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SPORTS
November 24, 1989
Colombia canceled the remainder of its soccer season following the murder of a referee after a game last week in the violent, drug-plagued city of Medellin. The Colombia Football Federation, known as Dimayor, announced it would cut the season short "because of the gravity of problems plaguing Colombian soccer and the impossibility of solving them immediately."
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NEWS
July 3, 1994 | Researched by EMILIO GARCIA-RUIZ
Colombia's fall from widespread consideration as one of the favorites to win the World Cup to being one of eight teams that failed to qualify for the second round was typified by a misplay in the 34th minute against the United States on June 22 at the Rose Bowl. HOW THE PLAY UNFOLDED 1) U.S. midfielder John Harkes, after taking a pass from Mike Sorber 10 yards inside the Colombian side of the field, dribbles up the left sideline and spots U.S. striker Ernie Stewart on the right wing.
NEWS
June 12, 1994 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"The best team from South America is Colombia. There's no doubt about that. They have a chance to be in the final." The rose-colored view of a Colombian fan? The bold prediction of a Colombian player? The optimistic hope of a Colombian coach? No. That glowing tribute to South America's newest soccer power came from Pele. If anyone can recognize talent, Pele can. After all, he inspired Brazil to three World Cup triumphs. So when Pele says Colombia is good, it's good.
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