2018 FIFA WC: Colombia announces provisional squad for Russia

Colombia’s chances will largely be dependent on James | Image: Twitter

XtraTime Web Desk: Colombia announces their 35-men provisional squad for Russia, as the South American nation is trying to better their performances in the forthcoming edition.

Monaco star Radamel Falcao and Bayern Munich playmaker James Rodriguez will spearhead Colombia’s efforts in the 2018 World Cup after earning a place in the nation’s provisional 35-man squad.
James took the top scorer award while representing the Cafeteros in 2014 when they reached the quarter-finals in Brazil, eventually going out to the hosts.

Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Arsenal), Camilo Vargas (Deportivo Cali), Iván Arboleda (Banfield), José Fernando Cuadrado (Once Caldas)

Defenders: Cristian Zapata (Milan), Dávinson Sánchez (Tottenham), Santiago Arias (PSV Eindhoven), Óscar Murillo (Pachuca), Frank Fabra (Boca Juniors), Johan Mojica (Girona ), Yerry Mina (Barcelona), William Tesillo (Santa Fe), Bernardo Espinosa (Girona), Stefan Medina (Monterrey), Farid Díaz (Olimpia)

Midfielders: Wílmar Barrios (Boca Juniors), Carlos Sánchez (Espanyol), Jefferson Lerma (Levante), José Izquierdo (Brighton Hove & Albion), James Rodríguez (Bayern Múnich), Giovanni Moreno (Shanghái Shenhua), Abel Aguilar (Deportivo Cali), Mateus Uribe (América), Yimmi Chará (Júnior), Juan Fernando Quintero (River Plate), Edwin Cardona (Boca Juniors), Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Juventus), Gustavo Cuéllar (Flamengo), Sebastián Pérez (Boca Juniors)

Forwards: Radamel Falcao García (Mónaco), Duván Zapata (Sampdoria), Miguel Borja (Palmeiras), Carlos Bacca (Villarreal), Luis Fernando Muriel (Sevilla), Teófilo Gutiérrez (Júnior)

 

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