The Colombian duo stole the show in Kazan.
Radamel Falcao, James Rodriguez and Juan Quintero may have starred on the pitch in the 3-0 win over Poland, but it was two countrymen of an older vintage that last night set football fans reminiscing about the old days.
It was a day that showcased the very best of Colombia wonderful support.
Rene Higuita and Carlos Valderrama, who starred together for Colombia at the World Cup in Italy 28 years ago, were spotted in the stands enjoying their country’s comprehensive win to the delight of football fans of all ages.
Carlos Valderrama and Rene Higuita celebrate with a hug, after #Colombia roll to a 3-0 win with an impressive performance. #Legends ??????#VamosColombia #POLCOL #COL #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/km49eNaWEV
— Jason Foster (@JogaBonito_USA) 24 June 2018
The pair were instantly recognisable, with fans commenting on how their hairstyles had barely changed almost three decades.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the sighting of the two legends…
Colombian icons Rene Higuita and Carlos Valderrama watched their countrymen demolish Poland.They still got the same hairstyles just in their playing days when they mesmerized the fans.#WCsoka25 pic.twitter.com/wUpDk5TmTo
— Collins Okinyo (@bedjosessien) 25 June 2018
— Chris (@ChrisNE14ST) 24 June 2018
Seeing Higuita and Valderrama at the game yesterday brought a huge smile to my dad’s face. He then went to tell me about what these two used to do on the pitch back in the day. Legends #WorldCup #COL pic.twitter.com/wkTxSAaAW2
— Beardinho De Netuno ?? (@Episode88) 25 June 2018
— Jules Breach (@julesbreach) 24 June 2018
Is this the best picture of World Cup in Russia? Two legends of Colombia and football haircuts – René Higuita and Carlos Valderrama ?? ?? @FIFAWorldCup @FCFSeleccionCol #WorldCupRussia2018 #ReneHiguita #CarlosValderrama #Haircut #Colombia #Legends #football pic.twitter.com/Qzs7gSnFW8
— World Football Coach (@worldfootcoach) 25 June 2018
One Picture. Two Legends. pic.twitter.com/1LLmLfHpjO
— 90s Football (@90sfootball) 24 June 2018