Radamel Falcao

  • Chelsea slump to first pre-season defeat, Arsenal also lose to Monaco August 4, 2014

    Chelsea slumped to their first pre-season defeat on Sunday as they were beaten 3-0 by Werder Bremen in Germany to spoil the return of Didier Drogba and the debut of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. Ivory Coast legend Drogba made his first appearance for Chelsea since scoring the penalty that won the 2012...
  • World Cup 2014: Colombia over Falcao, ready to 'hurt' Greeks June 14, 2014

    Belo Horizonte Colombia have recovered from losing top striker Radamel Falcao to injury with others in their attack-minded team hoping to "hurt" Greece in Saturday's Group C opener, coach Jose Pekerman said. Though Falcao's absence is a huge blow for the South Americans in their first World Cup since 1998, they...
  • World Cup 2014: Greece out to clip Colombia's attacking wings June 14, 2014

    Containing Colombia's potent attacking game, even without injured striker Radamel Falcao, will be key to defensive-minded Greece's attempt to upset the World Cup Group C favourites on Saturday. The Greeks, who also play Japan and Ivory Coast in the group, have long said their first game will be the most crucial...
  • Colombia eye win against Greece to boost last 16 chances June 10, 2014

    Even without prolific striker Radamel Falcao, Colombia start as favourites to qualify from World Cup Group C after finishing second in the South American qualifiers and taking decent results against Belgium and the Netherlands in friendlies. A successful opening match against Greece in Belo Horizonte on Saturday, hours before Ivory...
  • Players ruled out of World Cup 2014 June 7, 2014

    Players ruled out of the World Cup finals because of injury in the past week following the announcement on Saturday Germany's Marco Reus would not be going to Brazil: Colombia: Radamel Falcao (Monaco/FRA) -- knee injury France: Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich/GER) -- back injury Clement Grenier (Lyon/FRA) -- thigh Germany: Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund/GER)...
  • No Tiger in tank for Colombia as Falcao ruled out of World Cup June 3, 2014

    Colombia striker Radamel Falcao has failed to recover from knee surgery and was left out of their World Cup squad on Monday, coach Jose Pekerman announced. The 28-year-old ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while playing for Monaco in a French Cup match in January. Falcao, nicknamed Tiger,...
  • Colombia to make late call on Radamel Falcao, says coach Jose Pekerman May 25, 2014

    Colombia will wait until the last minute to decide whether to pick recuperating striker Radamel Falcao in their final World Cup squad, coach Jose Pekerman said on Saturday. "I'll wait until the last day, until the last hour, the last minute, to give out my list of 23," Pekerman said when...
  • I won't be 100 per cent even if I make World Cup: Falcao May 20, 2014

    Madrid: Colombia striker Radamel Falcao said he will not be on top form at the World Cup finals starting next month even if he recovers sufficiently from January's knee operation to participate. The South American nation's big hope on their return to soccer's global showpiece after a 16-year absence, Falcao has...
  • Radamel Falcao named in Colombia's provisional World Cup squad May 14, 2014

    Bogota: Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has named Monaco forward Radamel Falcao in his provisional 30-man World Cup squad. Falcao has not played since rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in January, reported Xinhua. Last month, the former River Plate, Porto and Atletico Madrid forward hinted he was on track...
  • Colombia's Radamel Falcao could be fit in time for World Cup May 20, 2014

    Bogota: Colombia striker Radamel Falcao has been given a 50-50 chance of playing at the World Cup in June after undergoing a successful knee operation on Saturday. Falcao, his country's big hope for their first appearance at finals since 1998, sustained cruciate ligament damage in his left knee while playing for...
  • Radamel Falcao doubtful for World Cup after knee injury January 24, 2014

    Radamel Falcao's hopes of playing at the World Cup finals hung by a thread on Thursday after his Ligue 1 club Monaco announced the Colombia striker required surgery on a left knee injury. Monaco did not elaborate on the length of Falcao's absence, while media reports suggested he could be out...
  • Real Madrid's coach Ancelotti plays down Falcao link December 14, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has played down reports linking the club with Monaco's Radamel Falcao, saying he did not think the striker was right for his side. The 27-year-old is sidelined with a thigh injury, but speculation has mounted in recent weeks that he may be on his way...
  • Colombia's Falcao and Ibarbo hand Belgium 2-0 defeat November 15, 2013

    Colombia handed wasteful Belgium their first setback in a year with a 2-0 friendly win on Thursday thanks to goals by Radamel Falcao and Victor Ibarbo as the World Cup-bound teams began preparing for the 2014 finals. Falcao struck six minutes after the break when he sprung the offside trap and...
  • Real Madrid eye summer move for Monaco's Radamel Falcao October 15, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says the club could try to land Monaco striker Radamel Falcao next summer. Perez says the Colombia striker "won't come during the January transfer window but in June, who knows? Falcao wants to play for Madrid (...) I've been told." Falcao joined French league leader Monaco...
  • Real Madrid could bid for Falcao next year: Perez October 15, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has hinted the world's richest club by income could buy Monaco's Colombia striker Radamel Falcao next year. Speaking on Spanish soccer chat show Punto Pelota on Monday night, Perez ruled out a bid for Falcao in the next transfer window in January but suggested...
  • Falcao eyes World Cup qualification in Barranquilla May 21, 2014

    Montevideo: Radamel Falcao insists Colombia's confidence has not been dented by a 0-2 loss to Uruguay as the team attempts to qualify for its first FIFA World Cup since 1998. Jose Pekerman's side looked set for the point it needed to earn a berth in Brazil next year before late goals...
  • Monaco reach agreement to sign Radamel Falcao May 31, 2013

    Paris: Monaco's spending spree moved up a gear when they agreed to sign Colombia striker Radamel Falcao from Atletico Madrid on a five-year deal on Friday, establishing it as a major challenger to French champion Paris Saint-Germain next season and a potential force in Europe. The club announced the agreement on...
  • Monaco confident of signing striker Radamel Falcao May 31, 2013

    Paris: Monaco's spending spree looks set to continue with the club's sporting director confident he can sign Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, one of the hottest properties in world football. "Things are progressing well, but it's not finalized yet, there are still some details to sort out. We really want to...
  • Club to support Falcao's decision: Atletico Madrid May 20, 2013

    Singapore: Atletico Madrid will not stand in the way of striker Radamel Falcao if he wants to leave the club this offseason, general manager Miguel Angel Gil Marin said Monday. Marin said in Singapore that it's up to Falcao to decide whether to say at Atletico-the newly crowned Copa del...
  • Madrid derby to crown Copa del Rey champions May 17, 2013

    Barcelona: With a return to England looking likely, Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho can go out a winner when his team plays crosstown rivals Atletico Madrid on Friday in the Copa del Rey final. Luckily for Mourinho and Madrid, Atletico have been incapable of winning a Spanish capital derby so...
  • Radamel Falcao gives Atletico Madrid 1-0 win at Sevilla April 22, 2013

    Barcelona: Radamel Falcao scored his 25th goal of the Spanish league season to give Atletico Madrid a hard-fought 1-0 win at Sevilla and keep his team in the hunt for a second-place finish on Sunday. Also, Real Sociedad extended their unbeaten run to 14 straight games by drawing 0-0 at...
  • Atletico Madrid held to 1-1 home draw by Valencia April 1, 2013

    Barcelona: Atletico Madrid squandered a chance to reclaim second place in the Spanish league when they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Valencia on Sunday. Despite missing several first-choice players to injury, Valencia dominated the first half at Vicente Calderon Stadium, especially exposing the hosts on the flanks....
  • Atletico Madrid held to a goalless draw at Malaga March 4, 2013

    Barcelona: Atletico Madrid squandered a chance to reduce the gap with Spanish leader Barcelona to single digits after being held to a 0-0 draw at Malaga on Sunday, while Real Sociedad and Real Betis dueled to a thrilling 3-3 draw. Atletico started well and bossed the first half hour of...
  • Atletico set up Copa del Rey final with Real February 28, 2013

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid set up a King's Cup (Copa del Rey) final with city rivals Real after Diego Costa and Radamel Falcao scored in a 2-2 second leg draw at Sevilla on Wednesday, to progress 4-3 on aggregate. Costa, who had scored both Atletico goals from the penalty spot in...
  • Falcao gives Atletico 1-0 win over Espanyol February 25, 2013

    Barcelona: Radamel Falcao scored his 21st goal in the Spanish league this season to give 10-man Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win over Espanyol on Sunday, ensuring the team stays in second place before their Copa del Rey semifinal. Falcao slotted a spot kick into the lower left corner of the...
  • Atletico beat Sevilla 2-1 in 1st Copa semi-final February 1, 2013

    Madrid: Diego Costa scored two penalties to give 10-man Atletico Madrid a 2-1 home win over nine-man Sevilla on Thursday in an incident-packed first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal that featured three penalties from handballs. The Brazilian forward filled in nicely for injured top scorer Radamel Falcao, who...
  • Leg injury rules Falcao out for three weeks January 21, 2013

    Madrid: Spainish club Atletico Madrid will lose their top scorer Radamel Falcao for three weeks as the Colombian injured his leg. Falcao sustained the injury 57 minutes into Atletico Madrid's 2-0 victory over Levante in a La Liga match on Sunday when he was dashing to chase the ball. The...
  • Atletico defeat Betis 2-0 in Copa del Rey quarter-final January 18, 2013

    Madrid: An early goal by Radamel Falcao helped Atletico Madrid to a 2-0 home win against Real Betis in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey on Thursday. Atletico, which is unbeaten at their Vicente Calderon stadium this season, piled the pressure on early and Diego Godin nearly broke through...
  • Atletico's title credentials face Barcelona test December 14, 2012

    Barcelona: Atletico Madrid have a second chance to prove that they can be considered a real contender for the Spanish league title when they visit high-flying Barcelona on Sunday. Two weeks ago, Atletico flopped in its 2-0 loss at Real Madrid in the first serious test of their championship credentials....