Colombia

  • World Cup 2014: FIFA takes no action over challenge on Neymar 07-07-2014 10:20 PM

    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...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil try to stay confident after losing Neymar 06-07-2014 05:50 PM

    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...
  • World Cup 2014: My dream of being a champion isn't over, says Neymar 06-07-2014 01:07 PM

    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...
  • World Cup 2014: Injured Neymar says World Cup 'dream' stolen 06-07-2014 09:30 AM

    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...
  • World Cup 2014: Neymar returns to Brazil camp in ambulance 05-07-2014 12:57 PM

    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 2-1 quarterfinal victory over...
  • The Beautiful Game: Brazil in, Neymar out of the World Cup 05-07-2014 11:11 AM

    Neymar was ruled out of the rest of the tournament after fracturing his third vertebra during Friday's 2-1 quarter-final win over Colombia. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Pride and sorrow for tearful Rodriguez as Colombia exit 05-07-2014 10:28 AM

    Colombia were not helped by the decision-making of referee Carlos Velasco Carballo, tearful playmaker James Rodriguez said after their World Cup quarter-final 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...
  • World Cup 2014: I never meant to hurt Neymar, says Colombia's Zuniga 05-07-2014 10:12 AM

    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 2-1 quarter-final win over their...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil's Neymar breaks vertebra, out of World Cup 05-07-2014 07:30 AM

    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 2-1 win, and was...
  • World Cup 2014: Neymar taken to hospital after getting injured during Colombia match 05-07-2014 03:51 AM

    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 2-1 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 05-07-2014 03:02 AM

    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 2-1 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 05-07-2014 12:16 AM

    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 quarter-finals with totally different mindsets. Brazil are surrounded by doubts after a more difficult start than expected to the...
  • World Cup 2014: Top five reasons why Colombia can overcome Brazil hoodoo 04-07-2014 01:07 PM

    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 quarter-final against the hosts on Friday. Here looks at five reasons why the Colombians can be optimistic about ending...
  • World Cup 2014: Neymar and Rodriguez to duel in World Cup quarters 04-07-2014 09:56 AM

    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 22-year-old stars will go head-to-head when Brazil plays Colombia on Friday, when only one will get the chance to continue his run at the tournament....
  • World Cup 2014: Forget Brazil history, Pekermen urges Colombia 04-07-2014 09:27 AM

    Fortaleza: Colombia will not dwell on their dismal record against Brazil when they face the five-times champions in their World Cup quarter-final, 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...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil face upbeat Colombia in quarters 04-07-2014 08:35 AM

    Teresopolis: Brazil and Colombia enter the World Cup quarter-finals 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...
  • The Beautiful Game: Business end kicks-off in World Cup 03-07-2014 09:52 PM

    Before the quarterfinals start in Brazil, CNN-IBN 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 sure-shot semi-finalists 03-07-2014 12:00 PM

    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 03-07-2014 10:21 AM

    Bogota, Colombia: The euphoria in soccer-mad Colombia is deafening, and wonderfully contagious, ahead of Friday's do-or-die World Cup match against host Brazil. Never before has the star-crossed nation made the quarter-finals. Some are even waxing poetic about World Cup unity accelerating the pace of 18-month-old peace talks to end a...
  • World Cup 2014: Neymar says he's fit and ready for Colombia 03-07-2014 08:39 AM

    Teresopolis: Brazil striker Neymar says he is emotionally ready and physically fit for Friday's World Cup quarter-final 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...
  • World Cup 2014: Injured Neymar should be fit for Colombia quarter-final 01-07-2014 08:47 AM

    Brazil striker Neymar may be spared from training to give his thigh and knee injuries a chance to heal but he is expected to be fit for Friday's World Cup quarter-final against Colombia, team doctor Jose Luiz Runco said on Monday. The Barcelona striker was ineffective during much of Brazil's...
  • World Cup 2014: The Coffee Men from Colombia take Brazil by storm 30-06-2014 01:57 PM

    Two seasons ago Sir Alex Ferguson, then the manager of Manchester United, bid 35 million Euros for Colombia's James Rodriguez. FC Porto wanted more, but those were the stingy days of Gill, Ferguson and Glazers and so a year later, Rodriguez went to Monaco for 45 million. In 2010 however,...
  • World Cup 2014: A look at the quarter-finalists so far 30-06-2014 11:59 AM

    Brazil face Colombian challenge Four teams have made it to the quarter-finals - Brazil will play Colombia and Netherlands will take on Costa Rica. Based on their performances in the pre-quarters Brazil has a tough task on their hands. In James Rodriguez, Colombia has one of the stars of the...
  • World Cup 2014: Colombia, not Luis Suarez saga, ended Uruguay hopes 29-06-2014 08:44 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: Luis Suarez could not help Uruguay avoid defeat to Colombia but the striker's presence was still felt in the changing room and stands. Uruguay's support of the banned, biting striker was steadfast on Saturday even as the team was toothless in his absence and crashed out of...
  • World Cup 2014: Rodriguez scores brace to knock out Suarez-less Uruguay 29-06-2014 03:03 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: James Rodriguez scored one of the best goals of the tournament and then added a second to put Colombia into the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time with a 2-0 win over Uruguay on Saturday. Rodriguez gave his team the lead with a stunning long-range volley...
  • World Cup 2014 Live Blog: Colombia vs Uruguay, Round of 16 28-06-2014 11:58 PM

    Catch all the live updates from the second Round of 16 match played between Colombia and Uruguay at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. (Scroll down to the page for Live Blog) Rocked by the Luis Suarez biting affair, Uruguay will attempt to make light of their star...
  • World Cup 2014: Colombia won't underestimate Uruguay without Suarez, says coach 28-06-2014 08:58 AM

    Colombia will not treat Uruguay any differently just because they will be without disgraced striker Luis Suarez, Colombia coach Jose Pekerman said on Friday, the day before the start of the World Cup knockout round. High-scoring Colombia, one of the tournament's surprises, meet the tough-tackling Uruguayans in their second-round match...
  • World Cup 2014: No Suarez as Uruguay brace for Colombia challenge 27-06-2014 12:12 PM

    Rocked by the Luis Suarez biting affair, Uruguay will attempt to make light of their star player's absence when they tackle Colombia in the World Cup's last 16 on Saturday. When Uruguay's players should be focusing solely on the threat posed by James Rodriguez and his Colombia team-mates, they instead...
  • World Cup 2014: Colombia goalkeeper Mondragon oldest WC player 25-06-2014 09:00 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: The 43-year-old Colombia goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon became the oldest player to appear in the FIFA World Cup finals match when he came on as a late substitute in the 4-1 win over Japan. Mondragon on Tuesday broke the record held by Cameroon striker Roger Milla, who was...
  • World Cup 2014: Colombia rout Japan 4-1 to set up Uruguay date in Round of 16 25-06-2014 03:16 AM

    Cuiaba: James Rodriguez scored a brilliant goal and set up two more for Jackson Martinez as Colombia routed Japan 4-1 on Tuesday to confirm top spot in Group C and eliminate the Asian champions from the World Cup. Already assured of advancing, Colombia guaranteed first place with their third straight...