Nigeria Group Opponents Colombia Name Olympics Squad

 

Colombia's Olympic team head coach, Carlos Restrepo, has named Sporting Lisbon forward Teofilo Gutiérrez, William Tesillo and Dorlan Pabon as the three over-aged players in his final 18-man squad for the ‎2016 Rio Olympic Games, Completesportsnigeria.com can report.

Colombia who last played in the Olympics in 1992 have never advanced past the group stage are drawn alongside Japan, Nigeria and Sweden in Group B, and will begin their campaign against Sweden.

Restrepo admitted in a press conference that he had difficulty naming his squad after several European teams refused to release players for the competition.

He also rued the absence of Palmeiras center back Yerry Mina who was ruled out due to injury.

The squad:

Goalkeepers:Cristian Bonilla, Luis Hurtado.

Defenders:Felipe Aguilar, Deivy Balanta,William Tesillo, Helibelton Palacios, Machado Deiver, Cristian Borja.

Midfielders: Sebastián Pérez, Jéfferson Lerma, Wilmar Barrios, Andrés Rentería, Kevin Balanta, Andres Felipe Roa.

Forwards: Harold Preciado, Teofilo Gutiérrez, Miguel Borja, Dorlan Pabon.

Alternate players: Juan Sebastian Quintero, Arley Rodriguez, Jarlan Barrera and Luis Vasquez.

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