On Wednesday, AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao was carted off the field with a knee injury, and it looked serious. Falcao’s injury was revealed to be a torn ACL, and he will miss the 2014 World Cup. This news crushes both Monaco and Colombia’s success.
For the Ligue 1, they sit only five points back from PSG will and face them in two weeks on the road. However, with Falcao’s absence, there is a slim chance that they will win that game as their title hopes will end. After not qualifying for three straight World Cups, Colombia looked to take Group C by storm. However, with Falcao’s absence, it is definite that Colombia’s offensive play will suffer. Falcao’s 20 goals in 51 matches for Colombia ranks third all-time.
This injury news is not just bad for the teams he plays for, but also for the casual soccer fan. The Colombian striker is one of the top international players, and the World Cup is a time to watch the top talent that isn’t always seen regularly by fans.
The 2014 World Cup has provided many storylines to follow ahead of the tournament. While it is likely that Colombia will still advance out of Group C, they will most likely suffer in the knockout round. However, sports are unpredictable at times, so Colombia must fill Falcao’s void or they could fail to get out of the group stage.
One thing is for sure: it will be interesting to see how the two teams will respond Falcao’s injury.
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