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  • Martinez cracker helps Colombia past Argentina

    Roger Martinez scored an outstanding goal as Colombia beat Argentina 2-0 in an exciting finale to a Copa America Group B opener on Saturday that burst into life after a sluggish start.

  • Colombia knock Poland out

    Goals from Yerry Mina, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado give Colombia a convincing 3-0 win on Sunday against Poland.

  • 3 killed, 11 hurt in blast at upscale Colombia mall

    Three people including a young Frenchwoman were killed and 11 others wounded Saturday when an explosion rocked an upscale Bogota mall, the mayor said.

  • Colombia landslide kills 254

    Flooding and mudslides kill at least 254 people in south-west Colombia, officials say.

  • Brazil beat Colombia in Chape benefit game

    Brazil beat Colombia 1-0 in a benefit match for the families of those killed in the Chapecoense air disaster but Wednesday's game in Rio de Janeiro was marred by a disappointing turnout.

  • Brazil to meet Colombia in Chape benefit game

    The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has announced a benefit game between Brazil and Colombia on Jan. 25, the same day Chapecoense play their first game since the air crash that prompted the friendly.

  • Pilot in footballers' crash 'was not trained properly'

    The pilot in the plane crash that killed 71 people traveling to Colombia on a Bolivian charter including footballers from Brazil had not flown enough hours to pilot commercial flights, a copilot's attorney said Saturday.

  • Bolivia detains airline CEO after Colombia air crash

    Bolivian authorities detained on Tuesday the chief executive of airline LaMia, the owner of the plane that crashed last week in Colombia and killed nearly all of Brazil's Chapacoense soccer team, prosecutors said.

  • Brazil invite Colombia to play in Chape charity match

    Brazil have invited Colombia to play a friendly match next month with proceeds from the game going to families of the Chapecoense players and staff killed in the Medellin air crash, a Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) spokesman told Reuters on Monday.

  • Chapecoense awarded Sudamericana title

    South American football confederation CONMEBOL agreed Monday to award the Copa Sudamericana to Brazilian club Chapecoense, whose team was wiped out in a plane crash while heading to the final.

  • Monaco top, PSG stunned

    Colombian striker Radamel Falcao scored twice as Monaco thrashed Bastia 5-0 to move top of Ligue 1 on Saturday, while French champions Paris Saint-Germain crashed to a shock 3-0 defeat at Montpellier.

  • Fans mass at Brazil to mourn dead players

    Thousands of Brazilians who had been expecting to spend Wednesday night cheering their beloved Chapecoense football team in its hour of glory were instead gathering at the home stadium to mourn dead players.

  • Chapeco in mourning

    Thousands of grieving fans in green and white filled the Chapecoense stadium in remote southern Brazil on Tuesday, singing their team's praises and chanting one by one the names of players who lost their lives in a plane crash a day earlier.

  • Crash survivors undergo operations in Colombia

    Doctors treated traumatized survivors and an investigation was to get underway on Wednesday into an air crash that killed 71 people and wiped out Brazil's Chapecoense soccer team en route to a cup final in Colombia.

  • Messi flew by the same plane two weeks ago!

    A charter plane carrying a Brazilian football team which crashed in the mountains in Colombia late Monday killing 76 people so far flew Lionel Messi and his Argentina national team two weeks ago, according to media reports.

  • Diego caught smuggling cocaine

    Former Colombia international Diego Osorio was arrested by authorities for carrying over a kilo of cocaine in his underwear.

  • Neymar takes Brazil into semis

    Neymar led Brazil into the semi-finals of the Olympics with his first goal of the competition to edge the third of a trilogy of grudge matches with Colombia in three years 2-0.

  • Bacca strike lifts Colombia to third place

    Carlos Bacca scores the only goal as Colombia defeat the United States 1-0 to clinch third place in the Copa America Centenario

  • Peru pay the penalty

    Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina is the hero as Colombia slay their penalty shoot-out jinx to defeat Peru and advance to the semi-finals of the Copa America Centenario here Friday.

  • [WATCH] Colombia outlast Peru to reach semis

    Colombia reach the semifinals of the Copa America Centenario by beating Peru on penalties in New Jersey.

  • Falcao returns to Monaco

    Colombian striker Radamel Falcao confirms that he is returning to Monaca, where he played in 2013 and 2014, after two mediocre seasons on loan at Manchester United and Chelsea.

  • Colombia into last eight, US bounce back

    Colombia become the first side to reach the quarter-finals of the Copa America Centenario, while the United States thump Costa Rica 4-0 to get their campaign back on track.

  • Colombia crush USA

    Colombia wreck the United States' hopes of a winning start to the Copa America Centenario as goals from James Rodriguez and Cristian Zapata give the South Americans a comfortable 2-0 victory.

  • Rodriguez, Zapata silence USA

    Colombia come and spoil the party, easing to a 2-0 win over the United States in the Copa America Centenario curtain raiser in Santa Clara on Friday.

  • '3,100 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus'

    Over 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manuel Santos says.

  • Colombia links Zika to rare nerve disorder deaths

    Colombia says three people have died after contracting the Zika virus and developing a rare nerve disorder. Health Minister Alejandro Gaviria said there was a "causal connection" between Zika, the Guillain-Barre disorder and the three deaths.

  • Argentina secure vital win

    Lucas Biglia's goal gave Gerardo Martino a lifeline in the Argentina hotseat, as the nation downed Colombia 1-0 to put their World Cup qualifying campaign back on track.

  • ELN rebels in Colombia kill 12 security staff

    Leftist rebels in Colombia ambushed a group carrying regional election ballots, killing 12 members of the security forces, officials say.

  • Brazil get Neymar back for ‘war’ with Argentina

    Brazil coach Dunga has welcomed the return of captain Neymar ahead of what he has labelled a ‘war’ with Argentina next month.

  • Messi tells Aguero to wear his No. 10 shirt

    Sergio Aguero will adopt the No. 10 shirt for Argentina while it is left vacant due to the injury of its usual wearer, Lionel Messi.