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Falcao eyes Copa America success on the way to World Cup 2018

Falcao eyes Copa America success on the way to World Cup 2018

Posted by Juan Gavasa on March 28, 2015

The striker missed out on his country’s World Cup campaign, in which James Rodriguez starred as his side made it to the quarter finals where they were beaten 2-1 by tournament hosts Brazil, due to a career-threatening knee injury.

And while he has failed to recover the devastating form which gave him his global reputation as a predatory goalscorer at Atletico Madrid and Monaco he is looking forward to Copa America and hopes that success at the competition will prepare a young Columbia side for a triumphant showing at the World Cup in 2018.

Falcao told ManUtd.com: “The national squad has brought together a team of young players who all come from the same background. We’re all young and our main objective is to strengthen ourselves, ready for the World Cup in Russia.”

The tournament takes place in Chile this summer, and to celebrate its 100th anniversary will be held in the USA next summer; the last time the Copa America took place in two consecutive years was in 1956 and 1957, while it was held twice in 1959. Between 1987 and 2001 it was held every two years.

The striker has a chequered history with competition; he missed the 2007 incarnation through injury, and bagged a brace against Bolivia in the group stages of the 2011 tournament to send Columbia through to the quarter finals. But once there Falcao missed a penalty, and his country lost 2-0 to Peru.

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