Colombia boost World Cup hopes by eliminating Poland

Colombia boost World Cup hopes by eliminating Poland

Colombia's Juan Cuadrado celebrates scoring their third goal. Reuters photo.

Colombia brushed aside Poland 3-0 in Kazan on Sunday to boost their hopes of reaching the World Cup knockout stage as captain Radamel Falcao starred with a goal and an assist.

The South Americans, quarter-finalists four years ago in Brazil, will be sure of progressing from Group H if they beat Senegal on Thursday, while the world's eighth-ranked team Poland are eliminated.