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Colombia crush Bolivia in Conmebol qualifier

Colombia's Radamel Falcao Garcia celebrates after scoring against Bolivia during their Brazil 2014 World Cup South American qualifier football match, in Barranquilla, Colombia, on March 22, 2013. Colombia won 5-0.

Colombia’s Radamel Falcao Garcia celebrates after scoring against Bolivia during their Brazil 2014 World Cup South American qualifier football match, in Barranquilla, Colombia, on March 22, 2013. Colombia won 5-0.

Bogota (Colombia), March 23 (IANS): Colombia defeated Bolivia 5-0 in front of 42,000 fans gathered in the Metropolitano stadium here, during the South American qualifying tournament for the 2014 World Football Cup.

The Colombian goals were scored by Macnelly Torres (20th minute), Carlos Valdes (48), Teofilo Gutierrez (62), Radamel Falcao (85) and Pablo Armero (92), reports Xinhua.

With this victory, Colombians led by Argentinean coach Jose Pekerman garnered 19 points in the Conmebol (South American Football Confederation) qualifiers, just behind Argentina.

During the game, a minute of silence was held for late Miguel Calero, former goalkeeper of Colombia, who died last December in Mexico.

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