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Colombian reports indicate Falcao will miss World Cup, father says he’s 60%

May 15, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

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Things are looking more and more bleak for injured Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, as reports from his home country are suggesting he is still very much a longshot to make a full recover in time for the World Cup.

According to Ed Malyon of the Daily Mirror, those Colombian reports suggest Falcao will hold a press conference next week to announce he will not be fit in time to play in Brazil.

Just a month ago Falcao said he was “recovering quickly,” and was included in Colombia’s preliminary 29-man roster submitted by coach Jose Pekerman two days ago.

His father, Radamel Garcia, told Spanish RCN Radio that his son has “recovered by 60%” from his ACL tear, a bleak number given that the World Cup is just a month away.

“Clinically he is fine,” Falcao’s father was quoted in Marca as saying, “The problem I see is with football.  He lacks stamina, strength, speed, coordination, the combination of things that are fundamental

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