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Colombia FARC Rebels Want to Form Professional Soccer Club

  • Former FARC rebels from the Alfonso Cano Block play soccer in los Robles, in the mountains of the province of El Cauca. FILE
Former FARC rebels from the Alfonso Cano Block play soccer in los Robles, in the mountains of the province of El Cauca. FILE | Photo: EFE

Demobilized fighters from Colombia’s leftist FARC rebels want to form a professional league soccer club, officials said Friday.

“We received – about 10 days ago – an official message… from the FARC, who want to talk with the Colombian soccer authorities about taking part in the professional game,” Jorge Perdomo, president of Colombian soccer’s organizing body, Dimayor, said…

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