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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...

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...

Brazil and Colombia to play friendly in Miami on Sept. 6

The crew weigh up Neymar's level after he fell outside the top 10 in ESPN Brazil's poll of greatest post-Pele players for the Selecao.

Brazil and Colombia will play a friendly at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium on Sept. 6, the two federations have announced.

The game will be Brazil's first following the 2019 Copa America tournament, which they will host this summer. And it will be the first of three matches the five-time world champions will play at the venue over the next four years.

The South American powers have played six times in the past seven years, with the most important coming in the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals.