11 Updates
Football: Falcao seals Colombia World Cup berth
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

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...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

46 weeks ago

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.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

13 hours ago

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 El Madrigal served ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 
Update
10

3 days ago

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 dee ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
9

1 week ago

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 Munir’s case his rise has been meteoric. The old adage “if they’re good enough, they’re ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
8

1 week ago

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. With that being said, let’s take a look at how La Bla ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
7

1 week 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 in ...
Source: CaughtOffside   Full article at: CaughtOffside
 

 
Update
5

1 week ago

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 fans since h ...
Source: 101 great goals   Full article at: 101 great goals
 

 
Update
4

2 weeks ago

Barcelona vs. Leon: How Barca Will Line Up in Joan Gamper Trophy

Aug 17 2014 1:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Barcelona take on Club Leon at Camp Nou in the Joan Gamper Trophy, the traditional curtain-raiser to the start the season. A whole day choc full of activities for all of the family is book-ended by a festival of football that is always a guaranteed sell-out. The reason? It's the time when the big guns traditionally return to pre-season action. Those supporters pining for Lionel Messi and Neymar to take their place in the squad will get their wish. A sur ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
3

2 weeks ago

Barcelona’s Ter Stegen out with back pain

Aug 15 2014 7:57am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona says new goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen will miss the opening game of the Spanish league after being ruled unfit to play for two to three weeks because of persistent back pain. Barcelona says the German goalie was injured during practice on Monday and is still in pain. Ter Stegen’s injury will mean that fellow new signing Claudio Bravo will start in Barcelona’s Spanis ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
2

2 weeks ago

Barcelona’s Ter Stegen out with back pain

Aug 15 2014 7:57am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona says new goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen will miss the opening game of the Spanish league after being ruled unfit to play for two to three weeks because of persistent back pain. Barcelona says the German goalie was injured during practice on Monday and is still in pain. Ter Stegen’s injury will mean that fellow new signing Claudio Bravo will start in Barcelona’s Spanish league opener on Aug. 24 against Elche. Ter Stegen jo ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
1

2 weeks ago

Barcelona’s Ter Stegen out with back pain

Aug 15 2014 7:57am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona says new goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen will miss the opening game of the Spanish league after being ruled unfit to play for two to three weeks because of persistent back pain. Barcelona says the German goalie was injured during practice on Monday and is still in pain. Ter Stegen’s injury will mean that fellow new signing Claudio Bravo will start in Barcelona’s Spanish league opener o ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Robinho recalled to Brazil squad
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 1 (IANS) Brazil coach Dunga has handed an international recall to former Real Madrid striker Robinho for football friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador.
 
 
Chanderpaul, Jeffers amongst runs in warm-up against Bangladesh
Basseterre (St. Kitts), Sep 1 (IANS/CMC) Shivnarine Chanderpaul warmed up for next week's first Test with a fluent, unbeaten half-century but Shane Jeffers took centrestage with a stunning century, on the second day of the three-day tour match against Bangladesh here.
 
 
Peng Shuai reaches US Open quarters for first time
New York, Sep 1 (IANS) World No.39 Peng Shuai of China defeated Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-4 to reach the US Open quarter-finals, marking her first women's singles final eight appearance in a Grand Slam tournament.
 
 
Thompson, Stewart sweep 100 metres at Berlin meet
Berlin, Sep 1 (IANS/CMC) Trinidadian Richard Thompson won the men's 100 metres at the ISTAF athletics meet here as the Caribbean swept both sprints.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Glucose by-product damages 'good' cholesterol
London, Sep 1 (IANS) In developments which could lead scientists to hunt for new drugs to fight heart diseases, researchers have discovered that a substance formed from glucose in the body turns "good" cholesterol into...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Robinho recalled to Brazil squad
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 1 (IANS) Brazil coach Dunga has handed an international recall to former Real Madrid striker Robinho for football friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador. The 30-year-old replaces forward Hulk, who...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Pakistan protesters break into PTV office
Islamabad, Sep 1 (IANS) Protesters Monday took over the Pakistan Television (PTV) network office here, as a result of which transmission has disrupted in Islamabad. The protesters, who seemed to have faced no security...
Read more on Ad Balla
 
Jennifer Lawrence's nude photos leaked online
Los Angeles, Sep 1 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence's nude photographs are being circulated on the internet space after her phone was reportedly hacked. "This is a flagrant violation of privacy," a spokesperson for...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Chanderpaul, Jeffers amongst runs in warm-up against Bangladesh
Basseterre (St. Kitts), Sep 1 (IANS/CMC) Shivnarine Chanderpaul warmed up for next week's first Test with a fluent, unbeaten half-century but Shane Jeffers took centrestage with a stunning century, on the second day of...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Peng Shuai reaches US Open quarters for first time
New York, Sep 1 (IANS) World No.39 Peng Shuai of China defeated Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-4 to reach the US Open quarter-finals, marking her first women's singles final eight appearance in a Grand...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Green offices make workers happy - and productive
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Want to be happy and productive at work? Keep a plant next to your computer. "Green" offices with plants make staff happier and more productive than "lean" designs stripped of greenery, new...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Special team in PMO will fast-track Japanese investment: Modi (Roundup)
Tokyo, Sep 1 (IANS) Assuring the same quick reaction and proactive response a Japanese investor accorded when he was chief minister of Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday announced a special team in his office...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Thompson, Stewart sweep 100 metres at Berlin meet
Berlin, Sep 1 (IANS/CMC) Trinidadian Richard Thompson won the men's 100 metres at the ISTAF athletics meet here as the Caribbean swept both sprints. Thompson, a double silver medallist at the Beijing Olympics six...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Roger Moore loves being known as James Bond
Sir Roger Moore says there is ''no downside'' to being known as James Bond. The 86-year-old actor played the fictional British spy seven times between 1973 and 1985 in movies like 'The Man With the Golden Gun' and 'For...
Read more on Movie Balla