Colombia has a solid squad that has the best betting odds to win their group, which is one of the weaker ones, but they have a HUGE injury concern.
Main striker Radamel Falcao, who has decent odds to win top goal scorer this summer, is recovering from a knee injury and if he cannot go it will be a big blow.
The squad was impressive in South American qualifying and they are playing in their first World Cup since 1998.
Colombia Odds to win World Cup 2014: +3300
Colombia Odds to win Group C: -125
Falcao leads the solid attack and Colombia is a very fit squad that plays good technical soccer. The squad will need long runs and good passing to win this summer, as they really lack any aerial attack.
In the qualifying process they did not score a single goal off a corner kick and only one through the air. Still, they have the talent to do some damage this summer and it would be a big surprise if they did not advance past the group stage.
World Cup Prediction for Colombia
Colombia is drawn into Group D, which is one of the weaker groups along with Japan, Ivory Coast, and Greece. They match up well with Japan, as they are both technically sound squad, but definitely have more talent up front.
Their toughest match may be facing Greece, who has a great defense. Still, Colombia will easily win the group and it would not be surprising at all is they won all three group matches.
While the group draw was good for them the round of 16 is not, as they will play the runner up from Group D, which will likely be Uruguay, Italy, or England.
They may put up a good fight facing any one of those teams, but they will not win and the round of 16 is as far as the Colombians will progress.
How Colombia got to the World Cup
Colombia was very impressive in CONMEBOL qualifying coming in second place only two points back of Argentina, who they played to a great draw with on the road. Overall, the squad had six wins, two losses, and two draws.
World Cup 2014
World Cup Qualifying Results
11/09/12 Chile 1 - 3 Colombia
12/10/12 Colombia 2 - 0 Paraguay
22/03/13 Colombia 5 - 0 Bolivia
27/03/13 Venezuela 1 - 0 Colombia
08/06/13 Argentina 0 - 0 Colombia
11/06/13 Colombia 2 - 0 Peru
07/09/13 Colombia 1 - 0 Ecuador
11/09/13 Uruguay 2 - 0 Colombia
11/10/13 Colombia 3 - 3 Chile
16/10/13 Paraguay 1 - 2 Colombia
World Cup Group Play Schedule
14/06/14 Colombia vs. Greece - Estadio Mineirão
19/06/14 Colombia vs. Ivory Coast - Nacional
24/06/14 Japan vs. Colombia - Arena Pantanal
Team Key Players
Radamel Falcao FW Monaco - Is one of the premier strikers that will be playing this summer, but if his injury keeps him out of the tournament it will be a very big loss.
James Rodriguez MF Monaco - A great young players that is solid on both sides of the pitch and his playmaking skills are impressive.
Pablo Armero MF Napoli - He is an attacking midfielder that can get up the field on the wings and has to help Falcao up front.