The elect president of Colombia, Iván Duque, learned today about the goal scored by Yerry Mina to classify the Colombian team in the Round of 16 round of the World Cup in Russia while doing an interview with The Washington Post newspaper in the federal capital.
Duque explained it this way during a press conference after his first day of visit in Washington, the destination of his first trip outside of Colombia since he won the June 17 elections.
“I had to celebrate in the Washington Post when we were in the middle of an interview,” explained Duque.
“Since this morning, I woke up and I was thinking about alienation and I am very happy with the victory and, now, there is a big challenge that is going to be England and I hope that the Colombian national team will take out all that strength, we want to see the selection reach the semifinal and the final of the championship, “he added.
Colombia achieved its pass to the Round of 16 round of the World Cup by defeating by the minimum on Thursday to Senegal.
The 1-0 triumph of the Colombian team was the work of FC Barcelona defender Yerry Mina, who scored in the 74th minute.
On his first day of visiting Washington, Duque met with Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Democratic legislator Rubén Gallego, as well as CIA director Gina Haspel and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Tomorrow Duke will meet with John Bolton, national security adviser to the president of the United States, Donald Trump, as well as representatives of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).