Carlos Bacca, the striker of Colombia has confronted a leg injury and will not be able to play the rest of the group stage matches of FIFA World Cup 2014.
The Sevilla player had a leg muscle strain during the training session, and will not be included in the Thursday’s game against Côte d’Ivoire and also for the match against Japan to be played on June 24.
A statement from Colombian Football Federation said, “Following the tests done by Colombia’s medical team, led by Doctor Carlos Ulloa, it has been determined that player Carlos Bacca has suffered a first degree muscle strain and will require a period of treatment from seven to 10 days.”
Bacca also missed his teams’ opening match against Greece on Saturday. It was a Group C game and Colombia won it, 3-0. The absence of Bacca is a big loose for Jose Pekerman, the coach of Los Cafeteros, keeping in view his strong season with Sevilla.
Moreover, the forward has scored 14 league goals in his 35 appearances in the Primera Liga. Also, he was voted by Marca, a sports newspaper of Spain, as the best signing of the La Liga 2013/14 season.