Wed, 06 Jul 2022

BOGOTA, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Eintracht Frankfurt striker Rafael Borre and Tottenham Hotspur center-back Davinson Sanchez were among 20 players named in Colombia's squad on Thursday for a friendly against Saudi Arabia.

Interim manager Hector Cardenas also called up Palmeiras midfielder Eduard Atuesta, Brighton midfielder Steven Alzate and Elche right-back Helibelton Palacios.

Absent from the list were Liverpool forward Luis Diaz, Rayo Vallecano striker Radamel Falcao, Al-Rayyan midfielder James Rodriguez, Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina and Atalanta forward Luis Muriel.

Colombia and Saudi Arabia will meet in the southeastern Spanish city of Murcia on June 5.

Cardenas replaced Reinaldo Rueda on a caretaker basis in April following Colombia's failure to qualify for this year's FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

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