James back in Colombia squad for friendlies in US

Published Oct. 29, 2019 3:27 p.m. EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Midfielder James Rodríguez will return to Colombia's national team after a four-match absence for two friendlies in the United States against Peru and Ecuador.

However, striker Radamel Falcao remains out with an Achilles injury.

Colombia coach Carlos Queiroz announced his squad of 34 players on Tuesday for matches on Nov. 15 against Peru in Miami and four days later against Ecuador in Harrison, New Jersey.

Rodríguez has not played for Colombia since this summer's Copa America. He returned to Real Madrid this season after a year on loan at Bayern Munich.


Queiroz also called up strikers Juan Fernando Quintero and Rafael Santos Borré, who will play in the Copa Libertadores final for River Plate against Flamengo on Nov. 23.