Teofilo Gutierrez delighted by Colombia support

Gutierrez delighted by Colombia support
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Colombia striker Teofilo Gutierrez praises fans for their overwhelming support during the country's resounding victory over Greece at the World Cup.

Colombia striker Teofilo Gutierrez has praised fans for their overwhelming support during the country's 3-0 win over Greece at the World Cup.

Thousands of Colombian supporters filled the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte on Saturday to see their team ease past the Greeks in their opening match of the tournament.

Despite claiming that he was not surprised by the atmosphere created by Colombia's fans, Gutierrez admits that it provided an exciting backdrop to the encounter.

"I wasn't surprised by them," he told FIFA.com. "The Colombia fans have been waiting for this moment, and with it being so close I expected them to turn up in numbers. It was very exciting."

Colombia continue their campaign on Thursday when they meet Ivory Coast.

Teofilo Gutierrez of Colombia and Cristian Zapata celebrate after the second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Colombia and Greece at Estadio Mineirao on June 14, 2014
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