For MLS fans it was yet another disappointment to see Seattle Sounders star Fredy Montero be snubbed from the from Eduardo Lara’s call-up. Giovanni Hernández seems to have his days counted with the national team now that he had his place taken away by Macnelly Torres. Hernández still would not be able to play in Argentina because of tax problems stemming from his days at Colón. Due to that, he would not be allowed entry into Argentina.
The biggest surprise was the addition of Junior’s goal scoring phenom Teófilo Gutiérrez. Monaco forward Juan Pablo Pino was called up but as a midfielder in order to add more creation in that sector of the field for the Cafeteros.
Inter’s Iván Ramiro Córdoba who returns to the national to “not ask for his spot back, but earn it.” Colombia are in sixth place behind Uruguay for the fifth place spot in the CONMEBOL region. They will have a tough task as they head to Buenos Aires and then debut a new home venue in Medellín against last-place Peru.
Agustín Julio (Independiente Santa Fe), David Ospina (Nice-Fra)
Pablo Armero (Palmeiras-Bra), Iván Ramiro Córdoba (Inter-Ita), Mario Yepes (Chievo Verona- Ita), Luis Amaranto Perea (Atlético Madrid-Esp), Christian Zapata (Udinese-Ita), Cámilo Zúñiga (Siena-Ita), Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Independiente Medellín)
Abel Aguilar (Hércules-Esp), Gerardo Bedoya (Millonarios), Freddy Guarín (FC Porto-Por), Vladimir Marín (Libertad-Par), Christian Marrugo (Deportes Tolima), Juan Carlos Toja (Steaua Bucarest-Rou), Macnelly Torres (Colo Colo-Chi), Fabián Vargas (Boca Juniors-Arg), Juan Pablo Pino (Mónaco-Fra), Adrián Ramos (América)
Wason Rentería (Sporting Braga-Por), Radamel Falcao García (River Plate-Arg), Hugo Rodallega (Wigan-Eng), Carlos Darwin Quintero (Santos-Méx), Teófilo Gutiérrez (Junior)