Pedro Franco is headed to the Copa América in Chile!

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Updated: May 31, 2015

Pedro Franco’s name showed up on the Pekerman’s final 23-men squad for the Copa America. The Colombian National Football team is currently in Bogotá, Colombia and they will be traveling to Buenos Aires, Argentina tonight. They will continue training in Buenos Aires for a week or a little more then they will be traveling to Santiago, Chile to continue concentrating for the Copa America. Colombia debuts in the Copa America on June 14th vs Venezuela in Rancagua, Chile.

In the press conference, Pekerman mentioned that one of his biggest worries is the defense. He said, “It’s important that we get our defenders to play again.”

Fredy Guarin, Abel Aguilar, Juan Fernando Quintero, and Eder Alvarez Balanta are all injured and couldn’t recover on time. They were automatically taken out of the 30 players list.

Pekerman decided to leave out Andres Renteria, Johan Mojica, and Francisco Meza due to tactical decisions.

Pekerman Colombia

The 23 players squad that will be going to Chile:

GKs: David Ospina, Camilo Vargas, and Cristian Bonilla

DEFs: Camilo Zuñiga, Santiago Arias, Cristian Zapata, Carlos Valdes, Jeison Murillo, PEDRO FRANCO, Pablo Armero, and Darwin Andrade

MIDs: Carlos Sanchez, Edwin Valencia, Alexander Mejia, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, James Rodriguez, Victor Ibarbo, and Edwin Cardona

FWs: Falcao Garcia, Teofilo Gutierrez, Jackson Martinez, Carlos Bacca, and Luis Muriel

 

Line-Up Prediction: (4-2-2-2)

 

Ospina

Arias – Murillo – Franco – Andrade

Zuñiga – Sanchez

Cuadrado – James

Falcao – Bacca

 

Editor: Alex Guerrero

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