Monaco star Falcao gets Colombia recall

AFP , Saturday 5 Nov 2016

File Photo: Falcao of Colombia celebrates after scoring penalty against Peru during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Barranquilla. Monaco sporting director Vadim Vasilyev admitted the acquisiton of Falcao. (Reuters)

Rejuvenated striker Radamel Falcao was on Friday handed an international recall by Colombia after a year's absence from the squad for two key World Cup qualifiers.

The 30-year-old Monaco star hit two goals in a 3-0 midweek Champions League win over CSKA Moscow to take his total to six in nine games this season.

Falcao, who missed the 2014 World Cup finals through injury, last played for Colombia on October 13, 2015, in a 3-0 loss to Uruguay in Montevideo.

But he has been recalled for the qualifiers against Chile and Argentina on November 10 and 16 respectively.

"Happy to represent my country," the striker tweeted. "It's an opportunity that I will meet with a lot of enthusiasm. It's really special."

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