Injured in Bavaria: James plays for Colombia
James Rodriguez will be in Colombia’s starting eleven against Brazil in the World Cup qualifying round. It’s his first game since he got hurt. The Bavarian government agrees to the operation. James Rodriguez was the first player to play a match since his injury, with Bayern Munich’s new addition to the team on Tuesday in a 90-minute qualifying match against Brazil in Colombia, following a previous consultation with the medical department in Bavaria, where James had contracted a torn muscle bundle in his right thigh at the beginning of August. In the Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez, James even led the Colombian team on the pitch as captain and was the linchpin against the Selecao, ending the game in Baranquilla 1-1. Monaco goal scorer Falcao equalised after Willian took the lead at the end of the first half and Colombia have not yet qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia before the last two qualifiers.