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Colombia pays homage to murdered footballer Escobar

BOGOTA, July 3 (AFP)

Colombia paid its respects to Andres Escobar eight years after the former international defender was shot dead on his return from the 1994 World Cup.
After a religious ceremony, several of his former team-mates took part in a friendly match at a sports' complex named after the deceased star in Medellin.
Politicians, sporting stars, members of the police and teachers all joined in the tributes for the defender who was gunned down outside a bar on July 2nd 1994, 10 days after he scored an own goal in his country's 2-1 defeat against World Cup hosts USA.

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What a :sad: Day for Futbol that day was !!!!
 
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