Colombia has announced its squad lineup for the 2015 Copa America in Chile. This national team became the buzz of last year’s FIFA World Cup when it made the quarterfinals for the first time in the country’s history and in great form. Their superstar midfielder James Rodriguez was the top goalscorer of the tournament and they went undefeated until their quarterfinal loss against Brazil, who also hosted the tournament.
It goes without saying that the Rodriguez-Radamel Falcao combo makes Colombia one of the big favorites to win this year’s Copa America. The world still hasn’t seen what this duo can do, since Falcao spent the 2014 World Cup on the bench due to injury. But with a healthy and stellar squad, Colombia is definitely in good shape to win the cup.
Here is Colombia’s full squad lineup for the 2015 Copa America in Chile:
Goalkeepers: Cristian Bonilla (Equidad), David Ospina (Arsenal), Camilo Vargas (Atletico Nacional)
Defenders: Darwin Andrade (Standard Liege), Santiago Arias (PSV), Pablo Armero (Flamengo), Eder Alvarez Balanta (River Plate), Pedro Franco (Besiktas), Francisco Meza (Santa Fe), Johan Mojica (Real Valladolid), Jeison Murillo (Granada), Carlos Valdes (Nacional), Cristian Zapata (Milan), Camilo Zuniga (Napoli)
Midfielders: Abel Aguilar (Toulouse), Edwin Cardona (Monterrey), Juan Cuadrado (Chelsea), Fredy Guarin (Inter), Alexander Mejia (Monterrey), Juan Quintero (Porto), Andres Renteria (Santos Laguna), James Rodriguez (Real Madrid), Carlos Sanchez (Aston Villa), Edwin Valencia (Santos)
Forwards: Carlos Bacca (Sevilla), Radamel Falcao (Manchester United), Teofilo Gutierrez (River Plate), Victor Ibarbo (Roma), Jackson Martinez (Porto), Luis Muriel (Sampdoria)