Why Colombia Could Be the Big Surprise at World Cup 2014 in Brazil

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Why Colombia Could Be the Big Surprise at World Cup 2014 in Brazil

Six wins, one draw, one defeat. Since arriving as manager of the Colombian national team at the start of the year, Jose Pekerman's record could hardly be better, with his team riding high in qualification for the 2014 World Cup.

After several years of disappointment, Colombia have finally pieced together a team that is capable of upholding the country's proud footballing traditions, combining physicality with an impressive array of talent.

Pekerman's side are finally beginning to realise their undoubted potential, and following their performances in World Cup qualifying, others are starting to pay attention to the rising force on the continent—a country with the resources and population to become a real force in world football.

So, what makes this Colombia side a potential surprise package at the World Cup?

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