Colombian hitman Radamel Falcao has been left out of the preliminary Columbia squad consisting of 40 players for the upcoming Copa America Centenario tournament.

Radamel Falcao has been omitted from the Colombia squad for next month's Copa America.
Monaco loanee Falcao has struggled for game time this season with his club Chelsea and has also not featured for his country since last October. The former Porto forward has struggled with injuries this season and has hardly been missed for both club and country.

Hence, Jose Pekerman has taken the decision to leave Columbia's joint top goal scorer out of the tournament. Carlos Bacca and Adrian Ramos have been expected to lead the line for Columbia in the absence of Falcao.

Falcao, once considered as one of the best strikers in the world, has been out of form for around the last two years, largely because of his struggles with injuries. Currently, due to his unimpressive performances, his club and country future look very bleak.

His parent club Monaco, who signed him for big money, are looking to off load the former Atletico forward in order to get rid of his extravagant wages.