Before we forget about Lady Andrade for 4 years: 5 final things you might not know about USA vs. Colombia

On Monday (June 22), the United States beat Colombia 2-0 in the round of 16. The Americans next play China in a quarterfinal on Friday (June 26). The game, at 6:30 p.m. CT, is on Fox.

Here are five oddities, curiosities or (possibly) interesting facts about the Colombia game and its participants:

 

1.

The 2015 World Cup began with five Latin American countries among the 24 qualifying teams.

None remain.

Mexico, Ecuador and Costa Rica didn’t make it out of the group stage. Brazil, like Colombia, was eliminated in the round of 16.

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2.

With Monday’s result, the United States became the first country to play in 40 World Cup matches, and the first to win 30.

 

3.

By upsetting France 2-0 in group play, Colombia (No. 28 in the world), became the lowest-ranked team to defeat a top-10 team in a World Cup. (France is No. 3 worldwide.)

Isabella Echeverri of Colombia was in a festive mood after her team beat France 2-0 on June 13, 2015. (Clive Rose/ FIFA/Getty Images)

Isabella Echeverri of Colombia was in a festive mood after her team beat France 2-0 on June 13, 2015. (Clive Rose/ FIFA/Getty Images)

 

4.

The win over France was the first World Cup victory ever by a South American team not named Brazil.

 

5.

When Lori Chalupny came on for Ali Krieger in the 81st minute, she picked up her 103rd cap.

It was her first appearance in this World Cup, and her seventh World Cup match overall.

In the 2007 tournament, she started all six U.S. games and scored two goals, including the game-winner against Nigeria.

Lori Chalupny, center, celebrates with Heather O'Reilly (9), as Nigeria's Ulumma Jerome, second from left, Rita Chikwelu (10), and goal keeper Precious Dede watch after Chalupny scored a goal on a set play in the first half during the third round robin Group B match of the 2007 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007 in Shanghai, China.  (Julie Jacobson/AP)

Lori Chalupny (center) after scoring against Nigeria in the World Cup, Sept. 18, 2007. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

A history of concussions kept Chalupny out of contention for the 2011 World Cup team.

She is only the second American to have earned a roster spot in nonconsecutive World Cups. Brandi Chastain did it in 1990 and 1999.

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