Colombia announces lineup for 2014 World Cup

Posted on May 13 2014 - 10:02pm by TNN
Colombian Soccer Team (Photo: Federación Colombiana de futbol)

Colombia’s head soccer coach for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil has revealed the names of the players who will compete in next month’s global competition.

Coach Jose Nestor Pekerman waited until the last minute on Tuesday to reveal the names of 30 soccer players who will be representing Colombia in Brazil.

Among the player is Radamel Falcao, whose participation is still uncertain as the striker is recovering from an injury.

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Colombia is to compete at the head of Group C of the World Cup alongside Greece, Cote d’Ivoire, and Japan.

According to the official FIFA website, the Colombian team will have their debut match against the Greeks on June 14 while subsequent matches against Cote d’Ivoire and Japan will be played on the 19th and the 24th respectively.

The Colombian squad

Goalkeepers

  • David Ospina
  • Faryd Mondragon
  • Camilo Vargas

Defenders

  • Eder Alvarez Balanta
  • Santiago Arias
  • Pablo Armero
  • Aquivaldo Mosquera
  • Luis Amaranto Perea
  • Carlos Valdes
  • Mario Alberto Yepes
  • Christian Zapata
  • Camilo Zuñiga

Midfielders

  • Abel Aguilar
  • Juan Guillermo Cuadrado
  • Fredy Guarin
  • Victor Ibarbo
  • Alexander Mejia
  • Juan Fernando Quintero
  • Aldo Leao Ramirez
  • James Rodriguez
  • Carlos Sanchez
  • Elkin Soto
  • Edwin Valencia
  • Macnelly Torres

Forwards

  • Carlos Bacca
  • Radamel Falcao Garcia
  • Teofilo Gutierrez
  • Jackson Martinez
  • Luis Fernando Muriel
  • Adrian Ramos

Sources

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