Uruguay have more experience in the World Cup than Colombia © Getty Images
Uruguay have more experience in the World Cup than Colombia © Getty Images

Rio de Janeiro: Jun 27, 2014

Colombian captain Mario Yepes said his team respects all rivals and praised two-time champions Uruguay‘s history and experience ahead of their Saturday pre-quarterfinal clash in the FIFA World Cup 2014 at the Maracana Stadium. “Uruguay has more history and experience than us, but we must build on what we have done and improve some things and try to cope with the match in the best way,” Yepes was quoted as saying by EFE

“We meet again and Uruguay will be a tough opponent. We are now in the same level,” the 38-year-old defender added. Colombia and Uruguay are no strangers to each other. They met in the South American qualifications for the 2014 World Cup when Colombia defeated Uruguay 4-0 in Barranquilla, before losing in Montevideo 0-2.

FIFA World Cup 2014 Points Table: Group-wise team standings and results

FIFA World Cup 2014 Fixtures: Football World Cup Schedule & Time Table in IST

FIFA World Cup 2014 Top Goal-scorers

Catch all the coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2014