Past Form Not Important, Skills vs Brazil Key for Colombia Coach

The Colombian team has played formidable football in the FIFA World Cup so far. The side though faces its biggest challenge yet as it gets set to play Brazil in the quarterfinal.

updated: July 04, 2014 09:42 IST
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James Rodriguez is key to Colombia's fortunes against Brazil.

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Fortaleza: Colombia coach Jose Pekerman believes his side's stunning form will count for little as they face hosts Brazil in their first ever World Cup quarter-final in Fortaleza on Friday. (Complete coverage)

Los Cafeteros are the competition's second highest scorers having won all four of their games to date, but Pekerman expects to encounter a very different test when they take on the five-time winners in front of their home crowd. (Also read: Top five reasons why Colombia can beat Brazil)

"For Colombia every game is a new challenge and a step up," said the Argentine on Thursday.

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