Colombia Squad (Getty Images)

Colombia’s 23-player World Cup squad was announced by coach Jose Pekerman with injured Monaco striker Radamel Falcao the main absentee. The talismanic striker will miss the World Cup after losing his battle to recover from the crushing knee injury he sustained playing for his club Monaco in January.Also Read - ENG vs BAN T20 MATCH HIGHLIGHTS, T20 World Cup 2021 Today Match Cricket Updates: Jason Roy, Bowlers Shine as England Crush Bangladesh by 8 Wickets in Super 12 Battle

Colombia’s strike-force still seems potent with the likes of Jackson Martinez, Adrian Ramos and Víctor Ibarbo. The midfield will be powered with Fredy Guarin at the center while Monaco star James Rodriguez and Fiorentina’s Juan Guillermo Cuadrado will play on each flank. Also Read - India vs Pakistan Live Streaming ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in India: When and Where to Watch IND vs PAK Live Stream Cricket Match Online on Disney+ Hotstar; TV Telecast on Star Sports

The defenders include Milan’s Cristian Zapata, West Ham’s left-back Pablo Armero and 38-year-old Mario Alberto Yepes. Also Read - Australia vs South Africa Live Streaming ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in India: When and Where to Watch AUS vs SA Live Stream Cricket Match Online on Disney+ Hotstar; TV Telecast on Star Sports

FIFA World Cup 2014: Colombia World Cup Squad & Player List

Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Nice), Faryd Mondragon (Deportivo Cali), Camilo Vargas (Santa Fe)

Defenders: Pablo Armero (West Ham/ENG), Camilo Zuniga (Napoli/ITA), Cristian Zapata (AC Milan/ITA), Eder Alvarez Balanta (River Plate/ARG), Mario Alberto Yepes (Atalanta/ITA), Carlos Valdès (San Lorenzo/ARG)

Midfielders: Abel Aguilar (Toulouse/FRA), Fredy Guarin (Inter Milan/ITA), Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina/ITA), James Rodriguez (Monaco/FRA), Aldo Leao Ramirez (Morelia/MEX), Carlos Sanchez (Elche/ESP), Santiago Arias (PSV Eindhoven/NED), Alexander Mejia (Atletico Nacional), Juan Fernando Quintero (Porto/POR)

Forwards: Jackson Martinez (Porto/POR), Carlos Bacca (Seville/ESP), Teofilo Gutierrez (River Plate/ARG), Adrian Ramos (Hertha Berlin/GER), Víctor Ibarbo (Cagliari/ITA)

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