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Ex-Colombia star Viafara extradited to U.S. on drug trafficking charge

Jhon Viafara was arrested in his native Colombia back in March.

Former Real Sociedad midfielder Jhon Viafara is to be extradited to the United States to face charges of drug trafficking.

Colombia's justice minister, Margarita Cabello, signed a decree on Friday that will see the ex-Colombia star handed over to the U.S. authorities.

On Sept. 27, Colombia's Supreme Court (CSJ) approved the extradition of Viafara, who was part of the country's 2004 and 2007 Copa America squads.

Viafara was arrested in his native Colombia on a U.S. drug warrant back in March...

Falcao's Galatasaray deal worth €5m a season

Falcao joins Turkish side Galatasaray on a three-year deal worth €5 million each season.

Colombian forward Radamel Falcao signed for Turkey's Galatasaray from Monaco in a three-year free transfer deal, the Turkish side said late on Monday, adding that the striker would be paid €5 million ($5.57 million) each season.

Falcao left Atletico Madrid after two seasons in 2013 to join Monaco for a club record €60 million. After spending the next two seasons on loan at Manchester United and Chelsea, he returned to Monaco in 2016 and led them to the Ligue 1 title in 2017, netting...

Sources: Real's James out 3-4 weeks with injury

James Rodriguez seemed frozen out at Real Madrid, but after starting their last match, does the Colombian have a place in Zinedine Zidane's squad?

Real Madrid star James Rodriguez is set to miss Colombia's games in the U.S. during the next international break after picking up a calf muscle injury in Saturday's 1-1 La Liga draw with Valladolid, sources have told ESPN FC.

Making his first appearance of the 2019-20 campaign -- having not featured at all for Zinedine Zidane's side through preseason, when he was expected to leave the Bernabeu -- the 29-year-old suffered the injury early in the second half.

Madrid confirmed on Monday via a...

How Copa America could shape 2022 World Cup hopes for South American nations

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno says Brazil came together and proved that they were the best team at the Copa America despite Neymar's absence.

In the Copa America final on July 7, Everton gave Brazil the lead, and Paolo Guerrero equalised for Peru before the hosts sealed a 3-1 win. Just three days later, both were in action for their clubs in the quarterfinals of the Brazilian Cup.

Once domestic football starts up, international tournaments are quickly brushed into the past, but it would be a mistake to do that to the Copa America. This year's tournament does not represent the end of a process; rather, it kicks off a new competitive...