Falcao one of the best, says Cavani

The two Ligue 1 stars will go head to head on Tuesday when Colombia and Uruguay clash in World Cup qualifying and the 26-year-old sees much to admire in his opponent
Uruguay star Edinson Cavani has lauded Colombia striker Radamel Falcao as one of the world's best in his position.

The duo will come up against one another on Tuesday in a vital World Cup qualifier and the Paris Saint-Germain forward has warned his team-mates of the threat that his Monaco counterpart poses.

"I think Falcao is one of the best strikers because of the way he plays, more than simply being a player with a lot of class, to define a game, a style of play," he told reporters.

"He's proven that he's a player who works hard, he's very strong both tactically and technically."

Cavani and Falcao both moved to Ligue 1 over the summer, with the former leaving Napoli in a €64 million (£54m) deal the latter departing Atletico Madrid for €60m (£50.6m).

Colombia sit second in the South American section of World Cup qualifying, with Uruguay currently in fifth, seven points hehind their opponents.