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Colombia FARC rebels want to form pro football club

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Bogota (AFP) – Demobilized fighters from Colombia’s leftist FARC rebels want to form a professional league football club, officials said Friday.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia have disarmed under a peace deal after a half-century conflict and are transitioning to civil and political life.

Morata saves Spain in four-goal Colombia thriller

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Murcia (Spain) (AFP) – Alvaro Morata came off the bench to salvage Julien Lopetegui’s unbeaten record as Spain coach in an entertaining 2-2 draw with Colombia in Murcia on Wednesday.

After Edwin Cardona had cancelled out David Silva’s opener for the hosts, Radamel Falcao’s first international goal for two years had Colombia on course for a famous win.

Morata saves Spain in four-goal Colombia thriller

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Murcia (Spain) (AFP) – Alvaro Morata came off the bench to salvage Julien Lopetegui’s unbeaten record as Spain coach in an entertaining 2-2 draw with Colombia in Murcia on Wednesday.

After Edwin Cardona had cancelled out David Silva’s opener for the hosts, Radamel Falcao’s first international goal for two years had Colombia on course for a famous win.

James Rodriguez causes middle finger storm

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Bogota (AFP) – Controversy engulfed Real Madrid star James Rodriguez in his native Colombia on Monday after he was photographed making an obscene gesture to journalists covering a Colombian national team training session.

Rodriguez gave the middle finger to journalists gathered outside the team’s practice on Friday in Bogota ahead of their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday against Ecuador.

James Rodriguez causes middle finger storm

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Bogota (AFP) – Controversy engulfed Real Madrid star James Rodriguez in his native Colombia on Monday after he was photographed making an obscene gesture to journalists covering a Colombian national team training session.

Rodriguez gave the middle finger to journalists gathered outside the team’s practice on Friday in Bogota ahead of their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday against Ecuador.

Yoreli Rincon, force in Colombia women’s football game

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Duitama (Colombia) (AFP) – Yoreli Rincon says her dad used to burst her footballs with a knife to stop her playing, so sexist was the sport in her native Colombia.

Now 23, she has played professionally in Europe and the United States and currently captains Colombian club Patriotas.

Yoreli Rincon, force in Colombia women’s football game

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Duitama (Colombia) (AFP) – Yoreli Rincon says her dad used to burst her footballs with a knife to stop her playing, so sexist was the sport in her native Colombia.

Now 23, she has played professionally in Europe and the United States and currently captains Colombian club Patriotas.

Brazil, Colombia play match for Chapecoense

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) Brazil and Colombia play a benefit match on Wednesday for the families of members of Brazilian team Chapecoense who were killed in a plane crash in November.

The team's plane went down on November 28 in mountains in Colombia as they flew to play Atletico Nacional of Medellin in the final of the Copa Sudamericana tournament.

Brazil, Colombia play match for Chapecoense

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) Brazil and Colombia play a benefit match on Wednesday for the families of members of Brazilian team Chapecoense who were killed in a plane crash in November.

The team's plane went down on November 28 in mountains in Colombia as they flew to play Atletico Nacional of Medellin in the final of the Copa Sudamericana tournament.

Colombia crash pilot reported he was out of fuel: tape

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Medellín (Colombia) (AFP) Fans mourned Wednesday for a Brazilian football team decimated in a plane crash that killed 71 people in Colombia, as a recording emerged of the panicked pilot reporting he was out of fuel.

Authorities are still investigating what caused the charter flight to crash in the mountains outside Medellin as it carried Cinderella story team Chapecoense Real to a major match.

Colombia crash pilot reported he was out of fuel: tape

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Medellín (Colombia) (AFP) Fans mourned Wednesday for a Brazilian football team decimated in a plane crash that killed 71 people in Colombia, as a recording emerged of the panicked pilot reporting he was out of fuel.

Authorities are still investigating what caused the charter flight to crash in the mountains outside Medellin as it carried Cinderella story team Chapecoense Real to a major match.

Colombia crash pilot reported ‘total electrical failure, no fuel’

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Medellín (Colombia) (AFP) The pilot of a plane that crashed in the Colombian mountains, killing 71 people, radioed the control tower in a panic to report he had run out of fuel, according to a recording aired Wednesday by Colombian media.

"Ma'am, LAMIA 2933 has a total failure, total electrical failure, without fuel," pilot Miguel Quiroga says in the recording, minutes before the charter flight crashed outside the city of Medellin.

Man Utd remember Colombia plane crash victims

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester United paid a poignant tribute to the victims of the Colombia plane crash with a minute's silence prior to their League Cup quarter-final against West Ham United on Wednesday.

With many of the 71 victims members of Brazilian top-flight team Chapecoense, the tragedy brought back memories of the 1958 Munich air disaster, in which eight United players died.

Man Utd remember Colombia plane crash victims

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester United paid a poignant tribute to the victims of the Colombia plane crash with a minute's silence prior to their League Cup quarter-final against West Ham United on Wednesday.

With many of the 71 victims members of Brazilian top-flight team Chapecoense, the tragedy brought back memories of the 1958 Munich air disaster, in which eight United players died.

Football team’s plane crashed after skipping refuel stop: report

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La Paz (AFP) The plane that crashed in Colombia killing 71 people including Brazilian footballers had skipped a scheduled refueling stop, media quoted a representative of the Bolivian airline as saying Wednesday.

"The plane should have refueled in Bogota," but instead bypassed the Colombian capital and headed straight for its destination Medellin, Gustavo Vargas, a representative of airline LAMIA, was quoted as saying in Bolivian newspaper Pagina Siete.

Football team’s plane crashed after skipping refuel stop: report

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La Paz (AFP) The plane that crashed in Colombia killing 71 people including Brazilian footballers had skipped a scheduled refueling stop, media quoted a representative of the Bolivian airline as saying Wednesday.

"The plane should have refueled in Bogota," but instead bypassed the Colombian capital and headed straight for its destination Medellin, Gustavo Vargas, a representative of airline LAMIA, was quoted as saying in Bolivian newspaper Pagina Siete.

Colombia probes plane crash that wiped out football team

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Medellín (Colombia) (AFP) Colombia was investigating Wednesday what made a charter plane crash into its northwestern mountains, killing 71 people including most of a Brazilian football team and 20 journalists.

Football fans were in tears in the team's hometown of Chapeco and their opponents mourned in the Colombian city of Medellin, where the doomed flight crashed Monday.

Colombia probes plane crash that wiped out football team

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Medellín (Colombia) (AFP) Colombia was investigating Wednesday what made a charter plane crash into its northwestern mountains, killing 71 people including most of a Brazilian football team and 20 journalists.

Football fans were in tears in the team's hometown of Chapeco and their opponents mourned in the Colombian city of Medellin, where the doomed flight crashed Monday.

Football mourns Brazilian players killed in air crash

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La Unión (Colombia) (AFP) A plane that crashed in the mountains of Colombia, killing 71 people, including members of a Brazilian football team, may have run out of fuel, a Colombian military source told AFP.

"It is very suspicious that despite the impact there was no explosion. That reinforces the theory of the lack of fuel," the source said Tuesday.

Football mourns as plane crash kills Brazilian players

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La Unión (Colombia) (AFP) The football world was plunged into mourning Tuesday after a plane carrying a Brazilian team crashed in the mountains in Colombia, killing 75 people with six survivors, officials said.

Football legends Pele and Maradona as well as current superstar Lionel Messi led tributes to the players of Chapecoense Real.

Pele leads football tributes to plane crash victims

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) Brazil football legend Pele and Argentines Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi led numerous sporting tributes Tuesday to the Brazilian footballers killed in a plane crash in Colombia.

Players of the Chapecoense Real team were among 81 people on board the doomed flight that crashed into mountains in northwestern Colombia.

Pele leads football tributes to plane crash victims

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) Brazil football legend Pele and Argentines Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi led numerous sporting tributes Tuesday to the Brazilian footballers killed in a plane crash in Colombia.

Players of the Chapecoense Real team were among 81 people on board the doomed flight that crashed into mountains in northwestern Colombia.

Brazilian footballers killed in Colombia plane crash

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La Unión (Colombia) (AFP) A plane carrying a Brazilian football team crashed in the mountains in Colombia, killing an estimated 75 people while six survived, including several players, officials said Tuesday.

The LAMIA airlines charter declared an emergency at around 10:00 pm (0300 GMT Tuesday), reporting it had suffered "electrical failures," and crashed a short time later near the city of Medellin, officials said.

Brazilian footballers killed in Colombia plane crash

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La Unión (Colombia) (AFP) A plane carrying a Brazilian football team crashed in the mountains in Colombia, killing an estimated 75 people while six survived, including several players, officials said Tuesday.

The LAMIA airlines charter declared an emergency at around 10:00 pm (0300 GMT Tuesday), reporting it had suffered "electrical failures," and crashed a short time later near the city of Medellin, officials said.

Plane crash kills dream of Brazilian football team that defied odds

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Sao Paulo (AFP) Traveling on the doomed airliner that crashed in Colombia overnight were the players and staff of a Brazilian football club about to complete a fairytale journey from unknowns to would-be South American champions.

The LAMIA charter plane went down near Medellin late Monday with 81 people aboard and so far only six are reported to have survived.

Plane crash kills dream of Brazilian football team that defied odds

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Sao Paulo (AFP) Traveling on the doomed airliner that crashed in Colombia overnight were the players and staff of a Brazilian football club about to complete a fairytale journey from unknowns to would-be South American champions.

The LAMIA charter plane went down near Medellin late Monday with 81 people aboard and so far only six are reported to have survived.

Plane carrying Brazilian football players crashes in Colombia

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Bogota (AFP) A charter plane carrying a Brazilian football team crashed in the mountains in Colombia late Monday, killing 76 people, officials said. They said five survived the disaster.

The LAMIA airlines charter declared an emergency at around 10 pm local time" 0300 GMT Tuesday, reporting it had suffered "electrical failures," and crashed a short time later near the city of Medellin, officials said.

Colombia air crash death toll rises to 76

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Bogota (AFP) The death toll from the crash in Colombia of an airliner carrying a Brazilian football team rose to 76 Tuesday as officials said only five people survived the disaster.

"We were able to rescue six people alive but one of them died on the way to the hospital," Jose Gerardo Acevedo, a police commander, told reporters.

United States

Garcia fallout and the 2026 World Cup

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With little on the field to get excited about, my thoughts turn to football politics.

The Michael Garcia report on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup awarding decisions has finally been published, but sadly did not provide enough ammunition to charge Russia and Qatar or strip them of their World Cup hosting.

Where to find Ecuador vs. Colombia on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Ecuador vs. Colombia, you’ve come to the right place.

Fourth meets fifth in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying group as both Ecuador and Colombia fight it out to try to gain an edge in the qualifying stages for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Updated Standings, Results and Talking Points

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The calendar year 2016’s last international break provided the setting for the latest stop in the long road to qualification for the 2018 World Cup. 63 matches were played across six continents, as the qualification picture for the finals in Russia became clearer after the latest round of matches.

Videos

Paul Pogba Actually Scores Goal With Dab During Juan Cuadrado Foundation Charity Match (Video)

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Paul Pogba assembleda team of chums to play against a Juan Cuadrado Select XI in an exhibitionmatch in Medellin, Colombia on Saturday evening, with all the proceeds going to the latter's charitable foundation.

The game shall perhaps be forever remembered as the moment Pogba's 'dab' celebration jumped the shark, with the Manchester United midfielder actually using his special trademark flourish to score a goal at one point.

Must-See Goal: Lionel Messi

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Chapecoense

CONMEBOL: Chapecoense Awarded 2016 Copa Sudamericana Title, Atletico Nacional Receive Special ‘Fair Play’ Award

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After much deliberation, CONMEBOL have decided to award the 2016 Copa Sudamericana title to Chapecoense.

As you well know, Chape were all set to square off against Colombian side Atletico Nacional in the final of the Copa Sudamerican (the South American equivalent of the the Europa League) when their team plane crashed en route toMedellin airportlast Tuesday morning, killing 76 people.

Chapecoense: Stunning Scenes In Medellin As Thousands Upon Thousands Of Colombian Fans Gather To Pay Tribute (Photos & Video)

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There were touching scenes right across South America on what would have been the night Chapecoense played Ateltico Nacional in the final of the Copa Sudamericana.

Thousands of fans gathered to both mourn and pay tribute to the 76 people who lost their lives when Chapecoense's team plane crashedjust outside the Colombian city of Medellin in the early hours of Tuesdaymorning.

Chapecoense: 76 People Reported Dead As Plane Carrying Brazilian Team Crashes In Colombia

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Dreadful news is emanating from Colombia this morning that aplane carrying Brazilian team Chapecoense crashed overnight while en route to Medellin airport, killing almost everybody on board.

Colombian police have sinceconfirmed that from a total of 81, only five people survived the crash, which happened in the mountainous area of La Union, around 20 miles from the airport.

The Rest

James joins Bayern

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Never mind the hype about the Premier League: James Rodriguez has agreed to join Bayern Munich, it was announced this morning.

The move is only a two-year loan but includes and option to buy the 25 year-old for £35 million at the end of it.

The 2014 World Cup golden boot winner sorely needed a change of scenery after being exiled to the bench for most of the season at Real Madrid, but his final destination is a real shock after so much linking of him to England.

INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL | SPAIN FULL SQUAD OF 25 PLAYERS

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Watford agree deal for 20-year-old defender, club confirm on Twitter

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Premier League outfit, Watford, have signed Colombian defender, Jorge Segura. The news has been confirmed by Segura’s current club, Envigado, but there has been no official announcement from Watford yet.

Envigado claim that the player won’t depart until June this year.

Futbolistas fallecidos en actividad

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En el mundo del fútbol se han producido muertes de futbolistas en actividad que enlutan a toda la familia deportiva. Accidentes de tránsito, tragedias aéreas, enfermedades, asesinatos, suicidios que pusieron fin a carreras en pleno desarrollo y los cada vez más preocupantes casos de muerte súbita.