There is Hope! Falcao Named Among Colombia's 30-man World Cup Roster


by Soccerly on May.13.2014
  1. Colombia coach Jose Pekerman maintained hopes that star striker Radamel Falcao could make the World Cup finals by naming him in his 30 man provisional squad on Tuesday.


    Falcao is recovering from surgery on ruptured cruciate ligaments.


    Despite major doubts about his fitness, the 28-year-old Monaco goalscorer has repeatedly said he still hopes to be in Brazil.


    Colombia 30-man squad:


    Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Niza-FRA), Farid Mondragón (Deportivo Cali) y Camilo Vargas (Santa Fe).


    Defenders: Camilo Zúñiga (Nápoles-ITA), Pablo Armero (West Ham-ING), Cristian Zapata (Milán-ITA), Mario Yepes (Atalanta-ITA), Amaranto Perea (Cruz Azul-MEX), Carlos Valdés (San Lorenzo-ARG), Santiago Arias (PSV-NED), Eder Álvarez Balanta (River Plate-ARG), Aquivaldo Mosquera (América-MEX).


    Midfielders: James Rodríguez (Mónaco-FRA), Abel Aguilar (Toulouse-FRA), Carlos Sánchez (Elche-ESP), Fredy Guarín (Inter-ITA), Juan Fernando Quintero (Oporto-POR), Aldo Ramírez (Morelia-MEX), Edwin Valencia (Fluminense-BRA), Macnelly Torres (Al Shabab-ARA), Alex Mejía (Atlético Nacional), Víctor Ibarbo (Cagliari-ITA), Elkin Soto (Mainz 04-GER) y Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina-ITA).


    Strikers: Jackson Martínez (Oporto-POR), Falcao García (Mónaco-FRA), Teófilo Gutiérrez (River Plate-ARG), Luis Fernando Muriel (Udinese-ITA), Carlos Bacca (Sevilla-ESP) y Adrián Ramos (Borussia Dortmund-GER).


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