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Argentina face Colombia in Copa América semis after Messi magic

Argentina 3-0 Ecuador Uruguay 0-0 Colombia (Colombia win 4-2 on penalties)Lionel Messi scored a free kick and served up two assists as Argentina beat Ecuador 3-0 on Saturday to set themselves up for a Copa América semi-final against Colombia.Messi mis…

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Late goal gives Brazil controversial Copa América win over Colombia

Casemiro heads 100th-minute winner to keep 100% recordReferee sparks controversy in build up to Brazil’s equaliserBrazil went behind for the first time in eight games but responded with a controversial equaliser before netting a dramatic winner deep in…

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A Colombian lesson from history: the super league battle is not over | Jonathan Wilson

The last, short-lived rebel-league experiment seven decades ago tells us much about why breakaways happen9 April 1948, Bogotá, Colombia. Before the 2pm meeting he had scheduled with a young Cuban lawyer called Fidel Castro, Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, leader…

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Carolina Rozo: ‘It started with words. He would tell me I was very pretty’

Former physio with the Colombia Under-17 women’s team on the abuse she says she suffered at the hands of the coach Didier LunaI was sexually harassed by the manager as soon as I went into the job,” says Carolina Rozo, the former physiotherapist of Colo…

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René Higuita’s scorpion kick is a thing of beauty – so let’s debunk it | Max Rushden

For too long I’ve avoided confrontation with inoffensive platitudes and nostalgia – now I’m here for clicks and retweetsThe existential crisis for football writers is real as we approach week four without our subject matter. All of us – even the most e…

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Player dribbles past seven opponents to score stunning solo goal in Colombia – video

The final stage of Colombia’s Under-21 national championship produced a magical solo goal. In the 55th minute, with the scores level at 1-1, Norte de Santander’s Anderson Díaz took on five players, rounded the goalkeeper, faked past another defender be…

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Egan Bernal wins Tour de France and all of Colombia celebrates

From the jubilant crowds in the cyclist’s home village up to the president, emotions run high Egan Bernal becomes first Colombian to win the Tour de FranceAlvaro Bernal, a Colombian corn farmer, traversed the pouring rain to reach the cobbled square in…

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Copa América: where the quarter-finals will be won and lost

Previews for the Brazil v Paraguay, Venezuela v Argentina, Colombia v Chile and Uruguay v Peru tiesBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredUnder the watchful eye of their expectant home fans, Brazil looked nervous in their first two matches of the tournament. …

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Copa América Group B: Colombia 0-2 Argentina

Copa América Group B: Colombia 0-2 ArgentinaRoger Martinez and Duvan Zapata see off rivalsBrawl breaks out after Lionel Messi is fouledRoger Martinez scored an outstanding goal as Colombia beat Argentina 2-0 in an exciting finale to a Copa América Grou…

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The top transfer targets in action at the Copa América

Scouts should look out for Duván Zapata, Maxi Gómez, Giovani lo Celso, Rodrigo de Paul, Guillermo Maripan and Erick PulgarBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredThe Copa América kicks off on Friday night as the hosts face Bolivia in São Paulo, with fellow big…

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Real San Andrés: the Colombian club that relocated 1,000km from home

Struggling Real Santander have moved from the mainland to a Caribbean island – and their bold decision might just pay offOf all the indignities that can be inflicted on a football club, relocation may be the most controversial of all. Uprooting a club …

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Real San Andrés: the Colombian club that relocated 1,000km from home

Struggling Real Santander have moved from the mainland to a Caribbean island – and their bold decision might just pay offOf all the indignities that can be inflicted on a football club, relocation may be the most controversial of all. Uprooting a club …

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Everton frustrated by Yerry Mina returning from Colombia duty injured

• We warned about playing two games in four days – Marco Silva• £28m defender has made on 12 league appearances for EvertonMarco Silva has said Everton warned Colombia not to overload Yerry Mina before the £28m defender suffered a hamstring injury that…

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Juan Fernando Quintero: a reminder of the glory days of football’s No10

The Colombian tore his ACL last weekend. He brings back memories of a time when the game cared less about fitting players into boxesIn recent years, football has attempted to eliminate subjectivity. The rise of VAR is the most obvious example, but we a…

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Yerry Mina: ‘Any talk with Manchester United was just my agent’

The Colombia defender says it was Marco Silva’s persistence that saw him swap Barcelona for Everton after the World CupThe eyebrows arch, the eyes widen and the laughter ignites again from Yerry Mina as soon as he hears the names José Mourinho and Manc…

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Colombia too good for USA as James Rodríguez scores stunner

USA 2-4 ColombiaCarlos Bacca, Radamel Falcao and Miguel Borja scored second-half goals to lead Colombia past the United States 4-2 on Thursday night in an match that marked the return of USA captain Michael Bradley to the national team following a one-…

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Jefferson Lerma set for Bournemouth liftoff after Colombia guard of honour

The midfielder attracted the admiration of Real Madrid while in Spain and wants to follow N’Golo Kanté’s lead in the Premier LeagueThis summer the World Cup came to El Cerrito, the Colombian municipality that directly translates as the Small Hill, as f…

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Jefferson Lerma set for Bournemouth liftoff after Colombia guard of honour

The midfielder attracted the admiration of Real Madrid while in Spain and wants to follow N’Golo Kanté’s lead in the Premier LeagueThis summer the World Cup came to El Cerrito, the Colombian municipality that directly translates as the Small Hill, as f…

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World Cup 2018: 32 fans from 32 countries review the tournament

As the dust settles on the World Cup in Russia, readers have been sharing their verdicts on their teams’ performancesI could not be prouder of my team. To see France do so well and bring such happiness to the country has been an incredible experience. …

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World Cup 2018 player ratings: marks for every single performance in Russia

After every game in Russia we asked our readers to rate the players and here are the verdicts, per game as well as average rating for the tournament The Russia World Cup came to a close with the France v Croatia final at the Luzhniki. There were 63 ga…