Colombians recall 1994 murder of soccer player
FILE - In this July 4, 1994, file photo, Fans at the World Cup match between Netherlands and Ireland hold up a banner at Orlando’s Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida, referring to Colombian soccer player Andres Escobar who was murdered in Medellin, Colombia, after his team lost to the United States in the first round of World Cup. The murder of Escobar 20 years ago Wednesday after he accidentally scored a goal for the other side and helped eliminate his team from the World Cup stands in stark contrast to the national squad’s celebrated success in this 2014 Soccer World Cup in Brazil. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 8:16 pm
Updated: 11:41 pm, Wed Jul 2, 2014.
BOGOTA, Colombia — The murder 20 years ago Wednesday of a Colombian soccer player who had accidentally scored for the other side, helping eliminate his team from the World Cup, stands in stark contrast to the national squad’s celebrated success this time around.
It also highlights how Colombia has changed.
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 8:16 pm.
Updated: 11:41 pm.