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Pekerman calls-up local players with a view to WC qualifying

Pekerman calls-up local players with a view to WC qualifying

Colombia national team coach Jose Pekerman called up on Thursday 18 players from the local league for a preparatory micro-cycle ahead of South American qualifying.

From February 14th to the 18th, the coach will test the players with a view to the fifth and sixth round of qualifying. Colomiba will play against Ecuador on March 24 and against Bolivia on the 29th.

Of the 18 players called up 8 play for Atletico Nacional of Medellin, Colombia's reigning league champion.

Players:

Goalkeepers: Cristian Bonilla (Atlético Nacional) and Luis Hurtado (Deportivo Cali).

Defensemen: Daniel Bocanegra (Atlético Nacional), Davinson Sánchez (Atlético Nacional), Farid Díaz (Atlético Nacional), Jorge Arias (Atlético Junior), Deiver Machado (Millonarios FC) and Juan Sebastián Quintero (Deportivo Cali).

Midfielders: Alexander Mejía (Atlético Nacional), Sebastián Pérez (Atlético Nacional), Víctor Ibarbo (Atlético Nacional), Guillermo Celis (Atlético Junior), Jarlan Barrera (Atlético Junior), Vladimir Hernández (Atlético Junior), Daniel Torres (Independiente Medellín) and Johan Arango (Independiente Medellín).

Strikers: Marlos Moreno (Atlético Nacional) and Harold Preciado (Deportivo Cali).

 

Text and photo: AFP

Edition: conmebol.com