Pekerman inks contract extension with Colombia until 2018

The 64-year-old Argentine signed a four-year deal following with Colombia following its successful World Cup campaign this summer.

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BOGOTA, Colombia —

Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has signed a contract extension that will keep him with the team until 2018.

The Colombian soccer federation says the 64-year-old Argentine signed the four-year deal following a successful World Cup campaign in Brazil that saw the team reach the quarterfinals.

The federation says ”the Executive Committee expresses its pride in continuing with this great group of people that brought great results to the country.”

Colombia was eliminated by Brazil 2-1, while playmaker James Rodriguez earned the Golden Boot award with a tournament-leading six goals. Rodriguez has since transferred to Real Madrid.

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"After several weeks of work, with a view to the new project for the period 2014-2018, the Colombian Football Federation led by its president Luis Bedoya Giraldo, is proud to announce the continuation of coach Jose Pekerman," a statement on the FCF website read.

Information from Goal.com was used in this report.