BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has signed a contract extension that will keep him with the team until 2018.
The Colombian football federation says the 64-year-old Argentine signed the four-year deal following a successful World Cup campaign in Brazil that saw the team reach the quarterfinals.
The federation said in a statement on its website: "The Executive Committee expresses its pride in continuing with this great group of people that brought great results to the country."
A Colombian lawyer has filed an enormous lawsuit against FIFA after claiming that the lapse standard of refereeing at the 2014 World Cup hospitalised him with heart problems.
Aurelio Jimenez, 74, is suing world football's governing body for a billion euros (about 800 million pounds or 1.33 billion dollars) with his case centred around the controversial performance of Spanish referee Carlos Velasco Carballo while overseeing Colombia's quarterfinal tie against Brazil.
During the game, Carballo le...
Colombia head coach Jose Pekerman has requested a leave of absence for personal reasons, the nation's football federation has announced.
The 64-year-old Argentinian led Colombia to the World Cup quarter-finals, where they were eliminated by hosts Brazil having beaten Uruguay in the last 16 following three group-stage victories.
Colombian Football Federation president Luis Bedoya Giraldo told fcf.com.co: "Jose Pekerman has requested a period of rest for personal reasons, and it is a situation th...