Colombia Wiretap

Colombia Hires Carlos Queiroz As Manager

Feb 7, 2019 10:05 AM

Colombia will hire Carlos Queiroz as manager through the 2022 World Cup.

Queiroz previously managed Real Madrid, Iran and Portugal.

"I'm delighted to be in Colombia," Queiroz said when he arrived in Colombia on Wednesday.

"I'm very thankful for the invitation of the Colombian Football Federation."

Jose Pekerman stepped down as manager in September.


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World Cup Snapshot: Colombia 3, Poland 0

Jun 24, 2018 5:42 PM

What happened in one snapshot in the 2018 World Cup, Match 31, Group H: Colombia 3, Poland 0.

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Tags: Colombia, Infographic, World Cup

World Cup Snapshot: Japan 2, Colombia 1

Jun 19, 2018 12:00 PM

What happened in one snapshot in the 2018 World Cup, Match 15, Group H: Japan 2, Colombia 1.

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Tags: Colombia, Japan, Infographic, World Cup

Colombia Leaves Falcao, Jackson Martinez Off Copa Roster

May 5, 2016 11:43 AM

Colombia is leaving Radamel Falcao off their 40-man roster for the Copa America.

Falcao has started just two matches for Chelsea since moving to Stamford Bridge on a season-long loan from Monaco last summer.

Falcao currently has come on as a sub just once since suffering a "very serious" thigh injury in December.

Falcao missed the 2014 World Cup due to a torn ACL and he has never recaptured his form.

Jackson Martinez was also omitted from the squad, which has created speculation that he and Falcao could play for Colombia in the Olympics as two of the three over-23 canddiates.

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Tags: Colombia, Copa America

Copa America Groups Announced

Feb 22, 2016 11:32 AM

The United States drew Colombia, Costa Rica and Paraguay in their group for the Centennial Copa America.

The United States will play Colombia in their first match of the group stage at Levi's Stadium on June 3rd.

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Tags: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, United States

James Has 'More Freedom' With Colombia Than Real Madrid

Nov 13, 2014 1:05 PM

Carlo Ancelotti recently gave praise to how James Rodríguez has adapted at Real Madrid.

"I'm happy because the fact he wants to talk about it means they are seeing that I am doing a good job, and that the work that I do is not done in vain," said James.

And about his position, he said: "I have to be open to everything. At Madrid I play a little bit further back. Here I can play more as a 'ten', more as a playmaker. I have more freedom.

"Everything has a big influence, being well, training myself well, to be at a good level. Everything, when it comes to playing, is important.

Tags: Colombia, Real Madrid, IQ

Real Madrid Acquires James Rodríguez For $107M

Jul 22, 2014 10:41 AM

Real Madrid has secured a $107 million transfer with Monaco for James Rodríguez.

James scored six goals in five World Cup matches for Colombia after scoring nine and assisting 12 in Ligue 1 last season.

James becomes the fourth most expensive signing of all-time behind Gareth Bale and Cristiano to Real Madrid and Luis Suárez to Barcelona.

James went from Porto to Monaco just last summer for £35 million.

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Tags: Real Madrid, Colombia, Monaco, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Messi, Neuer, James, Pogba Win World Cup Individual Awards

Jul 13, 2014 6:11 PM

Lionel Messi won the Golden Ball of World Cup 2014 as the best individual player. Thomas Müller won the Silver Ball, while Arjen Robben won the Bronze Ball.

Manuel Neuer won the Golden Glove as the most outstanding goalkeeper.

The Golden Boot went to James Rodríguez as the top goalscorer with six goals.

Paul Pogba was named the Best Young Player, which is given to the best player who is 21 years old or younger.

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Tags: Argentina, Colombia, France, Germany, World Cup

Messi, Müller, James Headline 10 Golden Ball Finalists

Jul 11, 2014 2:14 PM

FIFA has announced the 10 finalists for the World Cup 2014 Golden Ball award.

Mats Hummels, Philipp Lahm, Toni Kroos and Thomas Müller of Germany, along with Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano and Angel di María of Argentina are on the list.

Neymar, Arjen Robben and James Rodríguez round out the 10 finalists.

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Tags: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Netherlands

Three Words Most Often Used To Describe All 32 World Cup Teams

Jul 10, 2014 12:53 PM

Cambridge University Press has completed a study to find the three words most frequently used during the World Cup to describe all 32 teams.

The team at Cambridge scoured over 15,000 football-specific online sources to produce the following chart.

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Messi, Robben, James, Neymar, Howard Headline World Cup Best XI
Lionel Messi headlines the WhoScored Best XI leading up to the World Cup Final with a rating of 8.77.

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James Rodríguez Finds Premier League Too Physical For His Style
James Rodríguez is interested in a move to La Liga, but would not welcome a transfer to the Premier League due to it being too physical for his style of play.

Gary Payne/The Guardian

Neymar In Doubt For Colombia Match With Swollen Thigh
Neymar has a swollen thigh, which puts his status for Brazil's quarterfinals match against Colombia in question.

Alex Richards/Mirror

James Rodríguez: It'd Be A Dream To Play In Spain
James Rodríguez is having a remarkable World Cup and could be on the move again one year after his €45 million transfer from Porto to AS Monaco.

Tom Conn/Inside Spanish Football

70 Percent Chance Brazil, Argentina, Germany Or Netherlands Win WC
In terms of winning the World Cup, Brazil are still most likely to do so (23.4%), but Argentina (19.3%) and Germany’s chances (15.6%) are much closer than many believed prior to the start of the tourn


Adios Group C: Colombia, Greece Advance
James Rodríguez was RealGM's selection for #ManOfTheGroup.

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Cuadrado Happy At Fiorentina Amid Heavy Interest
Juan Cuadrado has had a superb World Cup and has been linked to a move from Fiorentina with Roma, Barcelona and Manchester United among the interested clubs.

Alex Richards/Mirror

Roma Close To Beating Out Barcelona For Juan Cuadrado
Roma reportedly has an agreement in place to acquire Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina.

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Fiorentina Denies Receiving Offer From Barcelona For Juan Cuadrado
Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade has denied that the club have received any offer for Juan Cuadrado.

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Spain, Germany Lead ESPN's World Cup Rank
ESPN completed its #WorldCupRank with Lionel Messi ranking first ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, but Spain and Germany had the most players featured.

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Spain, Germany, Brazil Ranked 1-3 In Final FIFA Rankings Before WC
Group B features top overall Spain, followed by 14th ranked Chile, 15th ranked Holland and 62nd ranked Australia.


Radamel Falcao Out Of World Cup With Injury
Radamel Falcao will not be in the World Cup with Colombia.

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Radamel Falcao Joins Colombia For World Cup Training Despite Injury
Radamel Falcao has not played since suffering cruciate ligament damage in January, but he remains in Colombia's plans for the World Cup.

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Copa America 2016 To Be Held In United States
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Mexico, the United States and four other countries will compete.

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Four World Cup Teams Have German Manager
Argentina, Colombia, Italy and Portugal each have three managers, while Bosnia and France have two apiece.

Roger Bennett: Soccer Is Perfect Sport For Internet Era
Roger Bennett moved to the United States in 1996 and had to follow big Everton matches by telephone with his father holding the receiver up to the radio.

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