Coach Jose Pekerman with be with the World Cup's top goalscorer for the Gillette Brasil Global Tour clash in Miami and is delighted to be welcome back his No.9 from injuryColombia coach Jose Pekerman has included Real Madrid star James Rodriguez and Monaco striker Falcao in his squad that will face Brazil next week.
The World Cup quarter-finalists meet the Selecao in Miami on September 5 as the Gillette Brasil Global Tour resumes following a break for the World Cup.
And Pekerman has is delighted to see the return of Falcao, who missed this year’s World Cup through injury.
"I am very happy to have Falcao back and fully recovered. We will make the right decisions to maintain his performance and protect his future," Pekerman said.
James, who joined Real Madrid after finishing World Cup 2014 as the tournament’s top goalscorer with six goals, will also feature at Sunlife Stadium and Pekerman is convinced he will be a success in Spain.
“James is doing very well, taking the steps of a player who joins a great team," the 64-year-old added. "If [Real Madrid coach Carlo] Ancelotti has signed him it’s because he believes James can adapt.”
Colombia made the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time in their history in July, but were eliminated 2-1 by Brazil in Fortaleza.
The match will be Brazil's first under new coach Dunga.
Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or by calling the stadium box office on 305-943-6311.
Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Arsenal - England), Camilo Vargas (Santa Fe - Colombia)
Defenders: Pablo Armero (AC Milan - Italy), Cristian Zapata (AC Milan - Italy), Camilo Zuniga, (Napoli - Italy), Eder Alvarez (River Plate - Argentina), Santiago Arias (PSV - Netherlands), Carlos Valdes (Philadelphia Union - USA)
Midfielders: Abel Aguilar (Toulouse - France), Fredy Guarin (Inter Milan - Italy), Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Fiorentina - Italy), James Rodriguez (Real Madrid - Spain), Aldo Leao Ramirez (Atlas - Mexico), Carlos Sanchez (Aston Villa - England), Alexander Mejia (Atletico Nacional - Colombia), Juan Fernando Quintero (Porto - Portugal)
Forwards: Jackson Martinez (Porto - Portugal), Carlos Bacca (Sevilla - Spain), Teofilo Gutierrez (River Plate - Argentina), Adrian Ramos (Borussia Dortmund - Germany), Victor Ibarbo (Cagliari - Italy), Radamel Falcao (Monaco - France), Luis Muriel (Udinese - Italy)