2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

2018 FIFA World Cup™ 

Experience aplenty in Colombia, Panama provisional squads

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  • Colombia include 11 Brazil 2014 veterans in Russia 2018 preliminary squad
  • Six centurions feature in 35-man Panama selection
  • Final 23-man squad lists will be published by FIFA on 4 June

The Colombian Football Federation announced on Monday a provisional list of 35 players for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

Included in the squad are 11 veterans of the 2014 World Cup, among them are James Rodriguez, David Ospina, Carlos Sanchez, Abel Aguilar and Cristian Zapata.

Another notable inclusion is star forward Radamel Falcao, who missed Brazil 2014 due to injury.

Colombia will line-up in Group H at Russia 2018 where they will face Japan (19 June), Poland (24 June) and Senegal (28 June).

All squads are provisional until the final list of 23 players is announced by FIFA, following their submission by participating teams, on 4 June.

Colombia provisional squad
Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Arsenal/England), Camilo Vargas (Deportivo Cali), Ivan Arboleda (Banfield/Argentina), Jose Fernando Cuadrado (Once Caldas).

Defenders: Santiago Arias (PSV Eindhoven/Netherlands), Frank Fabra (Boca Juniors/Argentina), Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham/England), Cristian Zapata (AC Milan/Italy), Yerry Mina (Barcelona/Spain) Johan Mojica (Girona/Spain), Bernardo Espinosa (Girona/Spain), Oscar Murillo (Pachuca/Mexico), Farid Diaz (Olimpia/Paraguay), Stefan Medina (Monterrey/Mexico), William Tesillo (Leon/Mexico).

Midfielders: Abel Aguilar (Cali), Wilmar Barrios (Boca Juniors/Argentina), James Rodriguez (Bayern Munich/Germany), Carlos Sanchez (Espanyol/Spain), Jefferson Lerma (Levante/Spain), Giovanni Moreno (Shanghai Shenhua/China PR), Juan Fernando Quintero (River Plate/Argentina), Edwin Cardona (Boca Juniors/Argentina), Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Juventus/Italy), Gustavo Cuellar (Flamengo/Brazil), Sebastian Perez (Boca Juniors/Argentina), Mateus Uribe (America/Mexico)

Forwards: Radamel Falcao (Monaco/France), Carlos Bacca (Villarreal/Spain), Duvan Zapata (Sampdoria/Italy), Miguel Borja (Palmeiras/Brazil), Jose Izquierdo (Brighton/England), Luis Muriel (Sevilla/Spain), Teofilo Gutierrez (Junior), Yimmi Chara (Junior).

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Panama coach Hernan Gomez has selected his provisional squad ahead of his side’s debut appearance at a FIFA World Cup.

Their 35-man squad features no less than six players with more than  100 caps, including veteran midfielder Gabriel Gomez with over 140 to his name. Meanwhile, Hernan Gomez will be waiting on the fitness of FIFA U-17 World Cup and U-20 World Cup graduate Ismael Diaz, who has suffered wit a knee injury since the turn of the year.

Panama provisional squad
Goalkeepers:
Jose Calderon (Chorrillo), Jaime Penedo (Dinamo Bucharest, Romania), Alex Rodríguez (San Francisco FC);

Defenders: Azmahar Ariano (Patriotas FC, Colombia), Felipe Baloy (CSD Municipal, Guatemala), Harold Cummings (San Jose Earthquakes, USA), Eric Davis (Dunajska Streda, Slovakia), Fidel Escobar (New York Red Bulls, USA), Adolfo Machado (Houston Dynamo, USA), Michael Murillo (New York Red Bulls, USA), Luis Ovalle (CD Olimpia, Honduras), Francisco Palacios (San Francisco FC), Richard Peralta (Alianza), Roman Torres (Seattle Sounders, USA);

Midfielders: Ricardo Avila (KAA Gent, Belgium), Edgar Barcenas (Cafetaleros de Tapachula, Mexico), Ricardo Buitrago (Municipal, Peru), Miguel Camargo (Universidad San Martín de Porres, Peru), Adalberto Carrasquilla (Tauro FC), Armando Cooper (Club Universidad de Chile, Chile), Anibal Godoy (San Jose Earthquakes, USA), Gabriel Gomez (Bucaramanga, Colombia), Jose Gonzalez (Union Comercio, Peru), Cristian Martínez (Columbus Crew, USA), Valentin Pimentel (Plaza Amador), Alberto Quintero (Universitario de Lima, Peru), Jose Luis Rodríguez (KAA Gent, Belgium);

Forwards: Abdiel Arroyo (LD Alajuelense, Costa Rica), Rolando Blackburn (Chorrillo), Ismael Diaz (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain), Jose Fajardo (CA Independiente), Roberto Nurse (Mineros Zacatecas, Mexico), Blas Perez (Municipal, Guatemala), Luis Tejada (Sports Boys, Peru), Gabriel Torres (CD Huachipato, Chile).

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