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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.

Messi magic as Argentina down Colombia

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San Juan (Argentina) (AFP) Lionel Messi scored a majestic free-kick and set up two more goals as Argentina got their faltering 2018 World Cup qualification campaign back on track with a 3-0 win over Colombia here Tuesday.

Barcelona maestro Messi curled in a superb free-kick from 30 yards in the 10th minute before providing the cross for Lucas Pratto's 23rd minute header.

Messi magic as Argentina down Colombia

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San Juan (Argentina) (AFP) Lionel Messi scored a majestic free-kick and set up two more goals as Argentina got their faltering 2018 World Cup qualification campaign back on track with a 3-0 win over Colombia here Tuesday.

Barcelona maestro Messi curled in a superb free-kick from 30 yards in the 10th minute before providing the cross for Lucas Pratto's 23rd minute header.

Argentina coach Bauza calls for World Cup ‘risks’

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Buenos Aires (AFP) Lionel Messi and Argentina's stars will have to take "risks" to beat Colombia and keep their World Cup hopes alive, coach Edgardo Bauza said ahead of their must-win clash on Tuesday.

Messi used expletives to Argentinian media to highlight his anger after the Albiceleste lost 3-0 to Brazil last week.

South America

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.

Argentina

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.

Must-See Goal: Lionel Messi

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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.

CONMEBOL WCQ Preview: Argentina attempts to stop skid, and more

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A place in the 2018 World Cup in Russia is off in the distance and fuzzy right now for Argentina, but can be brought back into focus with a slump-busting win at home vs. one of the teams that sits above in the standings.

Matchday 12 of CONMEBOL's World Cup Qualifying campaign takes place on Tuesday, and arguably the biggest match in this round will be held in Argentina whenLa Albicelestewelcome Colombia.

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

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

After Argentina got thumped against Brazil last week, the albiceleste now face a must-win match against Colombia in order to keep their chances of trying to qualify for World Cup 2018. Argentina currently sits in sixth place in the CONMEBOL qualification group, two points behind third-place Colombia.

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

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

After Argentina got thumped against Brazil last week, the albiceleste now face a must-win match against Colombia in order to keep their chances of trying to qualify for World Cup 2018. Argentina currently sits in sixth place in the CONMEBOL qualification group, two points behind third-place Colombia.

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INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL | SPAIN FULL SQUAD OF 25 PLAYERS

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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.

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.