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Faryd Mondragon makes history by playing for Colombia at World Cup – aged 43

Faryd Mondragon makes history by playing for Colombia at World Cup – aged 43

Posted by Shanelle Weir on June 25, 2014

If you listen to anybody talk about international football these days, you’ll hear it’s all about young players and the future.

But not for Colombia, who have given us all hope of making a World Cup appearance in the future, after goalie Faryd Mondragon came against Japan – aged 43 years and three days.

The experienced shot-stopper becomes the oldest World Cup player ever, replacing Cameroon striker Roger Milla.

His run out comes nine years after he last made an international appearance for his country – and he could now retire from the game altogether.

What a way to go out!

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