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We are well prepared - Yepes

12 June 2014 16:34

Colombia captain Mario Yepes said his side are well aware of Greece in preparation for their FIFA World Cup opener on Saturday.

Jose Pekerman's side begin the Brazil showpiece with a clash against the UEFA Euro 2004 winners in Belo Horizonte.

Favourites to win Group C due to the tournament being played in their native South America, a fast start is crucial for Colombia.

But breaking down Greece - who conceded just six goals in 12 qualifiers - will not be easy, with the resilience of Fernando Santos' team showed in the fact they shipped only once in three pre-tournament friendlies against Portugal, Nigeria and Bolivia.

"The whole team comes with a clear idea of what is Greece," Yepes said.

"We are inspired by the fact of being able to achieve the child's dream…to play a World Cup.

"This is a unique experience."

Colombia will also play Ivory Coast and Japan in Group C.

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3 - 0

Competition
World Cup
Date
14 June 2014
Game week
1
Kick-off
18:00
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Goals

P. Armero 5'
(assist by J. Cuadrado) 
1 - 0
T. Gutiérrez 58'
(assist by A. Aguilar) 
2 - 0
J. Rodríguez 90'+3
(assist by J. Cuadrado) 
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