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Andres Escobar Murdered After 1994 World Cup

By Deena Bustillo on
Andres Escobar was a Colombian football star who was murdered July 2, 1994 in Medellin. It is said he was killed because of his accidental goal in his own net in the 1994 World Cup that caused gambling losses for many Colombian drug lords. The goal caused a huge upset and sent the Colombian team home, and Escobar was shot dead 2 weeks later. His death remains one of the most awful in sports history, and many Colombian fans still hold him in high regard. Over 120,000 people and a statue...Read Full Story