Fal­cao gets World Cup green light

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Colom­bia striker Radamel Fal­cao will go to the World Cup but risks not be­ing 100 per­cent fit, the sur­geon who op­er­ated on the Monaco star’s rup­tured knee lig­a­ments said on Fri­day.

“I be­lieve he will go to the World Cup. But at the high­est level, at the start of the com­pe­ti­tion, Fal­cao will not be 100 per­cent,” Jose Car­los Noronha told the Lusa news agency.

Fal­cao, seen as key to Colom­bia’s hopes at the World Cup, suf­fered the in­jury in a French Cup match on Jan­uary 22 and went un­der the knife three days later in Porto.

Mean­while, Noronho re­fused to com­ment on the cur­rent fit­ness sta­tus of Por­tu­gal star Cris­tiano Ron­aldo who has been side­lined since the start of the month with a left thigh in­jury.

“Ron­aldo’s in­jury is dif­fer­ent to that of Fal­cao and he is un­der the care of Real Madrid’s med­i­cal depart­ment,” he said.

“There­fore I am not go­ing to speak about this.”

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