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COLOMBIA’S G8

Success for Atletico Nacional and Santa Fe in the Libertadores and Sudamericana Cups, handed Colombia a clean sweep of South America’s two major titles for the first time in the continent’s history. 
With three of the quarter-finalists in this year’s Sudamericana Cup also from Colombia, and the national team having just celebrated four years in the top 10 of the FIFA world rankings, the country’s reputation as a continental heavyweight has perhaps never been stronger. 
Yet on the domestic front a storm is brewing and not all is well. 
Over recent months, a rebel group of eight club presidents have been holding meetings behind closed doors to discuss a strategy aimed at squeezing extra power and cash from their deal with league organisers DIMAYOR. 
At the heart of the “G8” club demands is a shake-up in how TV money is distributed among the country’s 36 professional teams.
Unlike the English Premier League, where the TV pot is divided roughly equally, or La Liga’s former model of priva…