WC’18: Columbian Forward, James Rodriguez Admits Group Difficulty

By FRANCIS OGBONNA

Real Madrid’s loanee, James David Rodriguez Rubio, known simply as James, following the 2018 FIFA World Cup draws, which will see his national side lock horns with Poland, Senegal and Japan during the qualifiers has admitted it wouldn’t be a walk in the park for Columbia.

The player, who joined German Giant Bayern Munich this summer on a two-year loan, however said surviving the group stages is still possible.  

James made his feeling known in a post he made via his twitter handle @jamesdrodriguez where he simply said “Since you start to dream. Difficult but nothing is impossible.”


Fifa.com after the draws noted: “There will be a global feel to Group H at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, with top seed Poland drawn alongside African qualifiers Senegal, Colombia from South America and Asian powerhouse Japan. It is the only group not to have a team that has won football’s biggest prize.

“The clash between Poland and Colombia could prove pivotal, in terms of who will advance to the knockout stages. Both sides possess an array of talent that have the potential to set the tournament alight, and this match-up at the Kazan Arena may provide the platform for a memorable individual or team display.”


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