Monday, 7th April, 2014

Colombia striker Radamel Falcao has said that he is hoping to make a return in time to play in the World Cup in Brazil this summer despite being sidelined for the season due to a knee injury.

The AS Monaco player suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage during his side’s French Cup tie against Monts d’Or Azergues on 22nd January and had been ruled out for six to nine months, but the former Atletico Madrid player has the ‘desire and motivation’ to represent the Coffee Growers in South America this June.

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"I hope that I can play in the World Cup, but it's still too soon to be certain", Falcao was quoted as saying by the BBC.

"I'm recovering quickly. Physiotherapy is going very well. The knee has responded very well, which allowed me to gain momentum in the work.


"I'm happy because the evolution is very positive. I'm a little ahead of what was expected, but we know very well that it's day to day that we'll see the evolution. I have the desire and motivation to return", the 28-year-old said.

Colombia have been drawn against Japan, Greece and Ivory Coast in their World Cup group and will kick-start their campaign with the game against the Greeks on 14th June in Belo Horizonte.

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