jose pekerman

Pékerman’s odd decision costs Colombia group victory as it loses 3-2 to Costa Rica

What was José Pékerman thinking? After a thrilling game that featured two goals in the first seven minutes — and three more after that —...
Suesca Cundinamarca by Jennifer Stevens

Rockin’ in the hills of Suesca

Feeling on the ropes? Head to Suesca, just outside of Bogotá, for a chance to scale the Andes one rock at a time.
Soccer for Peace

Soccer for Peace a ‘game changer’ for Colombia’s Pacific region

For youth in the Colombian Pacific region, soccer teaches skills like teamwork and cooperation — and helps keep kids out of conflict.

Colombia classifies for knockout round in World Cup after 1-0 win over Senegal

A goal by defender Yerry Mina in the second half of the final match in Group H has secured Colombia's place in the knockout round of the Russia World Cup.
Kids in Tumaco by Piers Calvert

Cradle of champions

For kids in Tumaco, football is often seen as one of the only ways out of the impoverished fishing town.

The “El Dorado” football legacy

With the 2015 Copa America over, writer Stephen Tew reflects on the "golden age" of Colombian football.
Colombian youth train for the big leagues with Alset Bolton, based in Bogotá.

Alset Bolton teaches more than football to Bogotá youth

Alset Bolton football club helps young Colombians break into the tough world of competitive sports, but it also prepares them for life beyond the pitch.
Colombia's Esteban Chaves smiles after taking the lead in the Giro d'Italia on Friday. Chaves finished the race in second place on Sunday.

Colombia’s Esteban Chaves finishes second in Giro d’Italia

Colombia's Esteban Chaves finished second in the 99th Giro d'Italia just behind Italy's Vicenzo Nibali on Sunday. Three Colombians finished in the top 10.
James Rodríguez colombia

How James Rodríguez, Colombia’s other stars stack up this season

James Rodríguez and Colombia's other international football stars have a had a big year, but the pressure is on in the next few weeks.

‘Ultimate’ friendships

Ultimate Frisbee can create lasting friendships, especially for those looking to integrate into a new community.
Cricket players by Dave Whelan

Cali is cricket country

In Cali, expats and locals alike brave high temperatures to make England's noble game a new tradition in the salsa city.

U-20 World Cup: Future stars to shine

The U-20 World Cup has attracted legions of scouts in the hope of securing the next star of the future.

Pajón, Ibargüen, Figueroa lead Colombia to best Olympic performance in history

With golds for Pajón, Ibargüen, and Figeroa, Rio was the best Olympics in Colombia's history.

Colombia qualifies for Russia 2018 World Cup on final matchday against Peru

Colombia has qualified directly for Russia 2018 World Cup after a tie against Peru in Lima. Colombia is ranked fourth among the South American nations.

Copa America: A preview

Will Colombia be able to continue their success from the World Cup and show they are more than just exciting contenders?
Jack Greenwall of Independiente Santa Fe

The ‘Jack’ of Santa Fe

All but forgotten, Jack Greenwell was one of the more illustrious foreigners to lead Independiente de Santa Fe.