Colombia’s national team again broke out a signature dance following goals for midfielders James Rodriguez and Juan Quintero during Thursday’s crucial Group C match up with Ivory Coast.
The first came following Rodriguez’s header goal to break a nil-nil tie in the 64th minute. The 22-year-old and the rest of Colombia’s squad lined up before the boisterous crowd at Nacional in Brasilia and grooved the samba from left to right.
It was the second dance Colombia has shown during their World Cup run, similar to their first celebration in the 3-0 drubbing of Greece.
Some may call the celebrations uncalled for or even premature, but the excitement was certainly warranted since it was Colombia’s first chance to celebrate a goal in the World Cup in 16 years. Colombia isn't the first team to orchestrate an elaborate routine, and they won't be the last.
Minutes later, Los Cafeteros would unveil another boogie after Quintero put them up 2-0 off a fastbreak. They encircled the midfielder and performed some version of "The Twist."
Should they advance into the Round of 16, Colombia could have more dances up their sleeve.
Hopefully, one is “The Worm.”