Monaco star Falcao included in Colombia roster

Colombia boss Jose Pekerman has named a provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup.

Colombia boss Jose Pekerman has named a provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup.

Pekerman has included Monaco striker Radamel Falcao who is still recovering from a serious knee injury he sustained in January.

The star goalscorer was initially in danger of missing the tournament but is now in a strong position to be fit for the Group C opener against Greece on June 14.

Also in the Colombian squad is Falcao’s Monaco colleague James Rodriguez, Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca, AC Milan defender Cristian Zapata and Inter Milan’s Fredy Guarin.

Apart from Greece, Los Cafeteros will take on Japan and the Ivory Coast at Brazil 2014.

30-man provisional Colombia squad for World Cup

Goalkeepers

David Ospina (Nice)
Faryd Mondragon (Deportivo Cali)
Camilo Vargas (Santa Fe)

Defenders

Mario Yepes (Atalanta)
Aquivaldo Mosquera (Club America)
Cristian Zapata (AC Milan)
Carlos Valdes (San Lorenzo)
Amaranto Perea (Cruz Azul)
Eder Alvarez Balanta (River Plate)
Santiago Arias (PSV Eindhoven)
Camilo Zuniga (Napoli)
Pablo Armero (Napoli)

Midfielders

Carlos Sanchez (Elche)
Fredy Guarin (Inter Milan)
Abel Aguilar (Toulouse)
Aldo Leao Ramirez (Morelia)
Juan Fernando Quintero (Porto)
Victor Ibarbo (Cagliari)
James Rodriguez (Monaco)
Macnelly Torres (Al Shabab)
Juan Guilermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina)
Edwin Valencia (Fluminense)
Alexander Mejia (Nacional)

Forwards

Radamel Falcao (Monaco)
Carlos Bacca (Sevilla)
Adrian Ramos (Hertha Berlin)
Luis Fernando Muriel (Udinese)
Teofilo Gutierrez (River Plate)
Jackson Martinez (Porto)

 
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