Deportivo Lara and Zamora played yesterday both in the domestic league and the Copa Libertadores. This unusual situation wasn’t as a result of a scheduling problem. It was because of the recent crisis in Venezuela.
A year ago, Colombian women’s football was at its best moments, as the domestic league was a huge success and the national team reached every international tournament. Now, new stories reveal the bad situation and the uncertain future of local football.
On February 11, 2004, Albiero Usuriaga, one of the biggest Colombian talents of the 90’s, was killed in his childhood neighborhood. His death concluded a career that was full of potential but was also full of tragedies.
Duván Zapata is playing for five years in Italy, but only recently started to make some headlines. After his record breaking performances, the Colombian striker is living the best part of his career.
Rogério Ceni played more than a 1000 games, scored more than a 100 goals as goalkeeper and won every possible title. Now he is making his first steps as a manager while guiding Fortaleza back to the first division.