Colombia striker Radamel Falcao will not play in the World Cup after failing to recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
Head coach José Pékerman made the announcement during a press conference on Monday.
"It's my sad duty to inform the country that Falcao, Muriel and Luis Amaranto Perea won't be going to Brazil," said Pekerman.
It's a devastating day for Colombia, who were tipped as one of the competition's favorites because of Falcao, one of the best strikers in the world.
The onus will now fall on Jackson Martinez and Teofilo Gutierrez to score and score often in Brazil.
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