The 65-year-old manager Jose Pekerman has announced the final squad for 44th edition of Copa America beginning from 11 June, 2015. He has short down the list of 30 member preliminary squad that he announced before few days back. Star striker Radamel Falcao, midfielders James Rodriguez and Juan Cuadrado are included in 23-man Colombian team for the event at Chile.
Abel Aguilar, Juan Fernando Quintero, Fredy Guarin and Eder Alvarez Balanta have already out from the 23 players list as they got respective injuries. This made selection easy for Pekerman as he was required to reject only 3 players from remaining squad.
In press conference Mr. Pekerman said, “We fully trust in Falcao being important for Colombia. He’s in good spirits and in good condition. We hope that he can return to his best form at the Copa América, but we must recognise the other good forwards we have.”
Colombia to meet Venezuela in their first match of Group C on 14 June, 2015 at Estadio El Teniente, Rancagua. Let’s have a look at the announced Colombia roster for Copa America.
Colombia 23-man Squad
|Camilo Vargas||Carlos Valdes||Juan Cuadrado||Victor Ibarbo|
|David Ospina||Jeison Murillo||Carlos Sanchez||Carlos Bacca|
|Cristian Bonilla||Camilo Zuniga||Alexander Mejia||Teofilo Gutierrez|
|Darwin Andrade||Edwin Cardona||Radamel Falcao|
|Cristian Zapata||Edwin Valencia||Jackson Martinez|
|Pablo Armero||James Rodríguez||Luis Muriel|