Monday March 11 2019
Serie A trio get Colombia calls

Duvan Zapata, Luis Muriel and David Ospina are the Serie A representatives in the Colombia squad to face Japan and South Korea.

Coach Carlos Queiroz called up 22 players for the two friendlies later this month, including three who ply their trade in Serie A.

Napoli goalkeeper Ospina is a regular, while Muriel has rediscovered his form since joining Fiorentina in January, scoring eight goals in 11 competitive games for the club.

Duvan Zapata is currently challenging for the Capocannoniere title in Serie A thanks to his 17 goals in 27 games, but in all competition for Atalanta this season it’s 22 goals in 36 appearances.

The centre-forward turns 28 next month and has five senior caps for Colombia, but hasn’t been called up since March 2018.

GK: David Ospina (Napoli), Camilo Andrés Vargas Gil (Deportivo Cali), Iván Arboleda (Banfield)

D: Santiago Arias (Atlético Madrid), Helibelton Palacios (Atlético Nacional), Dávinson Sánchez (Tottenham), Jeison Fabián Murillo (Barcelona), Yerry Fernando Mina (Everton), William José (León), Cristian Alexis Borja (Sporting), Déiver Machado (Atlético Nacional)

M: Wílmar Enrique Barrios (Zenit), Gustavo Gallego (Flamengo), Andrés Mateus Uribe (América), Jefferson Andrés Lerma Solís (Bournemouth), James Rodríguez Rubio (Bayern Munich), Juan Fernando Quintero (River Plate), Sebastián Villa (Boca Juniors), Luis Fernando Díaz (Junior)

F: Radamel Falcao (Monaco), Duván Zapata (Atalanta), Luis Muriel (Fiorentina), Alfredo José Morelos (Rangers)