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Colombia could be the gem of this World Cup
Colombia could be the gem of this World Cup

Colombia will mark two soccer milestones this week. One is happy, the other tragic. One inspires pride, the other sorrow. And chances are one doesn't happen without the other. On Friday, Colombia plays in a World Cup quarterfinal for the first time — against host country Brazil. Colombia, with four wins in as many tries in this World Cup, has won more Cup games in 12 days than it had in its previous four tournament appearances combined. "We are making history," said Colombia's playmaker James (pronounced HA-mez) Rodriguez, the best player on the best team in this World Cup. Andres Escobar is also part of Colombian soccer history. July 2 marked the 20th...

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