Jul 11

The World Cup of Colombia Memes

We Believe

 

The World Cup will end on Sunday with the final game between Germany and Argentina in the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. It’s been an amazing tournament, full of entertainment and excitement, particularly for fans of Colombia. It was a great ride, with La Seleccion making all the way to the quarter finals (for the first time in their history) and unlucky not to progress any further. The players made Colombia proud, and made the world take notice. So here’s the story of Colombia’s World Cup told through the images that we at See Colombia created to mark this momentous summer:

Before the first game against Greece, we were feeling quietly confident (but pretty nervous…this was uncharted territory!)

 

Keep Calm and Cheer Colombia
Keep Calm and Cheer Colombia

 

The first goal (a scuffed strike from Pablo ‘Minia’ Armero) put us at ease though:

 

Colombia Goal Greece Armero
Goooooooool…de Armero!

 

Colombia went on to emphatically win the game 3-0, and we were more than happy about that!

 

Colombia Greece World Cup
Colombia 3 Greece 0

 

Before the next game we were (ahead of anyone, I’d like to point out!) making sure everyone knew who the big star of Colombia was going to be…

 

James Rodriguez Bond Meme
James Rodriguez Bond

 

And who should score the first goal against Ivory Coast…?

 

Colombia Ivory Coast World Cup
Goooooool…de James!

 

Colombia won the game 2-1, but it got nerve-wracking towards the end…

 

Colombia Ivory Coast World Cup
Colombia 2 Ivory Coast 1

 

And during that game, Mario Yepes reached 100 caps for Colombia:

 

Mario Yepes
Mario Yepes

 

The next game against Japan was all about celebrating Colombia’s qualification….and we couldn’t keep calm!

 

Colombia Japan World Cup
….Colombia 4 Japan 1

 

During that game, Faryd Mondragon became the oldest player in World Cup history! 

 

faryd-mondragon
Faryd Mondragon…Congratulations!

 

After a 4-1 win over Japan, it was off to the last-16, to meet Uruguay….

 

James Rodriguez goal Uruguay
James: Goal of the Tournament

 

And that man James Rodriguez scored twice (including one of the best goals of the tournament) to take Colombia to a 2-0 win, and a quarter final against….Brazil!

 

Chiva Viajera World Cup
The Chiva Viajera greets the fans

 

We watched the game with JL and Marcela’s daughter, Maria del Mar and a few of her friends

 

Vamos Colombia
Vamos Colombia

 

But we had faith…

 

Colombia Brazil World Cup
We believe!

 

Unfortunately, the game didn’t end as we had hoped…but there was still the chance for one more goal celebration…

 

Gooooooool!
Gooooooool! One last time…

 

At the end of the day, we were left wondering what could have been, and saying thank you to 24 Colombian heroes:

 

Pride of a Nation Colombia
Pride of a Nation

 

What a World Cup it was. Thank you to Colombia – the players for entertaining us and giving us to much to dream about, and the fans for welcoming us and cheering their country alongside us. Vamos Colombia!

Chris

 

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