The Wheel of Sport
Andres Escobar - A Lethal Own Goal
Andres Escobar was a quality international footballer. He had won domestic silverware and was now part of a promising Colombian national team who were heading for the World Cup Finals in the USA ranked fourth in the world. Even the Brazilian legend Pele tipped them as favourites. Under the pressure of huge expectations the Columbians underperformed and Escobar scored an own goal against the USA. The goal proved fatal to Columbia's chances of qualification and deadly to Escobar who was assassinated on his return to his home country. This is the story of Andres Escobar.