Colombia

  • India slip to 158 in FIFA rankings September 18, 2014

    After not much action barring the 22 draw against Bangladesh in an international friendly in March this year, India slipped eights places to be ranked 158th in the lastest FIFA rankings headed by World Champions Germany. India though can take solace from the fact that all the other subcontinent teams are...
  • Germany still ahead of Argentina in FIFA rankings September 18, 2014

    Zurich: World Cup winner Germany are still No. 1 in the FIFA rankings despite losing to secondplace Argentina in a friendly rematch of their final this month. Colombia climb one place to No. 3 even though they lost to Brazil in a friendly, and trade places with the Netherlands which lost...
  • Photo: Colombian men's cycling team's skincoloured uniforms from 2010 were probably just as bad as their women's team's kit September 16, 2014

    The photos of Colombian women's cycling team's uniforms went viral on social media as the skin coloured tone of the kit sparked ridicule. Hilary Evans, a researcher for a sports website tweeted a photo of the strange uniform. It was retweeted over 10,000 times and soon became a topic of...
  • Photo: Colombia women's cycling team's skin coloured uniforms make them appear partly naked, spark ridicule and outrage on Twitter September 15, 2014

    A tweet by a researcher for a sports website on September 13 set in motion what was to be a snowballing controversy within hours. Hilary Evans, whose tweet has been retweeted over 10,000 times by now, showed the strange uniforms worn by the Colombia women's cycling team."I'm no fashion expert...
  • Plane crashes in Colombia; 10 believed dead September 7, 2014

    Bogota, Colombia: Colombian officials say a plane crashed in a jungle region of the country and at least 10 people are believed to have died. The director of operations for Colombia's civil aeronautics agency says at least three bodies have been recovered and officials are trying to identify the victims. Col. Juan...
  • Neymar stunner gives Brazil win over Colombia September 6, 2014

    Miami: A superb 83rd minute freekick from captain Neymar gave Brazil a winning start under new coach Dunga as they beat Colombia 10 in a fiercely contested friendly on Friday. Colombia played most of the second half down a man after midfielder Juan Cuadrado was sent off in the 49th minute...
  • Colombia court allows lesbian adoption August 29, 2014

    Bogota: Colombia's Constitutional Court has ruled that a lesbian woman could adopt her longtime partner's daughter, though the ruling does not apply to gay adoption in all circumstances. Ana Leiderman appealed to the court to let her partner, Veronica Botero, adopt her biological daughter after the Colombian Family Wellbeing Institute...
  • Forward James Rodriguez likely headed for Real Madrid July 22, 2014

    Madrid: James Rodriguez, the Colombia striker who was the top scorer at the World Cup, is closing in on a deal with Real Madrid. The 23yearold Monaco forward scored six goals in Brazil, including a spectacular volley against Uruguay in the second round. Spanish sports newspaper As said on Monday that Monaco...
  • Selling sand on the beach? Colombia, the land of coffee, gets its first Starbucks! July 17, 2014

    Bogota: US chain Starbucks Wednesday opened its first cafe in Colombia a world famous coffee exporter apparently unafraid it will be like selling sand at the beach. To gear up for a soft landing, the US company teamed up with local company Nutresa, and picked a location in Bogota's...
  • World Cup 2014: Emotional Neymar cries as he recalls Zuniga challenge July 11, 2014

    An emotional Neymar cried as he recalled the challenge that ended his World Cup on Thursday and said he felt blessed not to have ended up in a wheelchair. Colombia defender Juan Zuniga kneed the Brazil forward in the back in the closing stages of the hosts' 21 quarterfinal victory, ruling...
  • World Cup 2014: FIFA takes no action over challenge on Neymar July 7, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA will not take action against the Colombia player who injured Neymar and ended the Brazil star's World Cup. FIFA said its disciplinary panel "cannot consider this matter" under the rules because the match referee saw the challenge by Camilo Zuniga. "In this specific case, no retrospective action...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil try to stay confident after losing Neymar July 6, 2014

    Belo Horizonte: Still coping with the loss of their biggest star, Brazil are trying to find ways to remain upbeat about their prospects at the World Cup. The medical helicopter that took Neymar home with a back injury also carried away much of the country's hopes for a sixth world title,...
  • World Cup 2014: My dream of being a champion isn't over, says Neymar July 6, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Injured Brazil forward Neymar thanked fans for their support on Saturday and said his team mates will do everything to keep his dream of winning the World Cup alive. "My dream isn't over. It was interrupted by a play but it continues," Neymar, who has been ruled out of...
  • World Cup 2014: Injured Neymar says World Cup 'dream' stolen July 6, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil football star Neymar said on Saturday that his dream of playing in the World Cup final had been stolen from him by a fractured vertebrae inflicted by a Colombia defender. "They took away my dream of playing in a World Cup final, but the dream of being...
  • World Cup 2014: Neymar returns to Brazil camp in ambulance July 5, 2014

    Fortaleza: Neymar returned to Brazil's training camp in an ambulance after being ruled out of the World Cup because of a broken vertebra that will sideline him for four weeks. Neymar flew back to Rio de Janeiro with the rest of his Brazil teammates following their 21 quarterfinal victory over Colombia...
  • The Beautiful Game: Brazil in, Neymar out of the World Cup July 5, 2014

    Neymar was ruled out of the rest of the tournament after fracturing his third vertebra during Friday's 21 quarterfinal win over Colombia. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Pride and sorrow for tearful Rodriguez as Colombia exit July 5, 2014

    Colombia were not helped by the decisionmaking of referee Carlos Velasco Carballo, tearful playmaker James Rodriguez said after their World Cup quarterfinal defeat by Brazil on Friday. "I'm crying because we gave everything. Unfortunately, the referee didn't help much. Brazil is a good team but we gave everything so we are...
  • World Cup 2014: I never meant to hurt Neymar, says Colombia's Zuniga July 5, 2014

    Colombia defender Juan Zuniga said he did not deliberately try to hurt Brazil forward Neymar when he kneed him in the back on Friday, fracturing his vertebra and ruling the marquee player out of the rest of the World Cup. Brazil held on for a 21 quarterfinal win over their fellow...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil's Neymar breaks vertebra, out of World Cup July 5, 2014

    Fortaleza: Neymar will miss the rest of the World Cup after fracturing a vertebra during the team's quarterfinal win over Colombia, the team's doctor said on Friday. Neymar was kneed in the back by Colombia defender Juan Camilo Zuniga late in the second half of Brazil's 21 win, and was in...
  • World Cup 2014: Neymar taken to hospital after getting injured during Colombia match July 5, 2014

    Host nation Brazil will be sweating while they wait for a fitness update on their star striker Neymar. Brazil's national star went down injured against Colombia in Brazil 21 win and was stretched off the pitch immediately. After suffering a foul from Juan Zuniga late in the second half and...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil beat Colombia to face Germany in semis July 5, 2014

    Fortaleza: Brazil made their way into the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 12 years, with goals coming from defenders Thiago Silva and David Luiz in a 21 win over Colombia on Friday. Brazil, who had been eliminated in the quarterfinals at the last two World Cups, will...
  • World Cup, Brazil vs Colombia QF: as it happened July 5, 2014

    Catch all the live updates from the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Colombia at Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Brazil and Colombia enter the World Cup quarterfinals with totally different mindsets. Brazil are surrounded by doubts after a more difficult start than expected to the tournament...
  • World Cup 2014: Top five reasons why Colombia can overcome Brazil hoodoo July 4, 2014

    Fortaleza: Colombia have only managed to beat Brazil twice in 25 previous meetings, but having won all four of their matches at the 2014 World Cup are buoyant heading into their quarterfinal against the hosts on Friday. Here looks at five reasons why the Colombians can be optimistic about ending Brazil's...
  • World Cup 2014: Neymar and Rodriguez to duel in World Cup quarters July 4, 2014

    Fortaleza: Brazil striker Neymar and Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez have led their teams to the World Cup quarterfinals, dominating the attention and the scoring. The 22yearold stars will go headtohead when Brazil plays Colombia on Friday, when only one will get the chance to continue his run at the tournament. Wearing the...
  • World Cup 2014: Forget Brazil history, Pekermen urges Colombia July 4, 2014

    Fortaleza: Colombia will not dwell on their dismal record against Brazil when they face the fivetimes champions in their World Cup quarterfinal, coach Jose Pekerman said on Thursday. "The key is not think about past events," Pekerman told a news conference when asked about the challenge of facing the Brazilians on...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil face upbeat Colombia in quarters July 4, 2014

    Teresopolis: Brazil and Colombia enter the World Cup quarterfinals with totally different mindsets. Brazil are surrounded by doubts after a more difficult start than expected to the tournament it is hosting. Colombia are upbeat after convincing performances and four straight wins. While the hosts narrowly beat Chile in a penalty shootout...
  • The Beautiful Game: Business end kicksoff in World Cup July 3, 2014

    Before the quarterfinals start in Brazil, CNNIBN experts choose their favourites out of the eight teams that have secured their berths after the Round of 16. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Difficult to predict but Germany, Netherlands look sureshot semifinalists July 3, 2014

    It's time for predictions. All the top teams have made it to the quarters. The road to the semi finals is full of speed bumps and potholes and the team that negotiates these tight curves and bends best will reach the top four. Ahead of the epic clashes, we pick...
  • World Cup 2014: An unfamiliar face of Colombia beams at Brazil July 3, 2014

    Bogota, Colombia: The euphoria in soccermad Colombia is deafening, and wonderfully contagious, ahead of Friday's doordie World Cup match against host Brazil. Never before has the starcrossed nation made the quarterfinals. Some are even waxing poetic about World Cup unity accelerating the pace of 18monthold peace talks to end a...
  • World Cup 2014: Neymar says he's fit and ready for Colombia July 3, 2014

    Teresopolis: Brazil striker Neymar says he is emotionally ready and physically fit for Friday's World Cup quarterfinal with Colombia in Fortaleza. However he warned his compatriots not to expect a feast of goals in what promises to be a tough game for the hosts. "It's not always a party, a show, a...