16, falling to England in penalty kicks.

Here's what you should know about Colombia at the World Cup.

Competition history

World Cup appearances: Six
Best finish: Quarterfinals in 2014
Last World Cup: 2014


Tuesday, June 19: Japan 2, Colombia 1  
Sunday, June 24: Colombia 1, Poland 0   
Thursday, June 28: Colombia 1, Senegal 0 

Tuesday, July 3: England 1, Colombia 1 (England advances 4-3 in PKs)


Colombia is coming off its best World Cup in 2014 and hopes for more this time around. Getty Images

Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Arsenal), Camilo Vargas (Deportivo Cali), Iván Arboleda (Banfield), José Fernando Cuadrado (Once Caldas)

Defenders: Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham), Yerry Mina (Barcelona), Cristián Zapata (AC Milan), Santiago Arias (PSV), Frank Fabra (Boca Juniors), Óscar Murillo (Pachuca), Johan Mojica (Girona)

Midfielders: Carlos Sánchez (Espanyol), Jefferson Lerma (Levante), James Rodríguez (Bayern Múnich), Abel Aguilar (Deportivo Cali), Mateus Uribe (América), Juan Fernando Quintero (River Plate), Juan Guillermo Cuadrado(Juventus), Wílmar Barrios (Boca Juniors)

Forwards: Radamel Falcao (Monaco), Carlos Bacca (Villareal), Luís Muriel (Sevilla), Miguel Borja (Palmeiras), José Izquierdo (Brighton Hove & Albion)

Best Player

James Rodriguez. The Bayern star burst onto the scene at the 2014 World Cup and is now known as one of the better attacking midfielders in Europe. He's great at free kicks, has a nice shot and fine vision to set up his teammates. He's the heart of this team's attack, and the team will only go as far as he can take them.

Player to watch

Wilmar Barrios. The 24-year-old defensive midfielder has really shined since his big move to Boca Juniors in 2016, becoming the heart and soul of the Argentine club's midfield. He isn't the biggest or strongest player, but he times his tackles well, in elegant on the ball and can really help stop counter attacks. His performances have even caught the eye of Tottenham, according to The Sun. A big tournament could see him earn a big-money move after the cup.

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