Publicity shot from Caracol TV promoting its soap La Seleccion
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TV soap unleashes Carlos Valderrama fever in Colombia

A soap opera telling the story of Colombian football captain Carlos "El Pibe" (the kid) Valderrama and three other iconic players from the 1990s squad has become the most watched programme in the country.

For many Colombians, the team which still captures their hearts is not the current one, but the one captained by Valderrama.

The show is based on Valderrama and team mates Freddy Rincon, Rene Higuita, and Faustino Asprilla.

Footage courtesy Caracol TV

  • 07 Aug 2013