Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez said the team's captain Radamel Falcao deserved to score on Monday morning (AEST).
Falcao, who missed the previous tournament in Brazil due to a knee injury, netted his first World Cup goal during Colombia’s comfortable 3-0 victory over Poland in the Group H match. Rodriguez made two assists and was named the man of the match.
"Falcao did not play at the FIFA World Cup four years ago, but he was a part of our team," Rodriguez said post-match.
"Now he is with us on the pitch and he deserved the goal. He has been working hard to be here. He has been waiting for that goal for four years, and we are waiting for him to score again."
Colombia have three points and currently sit third in the group behind Senegal and Japan, who both have four points. The team can still reach the round of 16, but will have to beat Senegal in their final group game, which will take place on Thursday.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the matches being played in 11 cities across Russia.