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Football: Falcao seals Colombia World Cup berth
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Football: Falcao seals Colombia World Cup berth

Oct 11 2013, 9:24pm CDT | by IANS

Barranquilla (Colombia), Oct 12 (IANS) Colombia qualified for their first World Cup since 1998 Friday, overturning a three-goal deficit with a dramatic 3-3 draw against 10-man Chile.

Barranquilla (Colombia), Oct 12 — Colombia qualified for their first World Cup since 1998 Friday, overturning a three-goal deficit with a dramatic 3-3 draw against 10-man Chile. Barcelona forward...

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Football: Falcao seals Colombia World Cup berth

Oct 11 2013, 9:24pm CDT | by IANS

Barranquilla (Colombia), Oct 12 (IANS) Colombia qualified for their first World Cup since 1998 Friday, overturning a three-goal deficit with a dramatic 3-3 draw against 10-man Chile.

Barranquilla (Colombia), Oct 12 — Colombia qualified for their first World Cup since 1998 Friday, overturning a three-goal deficit with a dramatic 3-3 draw against 10-man Chile.

Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez netted twice and Arturo Vidal added another before half-time as Chile looked set for a shock victory at Estadio Metropolitano, Xinhua reported. But Carlos Carmona's second yellow card for handball just after the hour changed the course of the match.

Shortly after, Teofilo Gutierrez bundled the ball in after a penalty-area scramble and the goal provided the spark the hosts needed.

Monaco striker Radamel Falcao landed the decisive blows by coolly converting two penalties after fouls by Francisco Silva and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, both on James Rodriguez.

"At half-time we told each other that we could come back," a jubilant Falcao said after the match. "Thankfully we were able to turn it around, we couldn't leave Barranquilla with a loss."

Meanwhile Ecuador secured at least a play-off berth at next year's tournament in Brazil with a 1-0 victory over Uruguay in Quito.

Jefferson Montero struck for the hosts in the 30th minute as Reinaldo Rueda's team ended a four-match winless streak.

Colombia will travel to Paraguay; Chile host Ecuador and Uruguay are at home to Argentina - the only other South American team to already qualify -in the final round of matches Tuesday.

The top four teams from the Conmebol zone earn automatic qualification while the fifth will vie for a spot against the fifth ranked team from Asia.

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Sep 30 2014 1:01am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Our combined XI from the Barcelona and PSG squads. Barcelona travel to Paris to face PSG this evening in what looks set to be the biggest game of the Champions League group stage so far, with two teams who hold genuine ambitions of winning the trophy facing off. SEE MORE: Most valuable Premier League players Monday in Pictures - Barcelona on the bus Former stars Manchester United should re-sign PSG have started the Ligue 1 season in patchy form, once again being held to a draw this weeken ...
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Luis Enrique Facing Acid Test as Barcelona Boss in Champions League vs. PSG

Sep 29 2014 7:25am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Luis Enrique and Barcelona have been enjoying themselves so far this season, but their first real test comes in the form of their trip to Paris to face PSG. The league's opening fixtures have been kind to Enrique, with the toughest two games being their home match with Athletic Club and away clash with Villarreal. But really, no games at the Camp Nou will prove too difficult for Barcelona other than when Real Madrid come calling, or they get d ...
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Malaga vs. Barcelona: Final score 0-0, Blaugrana drop points away

Sep 24 2014 5:52pm CDT | Source: SBNation

The Andalusian team did not even need a brilliant performance by goalkeeper Carlos Kameni to earn a valuable home draw against Messi and Co. Malaga were able to hold off Barcelona for a precious draw at home on Wednesday. The Andalusian side kept the Blaugrana out all night and earned a well-earned 0-0 draw. Nordin Amrabat was Málaga's marquee signing this summer. The Moroccan attacker signed a one-year loan deal with Málaga to escape from Galatasaray, and even though h ...
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Malaga vs. Barcelona: Score, Grades and Post-Match Reaction

Sep 24 2014 4:55pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Malaga ended Barcelona's 100 percent start to the La Liga season as the teams played out a scoreless draw Wednesday night at Malaga's Estadio La Rosaleda. Barcelona had entered the match with four wins from their first four league matches but left having dropped their first points of the season. But Luis Enrique's side remain atop the table with 13 points, ahead of Sevilla on goal dif ...
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Barcelona vs. Athletic Club: Final score 2-0, Neymar grabs three points for Barca

Sep 13 2014 10:52am CDT | Source: SBNation

Neymar's two late goals off the bench continued Barcelona's perfect start to the season. Barcelona celebrated Catalan National Day with a victory over Athletic Club behind two late goals from Neymar. Athletic Club were superb defensively for the most of the match, but as usually happens with the Blaugrana, it only takes a second for them to exploit an opening and make you pay. Neymar did just than ten minutes from time, sending the fans home happy and giving his ...
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Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao: How Barca Will Line Up in La Liga Game

Sep 12 2014 1:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao is one of the games in the La Liga calendar that just about everyone looks forward to. Given the history of the fixture and the Catalonia vs. Euskadi undertones, both sets of supporters enjoy a friendly if competitive rivalry and it's not unheard of for players of either side to decorate themselves in flags of the others' region, such is the mutual respect between the two. Ernesto Valverde's side come into the game ho ...
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Barcelona Now Have the Squad to Cope with FIFA Transfer Ban

Sep 1 2014 2:25pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Barcelona's transfer business in this window was plentiful, but that's because they were buying players not just for this season, but for next. After the transfer window slams shut on Monday night, they will not be permitted to buy any more players until January 2016. FIFA have banned them from purchases in the next two transfer windows, which are January 2015 and summer 2015, because of infringements committed over signing youn ...
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Barcelona Now Have the Squad to Cope with FIFA Transfer Ban

Sep 1 2014 2:25pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Barcelona's transfer business in this window was plentiful, but that's because they were buying players not just for this season, but for next. After the transfer window slams shut on Monday night, they will not be permitted to buy any more players until January 2016. FIFA have banned them from purchases in the next two transfer windows, which are January 2015 and summer 2015, because of infringements committed over signing young players. Barcelona appealed again ...
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Villarreal vs. Barcelona: Final score 0-1, Sandro scores match winner in debut

Aug 31 2014 1:48pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Despite close class for both the Yellow Submarine and Blaugrana, neither side could find the back of the net at El Madrigal. A rather dull first half made way for a highly entertaining second half that saw both Villarreal and Barcelona each hit the post and generate chance after chance. In the end though, the goalkeepers and the woodwork combined to keep the ball out of the net as the match ended in a scoreless ...
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Why Barcelona Have Beaten Real Madrid in Summer Transfer Window

Aug 28 2014 7:02am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Barcelona have had a better summer transfer window than Real Madrid, although you would expect supporters of Los Blancos to disagree. In fact, if you were to consider the net costs of both incoming and outgoing deals, there is a strong case for saying Real Madrid have made the better deals. Having sold Angel Di Maria to Manchester United for an eye-watering £59.7 million, per Sport, as well as Xabi Alonso to Bayern Munich, Florentino Perez has not had to dig too deep for ...
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