The Colombian squad for their opening match against Greece is out. Here is the starting XI:
Mario Yepes (c)
Carlos Sanchez Moreno
Juan Guillermo Cuadrado
Juan Camilo Zuniga
With mainman Falcao missing the World Cup after failing to recover from surgery on ruptured cruciate ligaments, his replacement Teofilo Gutierrez of River Plate has been impressive during the qualifiers, and Jackson Martinez of Porto and Carlos Bacca of Seville are typical goalpoachers too.
The Greeks have also announced their starting XI for today's group game against the Colombians:
Kostas Katsouranis (c)
Of the class of 2004, only midfielders Giorgos Karagounis and Kostas Katsouranis are still going strong in an outfit where Santos has a very clear idea of his starting eleven. Mitroglou bagged 5 goals from 10 starts and PAOK's bearded striker Dimitrios Salpingidis netted 4 in 9. Giorgios Samaras would be the playing the proper number 9 and would be the main man upfront. As usual, Greece's defence looks strong and they would be looking to capatalizing on Falcao's absence for Colombia.