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Woman files complaint against Boca Juniors duo - lawyer

Boca Juniors player Edwin Cardona has denied accusations against him in an alleged incident on Sunday in Buenos Aires.

The lawyer for a woman alleging that Boca Juniors players Wilmar Barrios and Edwin Cardona hit and threatened her in an incident on Sunday in Buenos Aires, said she has filed a police report against the duo. 

The lawyer for the alleged victim, Juan Cerolini, claims the two Colombian players met the woman in a hotel on Sunday in Buenos Aires and hit her and threatened her with a knife. Barrios and Cardona have denied the accusations.

Cerolini told Radio Continental: "It was a private meeting,...

Colombia's Edwin Cardona handed five-game ban after eye gesture

Colombia international Edwin Cardona has been handed a five-match ban by FIFA for making a "discriminatory gesture" with his eyes against South Korea, but will not miss his team's opening World Cup games.

Cardona will serve the suspension in international friendlies and will be available for selection for next summer's tournament in Russia.

FIFA opened an investigation after the 24-year-old midfielder made an eye gesture towards South Korea players during a friendly between the sides on Nov. 10.


Colombia FA chief hopes Cardona avoids punishment for eye gesture

Colombian Football Federation president Ramon Jesurun is optimistic Edwin Cardona will avoid punishment from FIFA after making an eye gesture that sparked a racism controversy last month.

A FIFA spokesperson confirmed to ESPN FC that a case had been opened by the world's football governing body against Cardona and is ongoing after the midfielder's gesture toward South Korean players during an international friendly between the sides on Nov. 10.

Cardona, 24, came on as a substitute in the game that...

Edwin Cardona sorry for making eye gesture vs. South Korea, denies racism

Colombia's Edwin Cardona has apologised after sparking a racism controversy during his team's 2-0 loss to South Korea in Friday's friendly.

The Colombian midfielder made a gesture with his eyes toward South Korean players in the second half of Friday night's game at Suwon World Cup Stadium, south of Seoul.

"I didn't mean to disrespect anyone, a country or a race, but if anyone felt offended, or interpreted it in that way, I am sorry,'' Cardona said in a video posted on the Colombia team's Twitter...

 By Nayib Moran

Liga MX W2W4: Jemez's debut, Pachuca-Leon head Clausura Week 1

MEXICO CITY -- There was really no wait for Liga MX to come back. After a crazy Liga MX final between Club America and Tigres that wrapped up on Christmas Day, Queretaro and Veracruz start off the 2017 Clausura on Three Kings' Day.

Here are five storylines to follow this weekend:

1. What will happen with the Monterrey-Edwin Cardona saga?

On Colombian radio show, Al Alargue, Edwin Cardona talked about a wide range of topics: from his recent phone conversation with Sevilla manager Jorge Sampaoli...

Pressure builds for Monterrey as it looks to forget ghosts of Clausura final

MONTERREY, Mexico -- Antonio Mohamed sat impatiently in front of the press. His almost ubiquitous smile was now replaced by a slight frown. The manager had been denied a third Liga MX title less than two months prior, when Victor Guzman's last-minute header gave Pachuca a sixth league championship before a stunned Monterrey home crowd.

Despite assertions all summer that he had turned the page, it was apparent that Mohamed wanted a win at home in his side's Apertura 2016 opener in order to refocus toward...