Rodriguez out of Colombia squad for Copa America

James Rodriguez criticised the Colombian Soccer Federation on Friday after being scale back from the squad for the Copa America and two World Cup qualifiers in June, with the Everton midfielder saying he could possibly be match ample to play throughout the match.

The federation earlier talked about Rodriguez was “not on the optimum stage of competitors” and wouldn’t be a part of coach Reinaldo Rueda’s squad each for the Copa America that begins on June 13 or the Qatar 2022 qualifiers away in Peru on June 3 and at residence to Argentina 5 days later. Rodriguez, nonetheless, talked about that whereas he may not be at full well being for the Peru sport he could possibly be match to face Argentina and “in fact prepared for the Copa America”.

“It was with shock that I acquired the assertion from the backroom workforce saying they’d not be capable to depend on me and wishing me a speedy restoration,” Rodriguez talked about. “I’ve already recovered and sacrificed so much. It crammed me with nice disappointment. Not having the boldness of the technical workers causes me an enormous disappointment.”

The federation’s assertion didn’t specify what the hurt was, nevertheless the Everton participant has missed numerous video video games this season with a calf draw back. Colombia had been meant to co-host the Copa America with Argentina nevertheless civil unrest there prompted the South American Soccer Confederation to remove them as joint hosts. No willpower has been taken on the place to play the 15 video video games that had been scheduled for Colombia.

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