The Colombia national football team announces the final squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia which includes the following:
Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Arsenal), Camilo Vargas (Deportivo Cali), Jose Cuardado (Once Caldas).
Defenders: Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham), Santiago Arias (PSV), Frank Fabra (Boca Juniors), Cristian Zapata (Milan), Yerry Mina (Barcelona), Johan Mojica (Girona), Oscar Murillo (Pachuca).
Midfielders: James Rodriguez (Bayern), Abel Aguilar (Deportivo Cali), Carlos Sanchez (Espanyol), Wilmar Barrios (Boca Juniors), Jefferson Lerma (Levante), Mateus Uribe (America), Juan Quintero (River Plate), Juan Cuadraro (Juventus).
Forwards: Radamel Falcao (Monaco), Jose Izquierdo (Brighton), Carlos Bacca (Villarreal), Luis Muriel (Sevilla), Miguel Borja (Palmeiras).
The Colombia national team approaches the World Cup as a favourite behind. Each line of the team has its backbone players – the Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, the Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez, the Bayern midfielder James Rodriguez (the team leader) and age but still productive forwards Radamel Falcao and Carlos Bacca.
The present squad plays together perfectly, the base of this national team performed on the World Cup in Brazil four years ago. And the head coach, the real professional Jose Pekerman, takes his team to the World Cup for the third time.