At least five people reportedly have died in Bogota after Colombia fans celebrated the national side's qualification for the 2014 World Cup.
Los Cafeteros produced an exceptional comeback to seal their progress to Brazil next year, with a Carlos Carmona strike and two penalties from Radamel Falcao seeing the hosts fight back from 3-0 down to secure a decisive draw against Chile.
However, despite the fans' joy at appearing in a World Cup for the first time in 16 years, scenes of celebration were marred by reports of trouble.
According to official reports, at least five people died in the capital Bogota, with three fatally shot and two dying in traffic accidents, and more than two thousand fights were recorded to have broken out nationwide.
Police also confirmed that in Bogota alone 106 motorists were detained after being caught in a drunken state.
"Police had to use all their resources," said Gen. Rodolfo Palomino, the Bogota police chief.
Jose Pekerman's side has sealed one of CONMEBOL's four automatic qualification spots and sits second in the table with 27 points from its 15 games, five behind fellow qualifier Argentina.
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