Pablo Armero got Colombia’s World Cup campaign off to a perfect start with the opening goal against Greece, before leading easily the competition’s best celebration to date.
Colombia, one of the dark horses to make a real impact at this World Cup, took the lead against Greece in Belo Horizonte after just five minutes. From Juan Cuadrado’s pull-back, Amero scuffed a shot that deflected into the net. For Armero, an attacking full-back who spent the second half of last season on loan at Premier League outfit West Ham from Serie A side Napoli, it was only his second international goal on his 54th appearance.
And he certainly made the most of it, leading a brilliantly choreographed dance move over on the touchline in front of thousands of raucous Colombian supporters. It was perhaps the best celebration seen at soccer’s biggest event since Senegal’s after scoring against holders France in the opening game of the 2002 World Cup.