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World Cup: Mondragon breaks Milla's oldest player record

World Cup: Mondragon breaks Milla's oldest player record

BBC Online
Goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon of Colombia acknowledges the fans after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Japan and Colombia at Arena Pantanal on June 24, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil. Photo: Getty Images
Goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon of Colombia acknowledges the fans after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Japan and Colombia at Arena Pantanal on June 24, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil. Photo: Getty Images

Colombia goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon became the oldest player in Fifa World Cup history after appearing in a 4-1 win over Japan aged 43.

Mondragon celebrated his birthday three days before the match and came on for David Ospina after 86 minutes with his side 3-1 up.

It was his first competitive appearance for his country since 2005.

Cameroon's Roger Milla was the previous oldest player at a World Cup, appearing at the 1994 tournament aged 42.

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