Colombian Radamel Falcao‘s injury which rules him out of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is a huge blow to fans, Colombia, AS Monaco and Everton for many reasons.
Soccer fans around the world may have their own personal favourites and will support them to the death this summer, but everyone wants to see the best players on the biggest stage. Falcao’s ACL injury is a massive loss for the spectators. Voted among the top three players in the world in 2012, we all know how much quality he has. Colombia have other talents, but this was the big name — the one man we all wanted to see.
For the Colombians, it is a massive loss. This was the man who scored nine qualifying goals to fire them towards the World Cup and has made them a force in international football. They were ready to finally give the World Cup a real shot with a world-class striker leading an in-form team in their own continent.
It is obviously a blow to Monaco too, as he is their star man. But indirectly, it is bad news for Premier League side Everton. Roberto Martinez‘s men were on the verge of signing Monaco’s 6-foot-8 giant striker Lacina Traore on loan. Martinez had said how important Traore could be for Everton, but Falcao’s injury probably means the deal will collapse with Traore now an important replacement.