Falcao spearheads Colombia squad

Falcao spearheads Colombia squad

Published Aug. 26, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Atletico Madrid's new signing Radamel Falcao and Hugo Rodallega of EPL club Wigan Athletic are in Colombia's squad for friendlies against Honduras and Jamaica.

The 18-man squad will be managed by interim coach Leonel Alvarez as the Colombian Football Federation continues its search for a replacement for former coach Hernan Dario Gomez.

Gomez resigned this month after reports he attacked a woman in a Bogota bar.

Argentine coach Gerardo Martino, who stepped down as Paraguay coach after July's Copa America, turned down an offer to succeed Gomez on Thursday.


Colombia plays Honduras on Sept. 3 in New Jersey and Jamaica three days later in Fort Lauderdale in warmup matches for World Cup qualifying starting in October.



Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Nice), Luis Martinez (Once Caldas).

Defenders: Mario Alberto Yepes (AC Milan), Luis Amaranto Perea (Atletico Madrid), Cristian Zapata (Villarreal), Pablo Armero (Udinese), Camilo Zuniga (Napoli).

Midfielders: Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Lecce), Christian Marrugo (Deportes Tolima), Freddy Guarin (Porto), Carlos Sanchez (Valenciennes), Gustavo Bolivar (Deportes Tolima).

Forwards: Hugo Rodallega (Wigan), Adrian Ramos (Hertha Berlin), Teofilo Gutierrez (Racing, Argentina), Radamel Falcao (Atletico Madrid), Jackson Martinez (Jaguares), Dayro Moreno (Tijuana).