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Mondragon Discusses Colombia; Escobar
February 15, 2011Posted by on
I grew up watching soccer, playing soccer and learning to love the game, but I was a few years too late to really pay attention to the 1994 World Cup. I imagine it was beautiful, the denim kit, the prospect of attending a World Cup game as real as it could ever be, and of course the height of the Colombian national team. This team is most remembered for its tight connection with the Colombian drug cartels and Pablo Escobar. This is exactly what Faryd Mondragon, a young 23 year old playing in Argentina at the time, spoke about in a recent piece with Philly.com. Mondragon backed up the great Oscar Cordoba who backed up the legendary Rene Higuita.