Falcao earns Colombia return after impressing for Monaco

Two strikes midweek to down CSKA Moscow showed that the star was back to his best, and his form has been acknowledged by Jose Pekerman with Friday's call-up

Monaco sharpshooter Radamel Falcao has been included in the latest Colombia squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, a reward for the forward after two seasons interrupted by injury and poor form. 

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The former Manchester United, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid man missed out on the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Copa America through injury, and barely featured during his time in the Premier League. 

But he has rediscovered his scoring touch since returning to Monaco, and two goals midweek in the Champions League took his European strike-rate to an incredible 42 in 46 continental clashes. 

And that form has led Jose Pekerman to recall him to the Cafetero side, with Miguel Borja of Atletico Nacional and Santos' Jonathan Copete also stepping up to face Chile and Argentina. 

Falcao responded to the news on Twitter, showing his delight at what he dubbed a "special call". 

"Happy to represent my country again. I am taking on this chance with great hope, it is a very special call," he wrote on the social network. 

The Santa Marta native has played 63 times for the Cafeteros, scoring 25 goals.