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POTD: Colombia’s Atletico Nacional Mourns Death Of Fan After He Is Shot By Rival Fan From Millonarios

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Funerals and deaths as a result of violent football attacks in South America can be a very painful and tragic event.

However, it happened in Colombia over the weekend, when Atletico Nacional fan Dumar Baquero was shot dead by a woman wearing the jersey of rival team, Millionarios.

Trendsetting: The Full Shirt Tattoo Tribute

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There is pride, there is respect, there is even love...and then there is this guy, Felipe Alvarez.

The shirt is that of Andres Escobar, whose own goal in 1994 cost him a place in history and ultimately his life. Felipe pays homage in his own special way (or perhaps he's just fighting annual kit turnover?

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Atletico Nacional midfielder Sebastian Perez due to start Arsenal trial

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Colombian midfielder Sebastian Perez is due to start a trial at Arsenal today. The Atletico Nacional youngster is expected in north London to allow Arsene Wenger to run the rule over him ahead of a potential £5m switch. He caught the eye of Gunners scout while playing for Colombia in the Under-20 FIFA World Cup [.

Mondragon Transfer To Deportivo Cali Is "99%" Done According To Vice President Maria Clara Naranjo

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Silly season has bitten the Philadelphia Union hard, as the international transfer window is set to close in three days. After apparently shrugging off a Sebastien Le Toux transfer to Bolton Wanderers, the Union are set to lose team captain Faryd Mondragon.

The 40-year-old is on his way back to Colombia, according to Deportivo Cali's Vice President.

Locked Up Abroad: Colombian Derby

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Derbies are, by nature, torrid affairs. Some might say the same of most South American games, which is rather complimentary.

Combine the two and you're in for a barnstorming day of good viewing...from afar.

Colombia, however, just might take the cake: no minors, no identifying team colors.

Video: Scary scenes as lightning hits a Colombian match

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Close call Players at last week's clash between Colombian sides La Equidad and Atletico Nacional had a lucky escape after a lightning bolt hit the stadium during the game. Several players were knocked from their feet or were left clutching their heads. And afterwards the understandable relief is clear to see!

Felipe Alvarez gets full Andres Escobar shirt tattoo, is hardcore

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When Andres Escobar was killed not long after scoring a decisive own goal against the United States in Colombia's disastrous 1994 World Cup showing, Felipe Alvarez was just 9 years old. Now 25 and a obsessive fan of Atletico Nacional -- Escobar's club team at the time of his death -- Alvarez has paid tribute to Escobar in a painful and permanent way.

Florez Returns To Football After Heinous Crime

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Atlético Nacional's Javier Flórez, who shot and killed a supporter on July 5, can return to play for his club Atletico Junior after receiving probation and paying the victim's family a sum of U.S. $75 thousand. Ridiculous!

Copa Libertadores

Tuesday's TV

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EPL on Fox Soccer gets us a quick rematch of the FA Cup final with Liverpool hosting Chelsea at 3pm. Copa Libertadores on Fox Deportes: Velez Sarsfield - Atletico Nacional at 7pm and Libertad - Cruz Azul at 9:30pm. All Times Eastern

Must-See Goal: Dorlan Pabon

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Bend it like Beckham, meet Power it like Pabon.

Colombian side Atletico Nacional sits atop its group in the Copa Libertadores, and the play of Dorlan Pabon is a big reason why. The 24-year-old Colombian international attacker, who leads the tournament with six goals, sent a powerful, swerving free kick from more than 40 yards into the right upper 90 as part of Atletico Nacional's 3-0 victory over Penarol Tuesday night that is worth at least a few looks.

Dorlan Pabon Amazing 40 Yard Freekick Atletico Nacional vs Penarol

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TweetColombian midfielder Dorlan Pablo sent pulses racing with an amazing 40 yard freekick during Atletico Nacional's Copa Libertadores group stage win against Penarol. Normally in situations like this the man standing over the freekick is expected to feed the ball into the so called 'mixer' where, hopefully, an alert striker will pounce.

KABOOM! Atletico Nacional’s Dorlan Pabon Scores 40-Yard Free Kick Ripsnorter vs Penarol (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Chile's Atletico Nacional vs Uruguay's Penarol, Group 8 of the Copa Libertadores, Atletico midfielder Dorlan Pabon steps up to hit a direct free-kick from a shade more than 40 yards out...

Thanks to Pies fan @jespenney for the nudge.

Dorlan Pabón just summoned the spirit of Roberto Carlos. You all...

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Dorlan Pabón just summoned the spirit of Roberto Carlos.

You all remember that Roberto Carlos free kick? Well Dorlan Pabón just emulated that with a masterful strike for Atlético Nacional vs. Peñarol in Copa Libertadores. Unbelievable curve by the Colombian. Qué golazo...

Resultados Copa Libertadores Febrero 21, 2012 Cruz Azul golea al Tachira 4-0 video

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Cruz Azul 4 – Tachira 0

(Copa Libertadores, Febrero 21, 2012) Adrian Cortes (penalty), Edixon Perea, Javier Orozco y Emanuel Villa fueron los anotadores del Cruz Azul.
La maquina celeste se tomo en serio la copa Libertadores, la mas importante de America a nivel de clubes y goleo a los albinegros de Venezuela.

World Club Rankings - Top 25 Clubs - 1989

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Since we didn't have many significant domestic league matches this week, and I have time to kill on a train from Amsterdam to Brussels, here is the next edition of our Annual Rankings. This time, we are up to 1989.

1989 was one of those seasons in which the European Cup winner did not manage to finish atop the World Club Rankings for the year.

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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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The two first places in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals will be filled tonight as Costa Rica takes on Honduras and unbeaten Mexico battles Guatemala.

The first pair of Gold Cup quarterfinals headline a busy night of soccer action, a night that includes the Los Angeles Galaxy's visit to the Colorado Rapids and D.

Weekend Soccer Television Schedule - 4/5 September 2010

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Well, the action on television this weekend is mostly Euro 2012 qualifiers which mostly aren't over the weekend (they are on Friday) and mostly not on television (they are on ESPN3.com). Otherwise, we have a myriad of South and North American matches on GolTV as well as a handful of other networks.

Weekend Soccer Television Schedule - 31 July/1 August 2010

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We're still a week away from the opening weekend of any of the major international leagues (though Brazil has been open for action – for the most part – since May). France, Argentina and the Netherlands open up next week, so the television football action should become more relevant starting then.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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The race for the final UEFA Champions League place in the English Premier League is as tight as can be and today will offer the top three contenders a chance to move into control.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The title races in Europe's top leagues are coming to a close and there is little room seperating the teams vying for league titles.

Chelsea will look to maintain its one-point lead ahead of Manchester United when it takes on Liverpool, while Manchester United tries to keep the pressure on with a win against Sunderland.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The title races in Europe's top leagues are coming to a close and there is little room seperating the teams vying for league titles.

Chelsea will look to maintain its one-point lead ahead of Manchester United when it takes on Liverpool, while Manchester United tries to keep the pressure on with a win against Sunderland.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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Manchester United is thinking of another championship, while Tottenham has dreams of the UEFA Champions League.

That is what is on the line today when Spurs take on the Red Devils in the day's top match. Manchester United is trying to catch Chelsea for first place, while Tottenham is trying to hold off Manchester City for fourth place and the Champions League berth that goes with it.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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Manchester United is thinking of another championship, while Tottenham has dreams of the UEFA Champions League.

That is what is on the line today when Spurs take on the Red Devils in the day's top match. Manchester United is trying to catch Chelsea for first place, while Tottenham is trying to hold off Manchester City for fourth place and the Champions League berth that goes with it.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The race for the English Premier League title, as well as the race for the precious fourth place Champions League spot still up for graps in the Premier league, will both be on the line when Tottenham faces Manchester United.

The Red Devils are on Chelsea's heels for the title, while Spurs are trying to hold off Manchester City for the valuable Champions League spot it currently holds.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The race for the English Premier League title, as well as the race for the precious fourth place Champions League spot still up for graps in the Premier league, will both be on the line when Tottenham faces Manchester United.

The Red Devils are on Chelsea's heels for the title, while Spurs are trying to hold off Manchester City for the valuable Champions League spot it currently holds.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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You've waited all summer for European club soccer to come back into full swing and this weekend is that first weekend when all the top leagues are in action.

Not only are all the leagues you love playing, but there are also juicy match-ups galore, from Man Utd-Arsenal to AC Milan-Inter Milan to Bayern Munich Wolfsburg to tonight's MLS showdown between the LA Galaxy and Chivas USA.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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You've waited all summer for European club soccer to come back into full swing and this weekend is that first weekend when all the top leagues are in action.

Not only are all the leagues you love playing, but there are also juicy match-ups galore, from Man Utd-Arsenal to AC Milan-Inter Milan to Bayern Munich Wolfsburg to tonight's MLS showdown between the LA Galaxy and Chivas USA.

This weekend's Soccer on TV

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If you're a big fan of fierce rivalries and heavyweight brawls then this is the weekend for you.

The Milan Derby will set the stage on a weekend full of high profile match-ups, including Arsenal-Manchester United, AS Roma-Juventus and Olympique Marseille-Bordeaux.

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Faryd Mondragon Wants To - Eventually - Retire As A Member Of The Philadelphia Union

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Philadelphia Union captain Faryd Mondragon has stated his intent to retire with the Philadelphia Union when his playing day are over.

The Colombian goalkeeper answered a follower's question on Twitter about his soccer retirement plans, saying that he would like to retire with the Union. Mondragon, already a fan favorite, turned 40-years-old today and is in the first year of a what is thought to be a contract that lasts at least two years with Philadelphia.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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While one U.S. national team is fighting for a Gold Cup title, another one starts its quest for a World Cup crown.

The U.S. Under-17 men's national team begins its FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico as it takes on the Czech Republic on Sunday.

Goals of the Week

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1. Karim Benzema (Mesut Ozil assist) (Ajax v Real Madrid, November 23, 2010)

2. Matheus (Braga v Arsenal, November 23, 2010)

3. Mehmet Guven (Eskisehirspor v Manisaspor, November 26, 2010) (First goal on the video)

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Colombia's Roster for Friendlies

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Switching gears from MNT camp in Chicago for a second: Colombia has released their roster for their friendly against the USA on Oct. 12 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. The Colombians will face Ecuador four days earlier before matching up with the Americans. Head coach Hernan Dario Gomez' roster of 20 is made up of players spread around the world.

Higuita vs River Plate

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Atletico Nacional-River Plate arasındaki Copa Libertadores maçında Higuita'nın attığı frikik golü turnuvanın efsanevi golleri arasına girmişti. Higuita renkliği imajı ve çılgınlık derecesinde aldığı riskler ile Kolombiya'da kaleciliği gençlerin oynamak istediği bir mevki haline getirmiş bir fenomendi.

Daily Dose: August 28th, 2009

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Something to read while you watch Konrad Frys score straight from kick off... Say ¡hola! to our first Spanish language Offside blog (Atlético Nacional Offside) Don't mess with Paolo Montero (Dirty Tackle) Platini plans to get tough on debt (GOAL) The American company marketing Russia's World Cup bid (Match Fit USA) Francesco's season off to a goalden start (Totti Offside) FIFA's [.