COLOMBIA have announced their squad for an upcoming friendly against the Socceroos on March 28, and there’s a raft of big name stars set to take part.
Headlined by Bayern Munich star James Rodriguez, currently on loan from Real Madrid, and ex-Manchester United and Chelsea striker Falcao, the Roos will come up against some world class talents.
Maty Ryan will come up against a familiar face in Brighton teammate Jose Izquierdo who returns to the national team fold after an eight month absence.
The winger has been in red hot form for the Seagulls of late and will be hoping to add to his lone international goal – scored against Cameroon in his most recent outing for the South American nation.
Also joining Izquierdo in the squad are a range of European-based stars including Bayern Munich’s James Rodriguez, Tottenham’s Davinson Sanchez, Arsenal’s David Ospina, Sevilla’s Luis Muriel, Villarreal striker Carlos Bacca and new Barcelona signing Yerry Mina.
Colombia will also take on Socceroos World Cup opponents France on March 23.
CRISTIAN ZAPATA – AC MILAN (ITA)
DUVÁN ZAPATA – SAMPDORIA (ITA)
DAVID OSPINA – ARSENAL (ING)
JOSÉ HERIBERTO IZQUIERDO – BRIGHTON (ING)
DÁVINSON SANCHEZ – TOTTENHAM (ING)
JAMES RODRÍGUEZ – BAYERN MUNICH (ALE)
CARLOS SÁNCHEZ – ESPANYOL (ESP)
CARLOS BACCA – VILLARREAL (ESP)
JEFFERSON LERMA – LEVANTE (ESP)
YERRY MINA – BARCELONA (ESP)
JOHAN MOJICA – GIRONA (ESP)
BERNARDO ESPINOSA – GIRONA (ESP)
LUIS FERNANDO MURIEL – SEVILLA (ESP)
RADAMEL FALCAO – AS MONACO (FRA)
SANTIAGO ARIAS – PSV EINDHOVEN (HOL)
GIOVANNI MORENO – SHANGHÁI SHENHUA (CHN)
ÓSCAR MURILLO – PACHUCA (MEX)
MATEUS URIBE – AMÉRICA (MEX)
FRANK FABRA – BOCA JUNIORS (ARG)
WILMAR BARRIOS – BOCA JUNIORS (ARG)
JUAN FERNANDO QUINTERO – RIVER PLATE (ARG)
MIGUEL BORJA – PALMEIRAS (BRA)
ABEL AGUILAR – DEP. CALI (COL)
CAMILO VARGAS – DEP. CALI (COL)
YIMMI CHARÁ – JUNIOR (COL)
VÍCTOR CANTILLO – JUNIOR (COL)