The Spanish capital of Madrid may be 5,000 miles from Colombia, but this week's friendly against Cameroon in Getafe's Coliseum Alfonso Perez will fee like a home game for Los Cafeteros.
The vast Colombian expatriate community in Spain filled Murcia's Nueva Condomina stadium for a friendly against Spain last week, and they will no doubt turn up en masse once more for another chance to see their national team in action.
Their opponents on this occasion are a Cameroon side preparing for the Confederations Cup, with the African champions facing the winners of the Copa America, Chile, in their opening match of the tournament.
Colombia coach Jose Pekermann will make some changes to his starting XI, although the likes of David Ospina, James Rodriguez, Juan Cuadrado and Falcao are all expected to feature and Paddy Power offer the side at 4/5 (1.80) for the win.
Cameroon, meanwhile, are priced at 14/5 (3.80) and their last matches against Latin American opposition saw them lose against both Mexico and Brazil in the World Cup in 2014. Indeed, the African champions also lost a friendly to Paraguay 2-1 in the warm up to that tournament, while their last game against Colombia saw them suffer a 3-0 friendly defeat in 2012.
Colombia should be well placed therefore for another victory, although the Africans will want to give a good account of themselves in their final game before the Confederations Cup. The price for an outright win for the South American's should appeal, while backing them to score over 1.5 goals at 8/11 (1.73) should also be of interest.
Cameroon conceded twice in their last friendly against Guinea, while France put three past them in Paris last year. Colombia, for their part, netted twice against a stingy Spain defence last week, and they should be more than capable of getting on the scoresheet at least twice on Tuesday evening in Getafe.
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