It took 64 minutes, but when Colombia broke the scoreless deadlock against the Ivory Coast, the players had a well prepared celebration all ready to go. After delighting viewers with the 2014 World Cup's first great celebration against Greece, they again convened for a dance party after James Rodriguez opened the scoring against The Elephants. But this time, they all danced like another world famous Colombian: Shakira.
Now that Spain and Gerard Pique, Shakira's partner, have suffered early elimination, she can focus her support on Colombia alone. And so can Pique.
The dance was perfectly executed and Colombia then went on to score again just six minutes later before Gervinho pulled one back for the Ivory Coast to make it 2-1 in the 73rd minute. Colombia held on to win by that score and all but sealed its place in the knockout stage with six points from its first two matches. Which is reason enough to keep on dancing.
Here's the celebration for Colombia's first goal against Greece...
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