Colombia Head Coach José Pékerman confirms injured Luis Perea and Radamel Falcao will stay with the team
Colombia Head Coach José Pékerman has confirmed that injured duo Luis Perea and Radamel Falcao will stay with the team during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Both players were expected to be cornerstones of Pékerman’s squad, but failed to recover in time from their respective physical troubles.
Despite not being selected, both Perea and Falcao have decided to remain with the group, a choice that Pékerman believes highlights Colombia’s togetherness.
"This is a real group, it's a family,” he told FIFA.com. “Tomorrow (Saturday) you will see that Falcao and Perea will be there with the team when they could be on holidays," said the Argentine coach. "It's always been a very united group, a family, and we deal with problems like a family.
"We're not talking about injuries anymore, we're talking about players. I really believe in this team and from here on in we're working on every situation we could come across on the pitch."