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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao García Zárate (born 10 February 1986 in Santa Marta Colombia, commonly known simply as Falcao, a name given to him by his father as a tribute to the Brazilian coach Paulo Roberto Falcão, is a Colombian football striker, who currently plays for Atlético Madrid in La Liga and represents the Colombia national football team. Falcao is sometimes nicknamed El Tigre and King of the Europa League. - Source: Wikipedia
With its injured striker Radamel Falcao watching from the stands, World Cup-bound Colombia drew 1-1 Wednesday in a friendly international against Tunisia in Barcelona.
Colombia winger James Rodriguez showed how to cope without striker Radamel Falcao by scoring two clinical goals as Monaco won 2-0 at Bastia to remain five points behind French league leader Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday.
Monaco striker Radamel Falcao boosted his bid to recover in time to play for Colombia in the World Cup after successfully completing the first phase of his recovery following a left-knee operation.
Paris Saint-Germain can strike a decisive blow in the French title race and open up an eight-point lead at the top if it wins away to second-place Monaco in Sunday's clash. Elsewhere, Lille looks to consolidate third place when it faces struggling Sochaux at home on Saturday, and fourth-place Saint-Etienne, one point behind Lille, goes to Toulouse in Friday's game. Here are five things to know about the upcoming games.
Monaco has signed mercurial forward Dimitar Berbatov on loan from English Premier League club Fulham until the end of the season, filling the void left by Colombia striker Radamel Falcao's long-term knee injury.
Dimitar Berbatov joined Monaco from Fulham on Friday in the latest chapter of the mercurial forward's career on an otherwise quiet final day of the transfer window in France.
Colombian forward Radamel Falcao has left a hospital in Porto, Portugal, after surgery to repair his left anterior cruciate ligament.
Monaco and Colombia striker Radamel Falcao says he has not given up hope of playing in this year's World Cup despite tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a French Cup game on Wednesday.
Defending champion Paris Saint-Germain is looking to recover from cup disappointment by continuing its relentless march to the league title when it visits Guingamp on Saturday.
Monaco's Colombia striker Radamel Falcao faces an anxious wait to find out if he has a serious knee injury after being taken off on a stretcher in the French Cup on Wednesday.
Paris Saint-Germain's hopes of a domestic treble are over after a surprise 2-1 home defeat by Montpellier in the French Cup on Wednesday.
Lionel Messi narrowly stayed on top of AP's Global Soccer Rankings this week despite breaking the record for goals in a calendar year. The Barcelona great finished one point ahead of Spanish league rival Radamel Falcao, who scored five goals for Atletico Madrid.