The news that Franck Ribery would not be going to Brazil due to injury shook the entire soccer world, a world that did not want to see another key player not appear on their TV screen.
Mexico’s Luis Montes and Italy’s Riccardo Montolivo are not be participating in this year’s tournament due to bones broken in warm up matches before the cup. A handful of other players such as Theo Walcott and Christian Benteke won’t be making the trip either, but the name that stands out the most in this list is Radamel Falcao.
“El Tigre” was poised to make it back into the mix for Colombia after getting an injury earlier in the season, only to have been left out of the 23-man squad. Even though his absence will be missed, Colombia still boasts an impressive array of attackers.
Many nations are still grieving over the loss of their beloved players, but the show must go on with the World Cup beginning in just a few days.
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