Colombian striker Rudamel Falcao Garcia will not be going to the World Cup in Brazil 2014. The disappointing news was revealed by the Colombian coach, José Néstor Pekerman, in a press conference from Argentina, where he also announced that Amaranto Perea and Luis Fernando Muriel will not travel to the tournament either. "It's a sad night. Painfully I have to inform you that both Radamel Falcao, Luis Muriel and Luis Perea will not be traveling to the World Cup. Three great players ," said the Argentinian strategist.

"We can tell all Colombians that he went above and beyond the call of duty ( ... ) he deserved that right and also our hope that he will play once more," he added. The star Colombian striker was injured while playing in a French Cup match with his club, AS Monaco. Since then, the country had maintained expectations of recovery for the top scorer, a dream that ended this afternoon with the bad news in the press conference.  "It's a difficult time. I would have been thrilled to participate, but hey, it's time to support the team from outside and wish them well," Falcao said.

"Today I am in a good position to play, but I didn't want to do something rash that might jeapordise my health. And so I leave the place to a teammate who is one hundred percent healthy. I am conscious of the fact that I still have a lot of game to  play," he added . Meanwhile , defender Amaranto Perea, who was also a regular fixture in the selections made by Pekerman could not recover in time from injury and will have to drop out of the group.