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World Cup 2014 : Colombia beat Greece 3-0 in Group C opener (with inputs from Reuters)   June 14, 2014
First Published: 21:09 IST(14/6/2014) | Last Updated: 01:04 IST(15/6/2014)

Colombia celebrated their first World Cup appearance since 1998 with a deserved 3-0 win over Greece on Saturday in a free-flowing display that showed their abundance of attacking talent even without top striker Radamel Falcao.

The South Americans made a blistering start with left back Pablo Amero scoring with a 5th minute deflected shot. Striker Teofilo Gutierrez extended their lead, stabbing home a 58th minute corner, and midfield James Rodriguez added a late third goal to seal the win.

The Group C opener in Belo Horizonte's Estadio Mineirao showed that Colombia remain a force to be reckoned with despite the injury to Falcao, which overshadowed their buildup to the tournament.

Here are some of the highlights of the match:

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