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Colombia Advances In World Cup, Two Decades After Infamous Murder

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Colombia Advances In World Cup, Two Decades After Infamous Murder

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Colombia Advances In World Cup, Two Decades After Infamous Murder

Colombia Advances In World Cup, Two Decades After Infamous Murder

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The Colombian national team has reached the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time ever. It comes on the anniversary of the infamous murder of star Colombian player Andres Escobar, just weeks after he scored an own goal in the Cup. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with John Rojas, a Colombian-American journalist whose new Spanish-language book Futbol de negro is a fictionalized account of those weeks.