World Cup 2018 Qualifiers : Colombia beats Bolivia 1-0

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FIFA World Cup 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018

BARRANQUILLA, Mar. 23, 2017 (AMP) — Russia 2018 (South American Qualifiers) : Colombia defeated Bolivia by a score of 1-0 (halftime: 0-0), in a qualifying game for the 2018 FIFA World Cup (Qualifying Tournament) on Thursday afternoon at the Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez in Barranquilla.

Bolivia made the Colombians doubt themselves for forty-five minutes. 0-0 at half time. Everything was settled in the second period with a saving goal by Colombian midfielder James Rodríguez with just 7 minutes remaining in regulation time.

The result put the Colombians third in the group with 21 points. Bolivia is 9th with 11 points. In their next game, Colombia will meet Ecuador at the Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez on March 28, while Bolivia will face Argentina.

Fixtures and Results : Qualifying Tournament

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Overview

Colombia at the World Cup

  • 5 appearances (first in 1962)
  • 16 participations in the qualifications (first in 1958)

Bolivia at the World Cup

  • 3 appearances (first in 1930)
  • 18 participations in the qualifications (first in 1930)
2018 World Cup Poster
Colombia
1:0
Bolivia
1:0 (0:0)
  • 23 March 2017
  • 15:30
  • Barranquilla

Qualifying Tournament

TeamPts
Brazil27
Uruguay23
Colombia21
Ecuador20
Argentina19
Chile18
Paraguay15
Peru11
Bolivia11
Venezuela5

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