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Colombia’s Jackson Martinez joins China’s Guangzhou for $46M
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Feb 3, 2016 Leave a comment

Colombia’s Jackson Martinez joins China’s Guangzhou for $46M

Colombia’s Jackson Martinez will leave Atletico Madrid for China Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande after closing a $46 million deal.

Colombia’s Fredy Guarin leaves Inter Milan for China
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jan 28, 2016 Leave a comment

Colombia’s Fredy Guarin leaves Inter Milan for China

Colombia midfielder Fredy Guarin will leave Inter Milan to continue his soccer career with China’s Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, the player announced Wednesday.

Former Colombia captain Yepes retires at age 40
Posted by Reuters on Jan 21, 2016 Leave a comment

Former Colombia captain Yepes retires at age 40

Former Colombia captain Mario Yepes, who led his country to the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals, announced his retirement on Wednesday.

Medellin celebrates as Atletico Nacional wins 15th Colombia soccer league title
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Dec 20, 2015 1 comment

Medellin celebrates as Atletico Nacional wins 15th Colombia soccer league title

Atletico Nacional from Medellin won this year’s second top soccer league title, defeating Barranquilla’s Junior with 1-0 in the second leg of the final on Sunday.

Colombia’s former soccer chief convicted in FIFA corruption scandal
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Dec 4, 2015 Leave a comment

Colombia’s former soccer chief convicted in FIFA corruption scandal

The former director of Colombia’s soccer federation was convicted for racketeering and wire fraud by a US court as part of an ongoing crackdown on global corruption in soccer, the US Department of Justice  Full Article »

Argentina beat Colombia 1-0 in World Cup qualifier
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Nov 17, 2015 Leave a comment

Argentina beat Colombia 1-0 in World Cup qualifier

Colombia lost 0-1 to Argentina on Tuesday in a World Cup qualifying match, leaving “Los Cafeteros” with a disappointing four points after four matches.

Rodriguez snatches draw for Colombia in Chile
Posted by Reuters on Nov 13, 2015 Leave a comment

Rodriguez snatches draw for Colombia in Chile

James Rodriguez struck in the second half to give Colombia a 1-1 draw away against Chile in 2018 World Cup qualifying on Thursday as the hosts dropped their first points  Full Article »

Colombia’s senate takes week off to watch soccer game against Argentina
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Nov 12, 2015 4 comments

Colombia’s senate takes week off to watch soccer game against Argentina

Colombia’s Congress on Wednesday suspended sessions until next Wednesday to allow the honorable representatives of the people to watch Tuesday’s soccer game against Argentina.

Colombia soccer chief resigns amid FIFA corruption probe
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Nov 9, 2015 4 comments

Colombia soccer chief resigns amid FIFA corruption probe

The top boss of Colombia’s soccer federation announced his resignation on Monday amid accusations he received bribes in an elaborate FIFA corruption scheme.

Chelsea sells Colombia’s Juan Cuadrado to Juventus for $25 million
Posted by Grace Brown on Oct 21, 2015 Leave a comment

Chelsea sells Colombia’s Juan Cuadrado to Juventus for $25 million

Chelsea and Juventus reached an agreement for the Colombian winger Cuadrado to be permanently transferred for just under $25 million, Italian press reported Wednesday.

Colombia’s Freddy Rincon in Panama court over drug trafficking allegations
Posted by Walt Donner on Oct 7, 2015 5 comments

Colombia’s Freddy Rincon in Panama court over drug trafficking allegations

Former Colombia soccer star Freddy Rincon faces trial in Panama this week for his alleged involvement in an international drug trafficking syndicate.

Colombia soccer executives sued for exploiting players
Posted by Grace Brown on Sep 16, 2015 Leave a comment

Colombia soccer executives sued for exploiting players

The directors of five of Colombia’s first and second division teams have been called to court by the Prosecutor General’s Office for depriving their players of their constitutional rights.

Colombia Peru international friendly match ends in a draw
Posted by Taran Volckhausen on Sep 9, 2015 Leave a comment

Colombia Peru international friendly match ends in a draw

Colombia ended an international friendly match against Peru in a 1-1 draw after Peru’s Jefferson Farfan scored an 89th-minute penalty to cancel out Carlos Bacca’s first half score.

Juventus offers Juan Cuadrado a fresh start after Chelsea stint
Posted by Walt Donner on Aug 24, 2015 Leave a comment

Juventus offers Juan Cuadrado a fresh start after Chelsea stint

Colombia’s Juan Cuadrado will be shipped from one championship team to another. After languishing on Chelsea’s bench, the 27-year-old Costeño will look to compete for a starting spot at Juventus, last  Full Article »

Cristian Zapata’s cousin arrested for kidnapping family member
Posted by Grace Brown on Aug 20, 2015 Leave a comment

Cristian Zapata’s cousin arrested for kidnapping family member

A cousin of Colombia soccer player Cristian Zapata has been arrested under suspicion of kidnapping the AC Milan player’s aunt in 2013, police said Wednesday.

Colombia’s Atletico Nacional tells Trump soccer club is not for sale
Posted by Fletcher Berryman on Aug 6, 2015 8 comments

Colombia’s Atletico Nacional tells Trump soccer club is not for sale

Atletico Nacional told US real estate mogul and presidential candidate Donald Trump that the soccer club is not for sale after Trump had expressed interest in purchasing the Medellin side.