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Colombia’s National Soccer Team Reveals New Uniforms via Social Media

By Adriana Correa

In a somewhat clever marketing strategy, Adidas Colombia revealed Team Colombia’s brand new home uniforms via some of the player’s social media accounts.

Players like James Rodriguez who plays for Spain’s top team Real Madrid, and Pablo Armero who plays for Italian league A.C Milan, took to their social media accounts to express their home pride in wearing the brand new team jersey.

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“I’m very proud and it’s an honor to wear it,” said James Rodriguez.

Rodriguez also urged all Colombian’s to stand together in pride with the new official Team Colombia jersey for 2015.

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 Defender Pablo Armero wrote,   ” You and I are Colombia. Together with Glee! “

The new designs come just in time for the Copa America 2015  tournament in Chile which starts next June as well as all the qualifying tournaments leading up to the Russia 2018 World Cup.

The new shirts feature the classic bright yellow background similar to the uniforms used in the 2014 Brazil World Cup but with a rounder navy blue collar and two buttons.

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The Adidas standard stripes also in navy outline the shoulder portion of the jersey with it’s traditional logo on the left side.

The front of the jersey has a subtle faded imprint of the Colombian flag while the sleeves are cuffed with three stripes in yellow, navy and red which creates the Colombian flag.

Colombia’s Futbol Federation logo adorns the left top portion of the jersey and embellishing the bottom of the shirt is a contrasting thicker navy blue stripe.

Unchanged is the back of the collar with Team Colombia’s motto “Unidos Por Un Pais” or “United for one country” poetically meaning they play and stand united as one for their country of Colombia.

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Colombia Headlines Friendlies in New Jersey

By Adriana Correa

Following an exciting and eventful World Cup appearance in Brazil this summer, Colombian Men’s National Team returns to U.S soil to headline in two international exhibition games this month in New Jersey.

FIFA’s third-ranked team will face both El Salvador and Canada on October 10th, and October 14 at New Jersey’s Red Bull Arena.

The team, coached by Argentine Jose Pekerman who’s been at the helm since 2012 will feature some of the brightest stars in the world including Radamel Falcao Garcia (Manchester United), James Rodriguez (Real Madrid) and Juan Guillmero Cuadrado (Fiorentina).

The Cafeteros have disputed a total of 11 friendly games with 6 loses, 4 draws and only one defeat against Brazil (1-0) last September 5 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida.

Tickets for the games at Red Bull Arena are on sale now.

Colombia vs Brazil: World Cup Re-Match Comes to Sun-Life Stadium

By: Adriana Correa
Previously posted on NBCMiami.com/LatinBeat 

South Florida soccer fans are getting a chance to relive the excitement of the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals between rivals Brazil and Colombia right here at home.

The two South American powerhouses are coming together this Friday at Sun Life Stadium for the much-anticipated rematch of the World Cup, where Brazil ended Colombia’s historic quarterfinal appearance by beating them 2-1.

Brazil’s return to the pitch since their humiliating 7-1 loss in the semi-finals against Germany will give them a chance to defend their win against the Cafeteros.

Colombia’s squad lead by coach Jose Pekerman, includes some of its biggest international soccer starts like striker Radamel Falcao Garcia (Manchester United) who missed the World Cup due to a knee injury, Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez (Real Madrid), defender Pablo Armero (AC Milan), Teofilio Gutierrez (River Plate), Juan Caudrado (Florentina), and goalie David Ospina (Arsenal).

While many fans feel the re-match here in Miami is a chance for Colombia to seek revenge against Brazil, World Cup top scorer James Rodriguez said he feels different.

“This is just another game, I think we shouldn’t take this as a revenge game,” Rodriguez said. “Our job is to go out and play, and win that’s all.”

Leading the Brazil side will be team manager Carlos Verri better known as “Dunga” who brings back only 10 of the 23 players who made up the World Cup squad.

Among them is star striker Neymar (Barcelona) who left the World Cup early with a back injury, defender David Luiz (Paris Saint Germain) Oscar (Chelsea) and last minute additions are Fernandinho (Manchester City) and Marcelo (Real Madrid). Hulk and Thiago are injured. Dani Alves and Fred are off the team.

This is Brazil’s first of two friendly games that will be played in the U.S the second will be played against Ecuador on September 9th in New Jersey.

The game is set today September 5th at 8:30pm at Sun Life Stadium and NBC6 will be there to bring you all the latest on this exciting FIFA re-match playing out right her at home.