Colombia looking to reignite World Cup Qualification Campaign.

Unsure of what to do in Cartagena today? Well why not get yourself down to one of Cartagena’s great sports bars to watch Colombia’s World Cup qualification game. After an impressive 3rd place finish in the Copa America, which culminated in a defeat of hosts USA for the 3rd place spot, La Tricolor are hoping to kick start their stuttering campaign to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia today. With 10 points from 6 games they have’t had it all their own way so far, a win over next door neighbours Venezuela however would put them in good stead for an automatic qualification place. With Venezuela languishing at the bottom of the table with just one solitary point to their name many believe Jose Pekerman’s men will have no trouble taking the spoils. Having said that they have been unable to win against their Caribbean coast rivals since 2010 so the pressure is on with a loss or a draw likely to be received very poorly by their passionate fans. <!–more–>

El Clásico de la frontera (the border classic) as it`s known kicks off at 3:30 and is not to be missed, so if you’re in Cartagena make sure you get yourself down to one of the many great sports bars to revel in what is sure to be a lively atmosphere. If you’re unsure where to go here are a few of our top recommendations:

Mr. Babilla – Getsemani, Avenida del Arsenal #8B-137  – often host to a mix of locals tourists this bar in Cartagena’s bohemian neighbourhood is sure to produce a lively atmosphere.

Leon de Bavieria – Getsemani, Calle 24 #10B-65 – This German owned bar offers a mix of Bavarian food and beer and great live music. Add a national football rivalry to that and you’ve got a winning combination.

Beer Station –  Caribe Plaza Shopping Centre, 150 Local 101 Centro Comercial Caribe Plaza Calle 29b #22 – If you’ve been dragged to the mall by your significant other why not sneak away to Beer Station for the match. Surely a cold glass of great beer and in front of the game beats sitting outside the changing rooms scrolling through FaceBook.

San Diego F.M –  Centro, Calle del Santisimo #8-10 – Big flat screens, A/C, beer and cocktails. What more could you need?


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