1. Dear Colombia,
2. There is no need to be sad.
3. You have so much to be proud of.
4. You are one of the best things to happen to soccer in ages.
5. Your team showed an amazing display of unity.
6. You showed us that the game can be both stylish.
8. You showed us how to laugh.
10. You delivered a new star in James Rodríguez.
At just 22 Rodríguez scored six goals in five games making him Colombia’s leading scorer in the history of the world cup, and goal leader so far in the tournament.
11. And gave honor to seasoned veterans.
12. You dazzled us with spectacular goals.
13. And made the entire world take notice.
14. You celebrated victory with class.
15. Comforted your opponents in their time of defeat.
16. And honored the memory of one of your greatest stars.
July 2nd marked the 20 year anniversary of the tragic death of former Colombian star Andres Escobar.