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Colombia president thanks World Cup squad

07/07/2014 from:SNTV


Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos greets the national football team as they returned to Bogota from the World Cup in Brazil.


It wasn't as chaotic as the welcome Colombia's World Cup squad got from fans on the streets but this will be just as special. Such was their success in Brazil, Colombia president Juan Manuel Santos put on a national team shirt, the players didn't need to dress up to meet him, he could only dream of lifting the spirits of the nation like they have.

The president's wife and daughter also got the chance to say...

Jose Pekerman led Colombia to their first ever World Cup quarter-final. They started with a 3-0 win against Greece, they then beat Ivory Coast 2-1 and then Japan 4-1 for a near perfect group stage.

They then beat Uruguay 2-0 in the last sixteen to become the country's most success World Cup squad of all time.

They so nearly reached the semi-finals but lost 2-1 against Brazil in Fortaleza.

Santos has urged the Colombian FA to extend Pekerman's contract, he, and many others, think he's building something special here.

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