FIFA World Cup: Colombia Prays for Falcao Miracle

Radamel Falcao's absence from the FIFA World Cup will leave Colombia coach coach Jose Pekerman in a fix over his attacking resources. The Monaco forward may well make it to the tournament but he won't be 100 per cent fit, his surgeon had said in April.

updated: May 13, 2014 18:04 IST
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Colombia is praying that talismanic striker Radamel Falcao can recover from a serious knee injury to lead their return to the World Cup after a 16-year absence.

Monaco forward Falcao was tipped to become a star of the World Cup after scoring nine goals in 13 games in Colombia's campaign to reach the finals for the first time since 1998.

His exploits included two penalties in a dramatic 3-3 draw with Chile which sealed Los Cafeteros' World Cup berth, when they fought back from 3-0 down to clinch a crucial point.

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