Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Colombia's Falcao loses comeback bid
June 2nd, 2014 8:51PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  colombia, world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

[BRAZIL 2014] Radamel Falcao won't be going to the World Cup. The Colombian star's bid to recover from a knee injury suffered in a French Cup match against an amateur team in January ended as he was left off Coach Jose Pekerman's 23-player roster.

Pekerman said he's wait until the June 2 deadline to see if Falcao was fit, but the Monaco star said ''the smartest thing to do'' was to continue his recovery. Pekerman called it "the saddest day I've had since becoming Colombia coach."

''I had great hope to play," said Falcao, "but, well, one has to support the team from outside and wish it the best."

Two former Philadelphia Union players -- Faryd Mondragon and Carlos Valdes -- made the Colombia 23.

Colombia Roster:
Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Nice/FRA), Faryd Mondragon (Dep. Cali), Camilo Vargas (Santa Fe).
Defenders: Camilo Zuniga (Napoli/ITA), Santiago Arias (PSV/NED), Mario Alberto Yepes (Atalanta/ITA), Cristian Zapata (AC Milan/ITA), Pablo Armero (West Ham), Eder Alvarez Balanta (River Plate/ARG), Carlos Valdes (San Lorenzo/ARG).
Midfielders: Alex Mejia (Atl. Nacional), Freddy Guarin (Inter Milan/ITA), Abel Aguilar (Toulouse/FRA), Aldo Leao Ramirez (Morelia/MEX), Carlos Sanchez (Elche/SPA), Juan Quintero (Porto/POR), Juan Cuadrado (Fiorentina/ITA), James Rodriguez (Monaco/FRA).
Forwards: Carlos Bacca (Sevilla/SPA), Teofilo Gutierrez (River Plate/ARG), Jackson Martinez (Porto/POR), Victor Ibarbo (Cagliari/ITA), Adrian Ramos (Herta Berlin/GER).


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: CFU president Gordon Derrick    
"I think it is just politics, people are trying to create an atmosphere. If they can ...
Former USL PRO coach cleared on homicide charges    
Chris Spendlove, a former OKC Energy FC assistant coach, was cleared on charges in the death ...
Orlando City presents new details of downtown stadium    
Orlando City presented additional details of its $155 million downtown stadium that will have an increased ...
Video Pick: Amazing overhead golazo in Paraguay    
The Torneo Clausura season is still young in Paraguay, but it may already have its goal ...
Fox Sports will air all 306 Bundesliga matches    
Fox Sports will debut its coverage of the German Bundesliga on Aug. 14 when defending champion ...
NASL Roundup: Rowdies sign second No. 1 MLS draft pick    
First they signed Freddy Adu, Now, the Tampa Bay Rowdies have signed Omar Salgado, giving them ...
MLS All-Star Game averages 833,000 viewers    
Wednesday's AT&T MLS All-Star Game drew 548,000 viewers for Fox Sports 1's first broadcast of the ...
What They're Saying: Hugo Perez    
"I hereby thank the Salvadoran people for their support in regards to the position of national-team ...
ICYMI | MLS: Drogba gets a rock-star greeting in Montreal    
Hundreds of fans turned out to welcome Didier Drogba to Montreal. Philly's new signing, Tranquillo Barnetta, ...
U.S. Abroad: Torres absent from Copa Libertadores final    
After starting both legs of the semifinals, Jose Torres did not play for Mexico's Tigres in ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives