The national teams of Colombia and Paraguay have announced their rosters for the international friendly at DRV PNK Stadium this Saturday, Nov. 19, calling up their biggest stars for the matchup - including Colombia’s Radamel Falcao, David Ospina and James Rodríguez, as well as Paraguay’s Miguel Almirón.
Colombia’s strong traveling squad will feature experienced and talented players, including goalkeeper Ospina, defender Davinson Sánchez, midfielders Wilmar Barrios, Juan Fernando Quinteros and Rodríguez, and attackers Falcao and Rafael Santos Borré. Notably, “los cafeteros” have also included two MLS players in its roster.
Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia), José Luis Chunga (Alianza Petrolera, Colombia )
Defenders: Carlos Cuesta (Genk, Belgium), Daniel Muñoz (Genk, Belgium), Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham, England), Frank Fabra (Boca Juniors, Argentina), Jhon Lucumí (Bologna, Italy), Johan Mojica (Villarreal, Spain)
Midfielders: Eduard Atuesta (Palmeiras, Brazil), Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth, England), Wilmar Barrios (Zenit, Russia), Sebastián Gómez (Atlético Nacional, Colombia), James Rodríguez (Olympiacos, Greece), Jhon Arias (Fluminense, Brazil), Jorge Carrascal (CSKA Moscow, Russia), Juan Fernando Quintero (River Plate, Argentina)
Forwards Diego Valoyes (Talleres, Argentina), Falcao García (Rayo Vallecano, Spain), Jhon Jader Durán (Chicago Fire, USA), Rafael Santos Borré (Eintracht Frankfurt, Germany), Santiago Moreno (Portland Timbers, USA)
Paraguay, meanwhile, have also summoned their top players, with current Newcastle standout and former MLS star Almirón, who is currently on red-hot form and was named the English Premier League Player of the Month for October after netting five goals in six matches, leading the side. Additionally, “La Albirroja” has called up three active MLS players for the international friendly
Goalkeepers: Antony Silva (Puebla, Mexico), Juan Espínola (Godoy Cruz, Argentina)
Defenders: Santiago Rojas (Nacional, Paraguay), Iván Ramírez (Central Córdoba, Argentina), Iván Piris (Libertad, Paraguay), Fabián Balbuena (Corinthians, Brazil), Gustavo Gómez (Palmeiras, Brazil), Bruno Valdez (América, Mexico), Mateo Gamarra (Olimpia, Paraguay)
Midfielders: Blas Riveros (Brøndby, Denmark), Mathias Villasanti (Gremio, Brazil), Matías Rojas (Racing, Argentina), Diego Gómez (Libertad, Paraguay), Richard Ortíz (Olimpia, Paraguay), Andrés Cubas (Vancouver Whitecaps, Canada), Brian Ojeda (Real Salt Lake, USA), Jesús Medina (CSKA Moscow, Russia), Matías Galarza (Coritiba, Brazil), Miguel Almirón (Newcastle, England), Lorenzo Melgarejo (Libertad, Paraguay), Richard Sánchez (América, Mexico).
Forwards: Ramón Sosa (Gimnasia y Esgrima LP, Argentina), Julio Enciso (Brighton & Hove Albion, England), Derlis González (Olimpia, Paraguay), Sebastián Ferreira (Houston Dynamo, USA)