On a footballing front, they are remembered for some interesting hairdos
They finished 2nd in South American qualifying and could do well.
Greece, are almost an anti football side, very dour and unappealing to the eye, a reflection of the current state of the Greek economy. They don't concede many goals, but they don't score many either.
Prediction Columbia to win
On Sunday , we have Ivory Coast V Japan at the unearthly hour of 01.00 GMT. If ever there was a clash between contrasting cultures then this is it. I look forward to seeing the Japanese, mainly diminutive in stature, match up against the far larger Africans, one thing we know, the Japanese won't be daunted. Ivory Coast are probably the best team in Africa at this moment in time. It is just a shame that because of the hour, not many people will see this game. Perhaps we may get a rendition of the Toure brothers chant, which is very popular round the world especially on youtube.
Prediction, I want to sit on the fence on this one, but if I have to then Ivory Coast to Win
The preview for group D will appear an hour before the first game at 18.00 GMT tomorrow