Victim of a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in January, Falcao began a race against time to be ready to for the World Cup with his Colombian national team. But it just came too quickly. The national team coach, José Pékerman submitted his final 23-man sqaud to FIFA on Monday and the Monaco star was not named.
"Today, I can only smile at having it given every chance, right to the end," explained the Colombian superstar on Twitter.
However, James Rodriguez was named in the Colombia squad. The Ligue 1 top assists provider begins the competition against Greece on June 14. Colombia will also take on the Côte d'Ivoire and Japan in Group C.
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