2018 World Cup

June 24, 2018

Colombia boost World Cup last-16 hopes by eliminating Poland

Colombia boost World Cup last-16 hopes by eliminating Poland

Colombia’s players celebrate at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group H football match between Poland and Colombia at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on June 24, 2018. Colombia won 0-3. / AFP PHOTO

Colombia’s players celebrate at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group H football match between Poland and Colombia at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on June 24, 2018. Colombia won 0-3. / AFP PHOTO

Colombia brushed aside Poland 3-0 in Kazan on Sunday to boost their hopes of reaching the World Cup knockout stage as captain Radamel Falcao starred with a goal and an assist.

The South Americans, quarter-finalists four years ago in Brazil, will be sure of progressing from Group H if they beat Senegal on Thursday, while the world’s eighth-ranked team Poland are eliminated.