Colombia pick Porto pair

Colombia have named Porto duo Falcao and Fredy Guarin in their squad for next month’s Copa America tournament in Argentina.Falcao and Guarin were both instrumental in helping Porto claim the Portuguese league and cup double, as well as the Europa League title.

Falcao, 25, scored 16 league goals for the Portuguese champions, who made it through their entire league campaign undefeated, while 24-year-old midfielder Guarin scored five goals.

Colombian coach Hernan Dario Gomez has chosen a 22-man squad ahead of the tournament, with just four players based in their home country.

Midfielder Giovanni Moreno, who plays for Argentine side Racing Club, was left out of the team as he recovers from knee surgery suffered in February.

Colombia squad:

Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Nice), Luis Martinez (Once Caldas)

Defenders: Mario Yepes (AC Milan), Aquivaldo Mosquera (America, Mexico), Luis Perea (Atletico Madrid), Cristian Zapata, Pablo Armero (both Udinese), Camilo Zuniga (Napoli), Yulian Anchico (Pachuca), Juan Valencia (Atletico Junior)

Midfielders: Juan Cuadrado (Udinese), Elkin Soto (Mainz), Abel Aguilar (Hercules), Fredy Guarin (Porto), Carlos Sanchez (Valenciennes), Gustavo Bolivar (Deportes Tolima)

Forwards: Hugo Rodallega (Wigan Athletic), Adrian Ramos (Hertha Berlin), Teofilo Gutierrez (Racing Club), Radamel Falcao Garcia (Porto), Jackson Martinez (Chiapas), Dayro Moreno (Once Caldas).

 


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