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Colombia wins World Cup tuneup over Jordan, 3-0

Colombia wins World Cup tuneup over Jordan, 3-0, thanks to 2 penalty kicks
Posted on June 7, 2014 at 12:32 a.m.

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Colombia used two penalty kick goals to ease past Jordan 3-0 in a warm-up for the World Cup on Friday.

Twice Jordan, which did not qualify for the international soccer championship, committed hand balls, once in each half. James Rodriguez and Juan Cuadrado converted.

Rajaei Ayed Fadel hit the ball with his arm in the 40th minute to set up Rodriguez’s goal. Anas Bani Yaseen grabbed a ball in the goal crease with both hands in the 83rd minute, earning a red card. Cuadrado made the penalty.

Fredy Guarin finished the scoring for Colombia in the 90th with a hard shot past goakeeper Mohammad Shatnawi.

Colombia opens World Cup play on June 14 against Greece. It also is grouped with Ivory Coast and Japan.




 In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo construction workers build a commercial complex in Springfield, Ill. The state jobless rate has dropped for four straight months and is at its lowest point since October 2008. Illinois has lagged the country as a whole in its recovery from recession, and the state's unemployment rate has been among the worst in the country for months. Thursday's report provides signs that Illinois may be starting to catch up. Construction companies added 3,500 jobs in June, an increase of 1.8 percent. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Updated on July 20, 2014 at 11:14 a.m.
 Germany's Toni Kroos (18) rises above Argentina's Lionel Messi (10) to head the ball during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Updated on July 17, 2014 at 3:52 a.m.
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