World Cup Qualifiers: Rodriguez returns to Colombia squad for first time in a year

Colombia recalled James Rodriguez to the squad for the first time in a year as it prepares to face Brazil and Paraguay in World Cup qualifiers.


The 30-year-old playmaker, who was the top scorer at the 2014 World Cup and is currently playing with Qatari side Al-Rayyan SC, has missed 15 internationals since being dropped last November after Colombia was hammered 6-1 by Ecuador.

Colombia plays Brazil in Sao Paulo on November 11 and then hosts Paraguay five days later.

It is fourth in South America’s 10-team qualifying table for Qatar 2022, with the top four qualifying automatically and the fifth-placed side going into an inter-regional playoff.

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