Colombia to wait on Falcao decision

Reuters

Radamel Falcao, Colombia’s big hope for the World Cup, but also a major injury doubt, will join its squad in Buenos Aires in preparation for the tournament in Brazil, the Colombian Football Federation (FCF) said on Tuesday.

That ended rumors that the striker was set to travel to Bogota to announce that he would not be going to Brazil, having failed to fully recover from knee ligament surgery.

“Radamel Falcao Garcia will join his team mates in Buenos Aires. At present, the forward is continuing with his physical work at his club Monaco,” the FCF said in a statement.

The 28-year-old, who scored nine goals in 13 matches as Colombia finished second to Argentina in the South American qualifying group, damaged knee ligaments playing for Monaco in a French Cup tie in January.