Colombia calls up local players

Colombia coach Hernan Dario Gomez on Friday called up only two non-Colombia-based players for Wednesday’s friendly against Peru.

Forwards Giovanni Moreno and Jackson Martinez were the only foreign-based players. Moreno plays for Argentine club Racing and Martinez is with Mexico’s Jaguares.

The match will be preparation for next year’s Copa America as Gomez looks for local talent to add to Colombian players playing abroad. The match will be played in El Campin stadium in Bogota.


Goalkeepers: Breiner Castillo (Independiente, Medellin), Luis Martinez (Once Caldas)

Defenders: Carlos Valdez (Santa Fe), Sergio Otalvaro (Santa Fe), Jhonnier Gonzalez (Santa Fe), Luis Nunez (Once Caldas).

Midfielders: Victor Ibarbo (Atletico Nacional), Yulian Anchico (Santa Fe), Diego Chara (Tolima), Christian Marrugo (Tolima), Jhon Viafara (La Equidad), Giovanni Hernandez (Atletico Junior), John Valencia (Once Caldas)

Forwards: Giovanni Moreno (Racing, Argentina), Jackson Martinez (Jaguares Chiapas, Mexico), Dayro Moreno (Once Caldas), Fernando Uribe (Once Caldas), Dorlan Pabon (Atletico Nacional)