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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."
NOTE: Due to national team selection process, we cannot guarantee that this player is going to wear this number, or that he will play in Brazil until the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ squads are confirmed later this year.
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