Colombia, the sleeping giants of South America, is well prepared to have another shot at the Copa America, as the 2001 Copa America winners are again loaded with enormous talents all around the field. Let’s have a quick look over the Colombia squad for Copa America 2015.
Colombia squad for Copa America 2015 –
Colombia Manager’s Team:
José Pékerman – The man, who is ensuring the Colombians a dream of repeating 2001! After having a tuff time at Argentina, Pékerman joined the Colombia national team, removing Leonel Álvarez in 2012. From day one José Pékerman has been outstanding with this team, and ended up 5th in 2014 Brazil World Cup! In August 2014, Pékerman was offered a contract to extend his contract till the next World Cup.
Colombia squad for Copa America 2015–
Cristian Bonilla (Equidad), Camilo Vargas (Atletico Nacional), David Ospina (Arsenal)
Darwin Andrade (Standard Liege), Santiago Arias (PSV), Carlos Valdes (Nacional), Cristian Zapata (Milan), Camilo Zuniga (Napoli), Pablo Armero (Flamengo), Eder Alvarez Balanta (River Plate), Pedro Franco (Besiktas), Francisco Meza (Santa Fe), Johan Mojica (Real Valladolid), Jeison Murillo (Granada).
Abel Aguilar (Toulouse), Edwin Cardona (Monterrey), Juan Cuadrado (Chelsea), James Rodriguez (Real Madrid), Carlos Sanchez (Aston Villa), Fredy Guarin (Inter), Alexander Mejia (Monterrey), Juan Quintero (Porto), Andres Renteria (Santos Laguna), Edwin Valencia (Santos)
Radamel Falcao (Manchester United), Teofilo Gutierrez (River Plate), Carlos Bacca (Sevilla), Victor Ibarbo (Roma), Jackson Martinez (Porto), Luis Muriel (Sampdoria)
Players to watch out for in Colombia squad for Copa America 2015 –
Radamel Falcao: The on-loan Manchester United striker is surely the most important weapon of the Colombia squad for Copa America 2015. The striker is having a rough edge in United’s jersey, but earlier he has already showed the world what he is capable of doing. The striker has scored 24 goals in his 55 national team appearances. He is one of the key reasons of Colombia’s recent development in FIFA ranking.
James Rodriguez: The Golden Boot winner of FIFA 2014 World Cup is another one to depend on. The Colombia’s 2015 Copa America squad would be rich enough with this in-form Real Madrid midfielder. The player has achieved all possible awards in 2014 FIFA World Cup, bagging Puskas award, Goal of the Tournament, All star team, and Dream team and to top all the earlier mentioned Golden Boot. Eyes will lie on this guy undoubtedly.
Juan Cuadrado: The Chelsea midfielder was the top assist provider in World Cup 2014. The player has a big contribution in Chelsea’s recent Premier League title. He will be the one, distributing the through balls and crosses for both the strikers.
FIFA Ranking: 4
Group Opponents – Brazil, Peru, Venezuela
Colombia this year has a lot of potential in the team, and is surely one of the favourites of the tournament. They may cause enough disturbance in others dream run! On the other hand they themselves have the ability to have the title back. For more updates on Colombia team list for Copa America 2015 stick on to Football Lens.