Colombia-Senegal Preview: Pekerman's charges with last chance to book a place in Brazil

After a disappointing draw with Tunisia, a number of players will be out to seal their spot in the 23-man squad for the World Cup with a strong showing on Saturday
Colombia will continue their World Cup preparations when they take on Senegal in Buenos Aires on Saturday.

Jose Pekerman's side have lost midfielder Edwin Valencia to injury, after the Fluminense man failed to pass fit for their final squad for the Brazil showpiece.

On the brink of making Colombia's final squad is star striker Radamel Falcao, with his recovery from knee surgery clouding his availability.

Camilo Zuniga has also undergone the knife on his knee in October and remains in doubt to make it to Brazil.

The fixture, though, is Pekerman's final chance to see players in a competitive situation before he is forced to name his 23-man squad for the 2014 finals on June 2.

Colombia have not tasted victory in an international since November - when they beat Belgium 2-0 - drawing with the Netherlands 0-0 and Tunisia 1-1.

Senegal have, although their opposition has not been anywhere near as strong - as they defeated Kosovo 3-1 after drawing 1-1 with Cote d'Ivoire, Mali and Burkina Faso.

Their draw with the Ivorians saw them eliminated from World Cup qualifying, however they are now in Argentina looking to salvage some pride against the Brazil-bound Colombians.

Senegal are ranked 63rd in the Fifa Ranking, well below the fifth-ranked Colombians.