Andres Escobar was the victim of an unthinkable tragedy, murdered in his native Medellin, Colombia after his own goal against the United States in the 1994 FIFA World Cup™ gave the Stars and Stripes victory and ultimately sent Los Cafeteros, pre-tournament favorites, home unable to advance from the group stage.
Escobar, the team's captain and defensive inspiration, was simply attempting to cut out a curling ball played into the penalty box by John Harkes when he deflected the ball and wrong-footed his goalkeeper on an infamous afternoon in the sunbathed Rose Bowl.
Though the thoughtless violence that ensued is remembered as one of the lowest points in the history of sports, Escobar's memory lives on in Colombia where statues in his honor have been erected across the country. His words, written in a national newspaper editorial in which he expressed regret for the own goal, "See you soon, because life doesn't end here," live on. He is known by two nicknames, "EL Caballero del Futbol," meaning "The Gentleman of Football," and "The Immortal Number 2."
Cheer on Colombia in this official home jersey from adidas.
Colombia clinched its first trip to the FIFA World Cup™ since 1998 on October 12 in a thrilling match against Chile.
Inspired by elegance, authenticity and passion, this is a jersey that Colombia's fans can be proud to wear. The jersey's rich red with subtle embossing honors Colombian culture.
ClimaCool technology keeps players and fans comfortable.
Each of adidas' 2014 federation jerseys has an iconic band across the shoulders to signify unity. These revolutionary kits are the lightest that adidas has ever designed.
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