Colombia recall Monaco's Radamel Falcao for Brazil friendly

Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has recalled Radamel Falcao for his team's international friendly against Brazil next week.

IANS| Last Updated: Aug 30, 2014, 10:17 AM IST
Colombia recall Monaco's Radamel Falcao for Brazil friendly
Radamel Falcao

Rio Di Janeiro: Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has recalled Radamel Falcao for his team's international friendly against Brazil next week.

"I am very happy to have Falcao back and fully recovered. We will make the right decisions to maintain his performance and protect his future," Xinhua quoted Pekerman as saying.

The Monaco striker missed Colombia's World Cup campaign in June and July after failing to recover in time from surgery to his left knee.

The match at Miami's Sun Life stadium Sep 5 will be Colombia's first since their 1-2 loss to the same opponents in the World Cup quarterfinals.

Pekerman's squad also includes talismanic playmaker James Rodriguez, Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado and Porto forward Jackson Martinez.

Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Arsenal - England), Camilo Vargas (Santa Fe - Colombia

Defenders: Pablo Armero (AC Milan - Italy), Cristian Zapata (AC Milan - Italy), Camilo Zuniga (Napoli - Italy), Eder Alvarez (River Plate - Argentina), Santiago Arias (PSV - Netherlands), Carlos Valdes (Philadelphia Union - the US).

Midfielders: Abel Aguilar (Toulouse - France), Fredy Guarin (Inter Milan - Italy), Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina - Italy), James Rodriguez (Real Madrid - Spain), Aldo Leao Ramirez (Atlas - Mexico), Carlos Sanchez (Aston Villa - England), Alexander Mejia (Atletico Nacional - Colombia), Juan Fernando Quintero (Porto - Portugal).

Forwards: Jackson Martinez (Porto - Portugal), Carlos Bacca (Sevilla - Spain), Teofilo Gutierrez (River Plate - Argentina), Adrian Ramos (Borussia Dortmund - Germany), Victor Ibarbo (Cagliari - Italy), Radamel Falcao (Monaco - France), Luis Muriel (Udinese - Italy).