Colombian First Division club America's financial woes were compounded when a security van carrying its gate receipts from Sunday's game in Cali against Once Caldas was held up. Four cars with 15 men
armed with machine guns escaped with about $40,000 from the day's ticket sales. "We're asking the authorities to help us recover the money because it is what we live off," said America's marketing
manager Gregorio Ruiz
. "We're struggling as it is and now they rob us."