Mondragon becomes oldest World Cup player at 43

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Colombia's goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon, waves to spectators after the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Colombia at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Colombia won the match 4-1. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Colombia goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon kicks the ball down field against the Japan during the second half of a group C World Cup soccer match at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
Colombia's goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon, greets spectators after the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Colombia at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Colombia won the match 4-1. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Colombia's goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon, waves to spectators after the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Colombia at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Colombia won the match 4-1. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Colombia's goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon, center, is embraced by his teammates after the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Colombia at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Colombia won the match 4-1. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Colombia's goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon, left, embraces Colombia's goalkeeper David Ospina as he replaces him during the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Colombia at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Colombia's goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon celebrates after Colombia's James Rodriguez scored his side's fourth goal during the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Colombia at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina, right, celebrates with goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon during the second half of a group C World Cup soccer match against the Japan at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
Colombia's goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon celebrates after Colombia's James Rodriguez scored his side's fourth goal during the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Colombia at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Colombia's goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon celebrates after Colombia's James Rodriguez scored his side's fourth goal during the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Colombia at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
CUIABA, BRAZIL - JUNE 24: Faryd Mondragon of Colombia is interviewed after the 4-1 win in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Japan and Colombia at Arena Pantanal on June 24, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil. Mondragon became the oldest player to play at the World Cup aged 43 years and 3 days. (Photo by Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
CUIABA, BRAZIL - JUNE 24: Roberto Moreno displays Faryd Mondragon of Colombia will be brought in during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Japan and Colombia at Arena Pantanal on June 24, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil. (Photo by Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
CUIABA, BRAZIL - JUNE 24: Faryd Mondragon of Colombia celebrates with his sons Paolo and Lucca after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Japan and Colombia at Arena Pantanal on June 24, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
CUIABA, BRAZIL - JUNE 24: Players of Colombia congratualte Faryd Mondragon of Colombia after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Japan and Colombia at Arena Pantanal on June 24, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
CUIABA, BRAZIL - JUNE 24: Faryd Mondragon (L) of Colombia is congratulated by his teammate Carlos Valdes after the 4-1 win in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Japan and Colombia at Arena Pantanal on June 24, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
CUIABA, BRAZIL - JUNE 24: Goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon of Colombia celebrates with his son Lucca after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Japan and Colombia at Arena Pantanal on June 24, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
CUIABA, BRAZIL - JUNE 24: Goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon of Colombia acknowledges the fans after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Japan and Colombia at Arena Pantanal on June 24, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
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CUIABA, Brazil (AP) - Colombia goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon became the oldest player to compete at a World Cup when the 43-year-old came on as a late substitute in the 4-1 win over Japan on Tuesday.

Mondragon entered as an 85th-minute replacement with his team 3-1 ahead to break the record set by Cameroon striker Roger Milla, who was 42 when he played in the 1994 finals in the United States.

Mondragon is the only remnant from Colombia's last appearance at a World Cup, in 1998 when he was the country's first-choice goalkeeper.

Colombia coach Jose Pekerman says "Faryd has been a very important player for us ... so we gave him the chance to play a couple minutes so he can be recorded as the oldest (player) at a World Cup."

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