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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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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 happ ...
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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 betwee ...
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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 infr ...
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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 ...
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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 draw. The first half at E ...
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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 Pere ...
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Lionel Messi Illuminates Barcelona Once More but Munir Steals the Limelight

Aug 24 2014 3:51pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Barcelona’s 2014/15 campaign began with the surreal sight of a lucky black cat on the pitch which held up play for the first two minutes. The feline intruder will probably have taken the headlines from Luis Enrique’s brave, but necessary, decision to play both Rafinha Alcantara and Munir El-Haddadi alongside Lionel Messi. Both youngsters represent the very best talent to graduate from La Masia, and in Mu ...
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Barcelona vs. Elche: How the Blaugrana Will Line Up in the La Liga Clash

Aug 23 2014 6:45am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Barcelona kick off their La Liga campaign on Sunday when they host Elche at the Camp Nou. With new manager Luis Enrique leading the charge, fans are expecting an exciting start to the new La Liga season. The likes of Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta are sure to be vital in the upcoming match, while new signings Jeremy Mathieu, Ivan Rakitic and either Claudio Bravo or Marc-Andre ter Stegen could all feature as well ...
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4 weeks ago

Barcelona: La Liga Season Preview 2014/15, Analysis And Best XI Selection

Aug 23 2014 4:44am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

After a busy summer in the transfer market, are Barcelona the favourites for the title? Check in to FC Barcelona vs Elche CF With Luis Suarez set to join the charge in October, Barcelona will be desperate to regain their crown both at home and abroad under new coach Luis Enrique this season. The Catalan outfit have strengthened significantly this summer, but while Suarez unsurprisingly dominates the headlines, their acquisitions elsewhere make them an even more intriguing side this ...
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Luis Suarez, Vermaelen, Rakitic et all presented to Barcelona fans [Video]

Aug 18 2014 11:18am CDT | Source: 101 great goals

Ahead of this evening’s Gamper Trophy at the Camp Nou, Barcelona have killed five birds with the one stone, and unveiled all of their sumer signings to the fans.Summer signings Luis Suarez, Thomas Vermaelen, Ivan Rakitic, Claudio Bravo and Mathieu were all brought out onto a stage and waved down to the people, in a slightly awkward affair distinctly lacking in any real fanfare of glamour, at an international fans congress.This was Suarez’s first official meeting with the ...
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