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  • Colombia’s Jewish soccer hero: Jose Pekerman

    July 1, 2014 | 11:46 am

    A Jewish Argentinean has become a national hero in Colombia.

    Coach Jose Pekerman is leading Colombia’s national soccer team to its best-ever appearance at the World Cup.

    On Saturday the cafeteros (coffee makers) beat Uruguay 2-0 and reached the quarter final stage for first...

  • The Jewish guide to the World Cup

    June 16, 2014 | 1:32 pm

    Israel’s not in the World Cup, and none of the star players is Jewish. But never fear: We still managed to compile a list of six Jewish things about Brazil 2014.

    The coach: Jose Pekerman, the coach of Colombia’s team, is an Argentine Jew. Pekerman, 64, was born in Villa...

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