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CONMEBOL Naming Argentina, Colombia as Copa America co-hosts poses all sorts of problems

CONMEBOL's decision to play the 2020 Copa America in Colombia and Argentina is a logistical nightmare.

While the 2019 Copa America kicks off in Brazil in just over two months' time, we now know at last where the next edition, the 2020 Copa America, will take place. It has taken a lot of backstage politics, but it has now been confirmed that next year's tournament will be joint-hosted by Argentina and Colombia.

The Copa is switching from odd to even years -- and this has created the opportunity to slide in an extra edition of the tournament in 2020. From a commercial point of view, it is a no contest....

Argentina, Colombia to co-host revamped '20 Copa America

Ale Moreno respects Lionel Messi for sticking with the national side, even with the intense criticism he faces from Argentinian fans.

The 2020 Copa America will mark a tournament revamp, with six teams beginning the campaign in a north zone in Colombia and six playing in a south zone in co-hosts Argentina, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Wednesday.

Argentina will be in the southern group, alongside Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and an as yet undisclosed guest.

Brazil will feature in the northern group with Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and another invited nation.

The teams will play each other...

Reports: Bayern Munich's James Rodriguez earns Spanish citizenship

ESPN FC's Bundesliga correspondent Raf Honigstein weighs in on James Rodriguez's future with Bayern following reports linking him to Arsenal and Tottenham.

Bayern Munich's Colombia international, James Rodriguez, has become a Spanish citizen.

The 27-year-old winger joined Bayern on a two-year loan deal in the summer of 2017 from Real Madrid.

The news of his new dual-citizen status was reported by El Confidencial and Spanish news agency EFE. 

James is tied to Real Madrid until June 2021, however, Bayern have a unilateral option to purchase his rights for a reported €42 million.

By taking citizenship of a European Union country, James becomes...

Falcao penalty earns Colombia earns win over Japan in Queiroz's first game

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Colombia's record goal scorer Radamel Falcao scored from the penalty spot to defeat Japan 1-0 on Friday and hand new coach Carlos Queiroz a victory in his first game.

Falcao's 33rd goal for his country came after a penalty was awarded for a handball by Japan's Takehiro Tomiyasu in the 64th minute in Yokohama.

Colombia's triumph was a small measure of revenge for the defeat they suffered by Japan in the group stage of last year's World Cup and gives former Iran boss Queiroz the perfect start to his...

Ex-Colombia star Jhon Viafara arrested on drug charges

Former Southampton and Portsmouth midfielder Jhon Viafara has been arrested in his native Colombia on a U.S. drug warrant, officials said Wednesday.

Colombia's chief prosecutor's office said that prosecutors in Texas believe Viafara was part of a criminal network tied to the nation's feared Gulf cartel, which for a decade moved large shipments of cocaine on fast boats and semi-submersible through the Pacific Ocean to Central America and onto the U.S.

He was arrested Tuesday along with four other...