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COLOMBIA BEAT USA 2-0 IN FRIENDLY FOOTBALL INTERNATIONAL.


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Two goals from Arnoldo Iguaran gave Colombia a 2-0 win over the United States in a friendly football international played at the Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami on May 14. Colombia, led by their inspirational captain Carlos Valderrama, dominated the match for long periods, but suffered from poor finishing. The closest they came to scoring in the first half was when John Diffley headed off the United States' goalline. The United States, who were using the match as a warm-up for their vital Olympic qualifying tie against El Salvador in Indianapolis on May 25, also had their chances, with Peter Vermes going close either side of half time. In the 57th minute, Alexis Garcia hit the post for Colombia, and then substitute Juan Trellez shot wide after being put through by Valderrama. After 66 minutes, Colombia opened the scoring when a shot by Iguaran was only parried by the US goalkeeper David Vanole; defender Eric Eichmann failed to clear and the ball trickled into the net. Trellez then missed another simple chance before Iguaran scored the final goal in the last minute of the game.

Reference 2654/88
Tape 802
Issue
Can
Source FNN
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TWO MINUTES IN SCHEDULED NEWS BULLETINS ONLY
Time code 00:07:42 - 00:09:32
Date original MAY 14, 1988
Duration 1.50
Technical
Subset Reuters TV - RTV Post 1957
Location MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES
Sound NATURAL & ENGLISH COMMENTARY
Colourbw COLOUR

1. Colombian header cleared off the line by John Diffley (No.2).
2. US cross from right, header by Peter Vermes (10) bounces over the bar.
3. Vermes beats Colombian defender, shot well saved by Rene Higuita.
4. Scramble in US area, Alexis Garcia hits post.
5. Juan Trellez (17) exchanges passes with Carlos Valderrama (10) Trellez shoots wide.
6. Arnaldo Iguaran (16) shot blocked by US goalkeeper David Vanole, defender Eric Eichmann (15) fails to clear, ball runs into net.
7. Trellez misses easy chance.
8. Ball cleared quickly by Colombian defence, Iguaran runs on to score under goalkeeper.

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SPORT: SOCCER
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