COLOMBIA: The Rise and Fall of Narco-Soccer


Sarah Krupp reports on the CLAS screening of “The Two Escobars.”

To make a documentary about beloved soccer star Andrés Escobar, who led Colombia to the 1994 World Cup and was killed at the apogee of that nation’s drug violence, the directors needed his friends, family, and team to tell the story. Of those who consented, nearly all warned that they would walk out of the interview at the slightest suggestion of a link between soccer and drug money. And yet, within minutes, unprompted, most began talking about narco-fútbol.

Sarah Krupp
Publication date: 
August 19, 2010
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article