Colombia’s national soccer squad had a good time this Sunday at the expense of an unrecognizable Poland, which it thrashed 3-0 and kept alive its dreams of winning big in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Also Read - Pele Backs Kylian Mbappe to Become Best Player of His Generation, Says French Forward Can Emulate His Tally of 1000 Goals

Jose Pekerman’s team, led by a brilliant Juan Fernando Quintero, scored its first three points in the World Cup thanks to Yerry Mina, who got his goal in the first half, and Radamel Falcao Garcia and Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, who got theirs in the second. Also Read - Manchester City Striker Gabriel Jesus Reflects on His Dipped Form Following World Cup Campaign

Pekerman’s crew came into the game with no margin of error after its unexpected 2-1 setback against Japan last Tuesday, and if all hadn’t gone well tonight in Kazan, theirs would have been an almost certain lost cause.

But facing Colombia was a hesitant Poland, where Adam Nawalka chose to alter the initial plan after his team’s 2-1 defeat by Senegal in its debut, scuttling the line of four behind and going for a 3-4-3 formation.

With this defeat, however, Poland bids Russia farewell.