SportEverton’s James Rodriguez has been cut from the Colombia squad due to injury and will miss the Copa America and two World Cup qualifiers in June, the Colombian Football Federation said on Friday.FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Everton v Tottenham Hotspur - Goodison Park, Liverpool, Britain - April 16, 2021 Everton's James Rodriguez Pool via REUTERS/Jon Super
28 May 2021 11:15PMShare this contentBookmarkREUTERS: Everton’s James Rodriguez has been cut from the Colombia squad due to injury and will miss the Copa America and two World Cup qualifiers in June, the Colombian Football Federation said on Friday.“In the past days, the midfielder underwent medical exams that determined that he is not at the optimum level of competition and so he will not join coach Reinaldo Rueda’s squad,” a statement said.
AdvertisementAdvertisementThe statement did not specify what the problem was, but the Everton player has missed several games this season with a calf injury.Colombia face Qatar 2022 qualifiers away in Peru on June 3 and at home to Argentina five days later. headtopics.com
The Copa America then kicks off on June 13.Colombia were meant to co-host the tournament with Argentina but civil unrest there prompted the South American Football Confederation to remove them as joint hosts.AdvertisementAdvertisementNo decision has been taken on where to play the 15 games that were scheduled for Colombia.
(Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Toby Davis) Read more: CNA »
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