Teammates console Colombia’s Uribe after the penalty shootout that ended the South American side’s 2018 campaign.
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Four years ago in Brazil, Colombia romped to the quarterfinals for the first time on the back of four straight wins, salsa-dancing to celebrate their dozen goals and launching midfielder James Rodriguez on the road to global stardom.With cool-headed playmaker Rodriguez, top scorer in 2014, absent through injury, they lacked poise against England, resorted to committing multiple fouls and constant complaining, and lacked accuracy.Colombia's devastated coach Jose Pekerman complained England tried to draw fouls but also acknowledged his team lacked poise in the final third, exemplified by forward Radamel Falcao, who huffed-and-puffed desperately with little impact.Colombia at least have the consolation of showcasing another star in the form of towering defender Yerry Mina, whose three goals including Tuesday's 93rd minute equalizer against England earned him the nickname "Mina de Oro" or gold mine.
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