Most football fans will be well aware of Colombia’s superstar attackers James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao.
Rodriguez is the Colombian skipper and players for German giants Bayern Munich, while Falcao – formerly of Manchester United -is currently banging in the goals for French champions Monaco.
But what about some of the other stars likely to be in the squad to take on the Caltex Socceroos in March.
We take a look at some of the other names in Colombia’s team you may not know.
David Ospina (Arsenal)
Ospina became Colombia’s most-capped goalkeeper in October 2016 and has been with Premier League club Arsenal since 2014.
He is known for his acrobatic saves and fast reflexes and is their undisputed No.1 heading to Russia.
Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham)
The 21-year-old centre-back was called up to the national team in February 2016, going on to make seven appearances since then.
Sanchez – a highly-rated defender - completed a transfer to English club Tottenham from Dutch powerhouses Ajax in the European summer.
José Izquierdo (Brighton and Hove Albion)
The versatile and tricky winger joined newly-promoted Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion in 2017 and has scored two goals in 16 appearances.
A club teammate of Caltex Socceroos gloveman Mat Ryan, Izquiredo made his first international appearance in a friendly international against Spain in last year.
Juan Cuadrado Juventus)
The midfielder has been with Serie A club Juventus since 2015, and is most notable for his pace and dribbling skills.
He has made over 60 appearances for the national team, notching seven goals, and was one of their stars at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Cristian Zapata (AC Milan)
The central defender currently plies his trade at the San Siro, where he has made over 90 appearances for the club.
Known for his pace and strong marking skills, he has 50 international caps to his name since making his debut a decade ago and is another likely to be on the plane to Russia.
Yerry Mina (Barcelona)
The young centre-back has just made a massive transfer to La Liga giants FC Barcelona, making him the first player from Colombia to play for the Catalonian outfit.
A newcomer to international football, Mina has nine caps to his name and has scored three goals since his debut in 2016.
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