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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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James Rodriguez became a football sensation after his extraordinary performance with Colombia in Brazil 2014. His value automatically went up and he became the object of desire for the top European clubs. Rodriguez finished his World Cup campaign with six goals which earned him the tournament’s Golden Boot. The Colombian playmaker also recorded two assists and actively participated in three more goals from the South Americans. It is also important to notice that he did not came out of ...
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World Cup 2014: Updated Group Standings and Scores Following Day 2 Results

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Chile vs. Australia: World Cup Group B Score, Grades and Post-Match Reaction

Jun 13 2014 7:04pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Brazil v Chile: Round of 16 - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Alexis Sanchez, Jorge Valdivia and Jean Beausejour each scored a goal as Chile opened their 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign with a 3-1 victory over Australia on Friday at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba. The Chileans struck twice in as many minutes early in the first half, racing to a 2-0 lead before Australia fully settled into the match. But what initially appeared to be a rout turned into a tight contest as the Socceroos pulled a goal back through Tim Cahill late in the first ...
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FC Barcelona rumours: Fàbregas to Chelsea or Manchester United? What about arrivals?

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