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Jun 25, 2014

Colombian Mondragon becomes oldest World Cup player

CUIABA Brazil (Reuters) – Colombia reserve goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon wiped away the tears in making World Cup history on Tuesday as the oldest man to play in the finals at the age of 43.

Mondragon, whose birthday was last Saturday, broke the record held by former Cameroon striker Roger Milla, who played at the age of 42 in the 1994 World Cup in the United States.

Jun 25, 2014

Soccer-Colombian Mondragon becomes oldest World Cup player

CUIABA, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – Colombia reserve goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon wiped away the tears in making World Cup history on Tuesday as the oldest man to play in the finals at the age of 43.

Mondragon, whose birthday was last Saturday, broke the record held by former Cameroon striker Roger Milla, who played at the age of 42 in the 1994 World Cup in the United States.

Jun 25, 2014

Colombia will be tough opponents for Uruguay, says coach

CUIABA Brazil (Reuters) – Colombia coach Jose Pekerman expects his unbeaten team to be tough opponents for Uruguay in the World Cup’s first knockout round, he said on Tuesday.

Pekerman, a man of few emotions, took time to savor his side’s three wins and nine points to top Group C, a result few expected from the South Americans two weeks ago.

Jun 25, 2014

Soccer-Colombia will be tough opponents for Uruguay, says coach

CUIABA, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – Colombia coach Jose Pekerman expects his unbeaten team to be tough opponents for Uruguay in the World Cup’s first knockout round, he said on Tuesday.

Pekerman, a man of few emotions, took time to savour his side’s three wins and nine points to top Group C, a result few expected from the South Americans two weeks ago.

Jun 24, 2014

Zaccheroni undecided on Japan future after World Cup exit

CUIABA Brazil (Reuters) – Alberto Zaccheroni said he would take some time before deciding whether or not to continue as Japan coach after their World Cup journey ended with a thumping 4-1 defeat by Colombia.

The Italian, who has been in charge for four years and led them to the 2011 Asian Cup title, said he had enjoyed his time in charge but admitted his side had failed to perform during their winless run in Brazil.

Jun 24, 2014

Soccer-Zaccheroni undecided on Japan future after World Cup exit

CUIABA, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – Alberto Zaccheroni said he would take some time before deciding whether or not to continue as Japan coach after their World Cup journey ended with a thumping 4-1 defeat by Colombia.

The Italian, who has been in charge for four years and led them to the 2011 Asian Cup title, said he had enjoyed his time in charge but admitted his side had failed to perform during their winless run in Brazil.

Jun 24, 2014

Colombia fans dance their way into heart of Brazil

CUIABA Brazil (Reuters) – The Colombian team may have the best goal celebration dance at this World Cup and their fans looks like they are having the best time of any contingent in Brazil.

An estimated 40,000 have descended on the western farm city of Cuiaba, site of their third and final match in Group C Tuesday against Japan. Colombia have already rewarded their fans with a spot in the knock-out stage with two strong wins in their first World Cup finals since 1998.

Jun 24, 2014

Soccer-Colombia fans dance their way into heart of Brazil

CUIABA, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – The Colombian team may have the best goal celebration dance at this World Cup and their fans looks like they are having the best time of any contingent in Brazil.

An estimated 40,000 have descended on the western farm city of Cuiaba, site of their third and final match in Group C Tuesday against Japan. Colombia have already rewarded their fans with a spot in the knock-out stage with two strong wins in their first World Cup finals since 1998.

Jun 23, 2014

Japan coach seeks ‘balance’ so far missing in Brazil

CUIABA Brazil (Reuters) – Coach Alberto Zaccheroni thinks he can bring back the balance that has eluded Japan in their first two World Cup games in Brazil as they face unbeaten Colombia on Tuesday.

The South Americans have already qualified for the knockout stage and Japan need to win to have any hope of advancing with them after a loss and a scoreless draw.

Jun 23, 2014

Soccer-Japan coach seeks ‘balance’ so far missing in Brazil

CUIABA, Brazil, June 23 (Reuters) – Coach Alberto Zaccheroni thinks he can bring back the balance that has eluded Japan in their first two World Cup games in Brazil as they face unbeaten Colombia on Tuesday.

The South Americans have already qualified for the knockout stage and Japan need to win to have any hope of advancing with them after a loss and a scoreless draw.

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      "Mary Milliken is Entertainment and Lifestyle Editor for the Americas since July 2013, based in Los Angeles. In 15 years with Reuters, she been bureau chief in Washington DC, the West Coast and South America and has organized news teams covering everything from presidential elections to economic crises to natural disasters. She speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese."
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