The chance for a World Cup goal has been a long time coming for Radamel Falcao.
Colombia's players celebrate at the end of the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group H football match between Poland and Colombia at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on June 24, 2018.
Colombia's final Group H game comes on Thursday when they meet Senegal, but Quintero says there is plenty of confidence in the squad despite the lure of finishing top of the group being of great importance.
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But his worldwide future will now be under consideration as a result of the events in Chechnya during the tournament. I didn't invite Mo Salah or the Egyptian team.
Rodriguez's short corner eventually found Quintero, whose smart through ball back to Rodriguez gave him time and space to curl a ideal left-footed cross that Mina rose to header powerfully past Szczesny on 40 minutes. The Bayern Munich player's six goals in the 13 qualifying games he started - a hard feat in CONMEBOL qualifying, especially with four of them coming away from home - highlight how vital he is.
Playing some scintillating soccer in Kazan, Falcao scored with the outside of his foot in the 70th minute after a superb pass from playmaker Juan Quintero in the back of the defense.
Five minutes later, Juan Cuadrado netted the third goal for Los Cafeteros as he finished off another counter-attacking move with a cool finish.
"I was alone, we fought, I fought, I did everything I could, but fighting is not enough to win World Cup matches, you also have to have quality and we had too little of that".
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On Sunday, Senegal play Japan, who beat Colombia 2-1 earlier in the day, while Poland will face the South Americans. He had three disappointing seasons at Real Madrid and the team eventually loaned him to rival Bayern Munich.
Poland c oach Adam Nawalka pledged to push Colombia towards the World Cup exit door when the sides meet in an "intense" clash today, even though influential defender Kamil Glik remains a doubt.
It's a reminder both of Colombia's impressive run in Brazil, with Los Cafeteros nearly knocking out the hosts in the quarterfinal, and Rodriguez's importance to the Colombian national team.
It means that in the last two tournaments, no player has been involved in more goals than James. The lively Quintero threaded a defence-splitting pass to Falcao, who rolled back the years with a delightful low finish with the outside of his right boot. Poland lost its opening match 2-1 to Senegal and will be hoping for much more from Rodriguez's Bayern teammate Robert Lewandowski.
Poland played well for 15 minutes but then faded.
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National team captain at 24-years-old, the youngest player to wear the armband at this summer's tournament, Kane also became the first player to score a brace at a World Cup for England since Gary Lineker in 1990.