FIFA World Cup: Jose Pekerman has Scores to Settle

Eight years after failing to lead Argentina to glory in Germany, Colombia coach Jose Pekerman will look to forget the past when the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil next month.

updated: May 13, 2014 18:20 IST
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Bogota: Jose Pekerman will be looking to erase the bitter memories of his last World Cup campaign when his talented Colombia team start the World Cup in Brazil.

Eight years ago, the respected tactician dreamed of leading Argentina to glory in Germany, emulating his trio of Under-20 World Cup triumphs in 1995, 1997 and 2001 with the Albiceleste's youngsters.

Yet after a promising start to the 2006 finals, Argentina's campaign ended in disarray, losing a stormy quarter-final on penalties to Germany before an ugly mass brawl broke out on the pitch.

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