Back in the '90s, Carlos Valderrama was Colombia’s most symbolic player. After he left, a void needed to be filled. And then Radamel Falcao Garcia, aka "El Tigre," came along.
During his early years with the senior national team, Falcao suffered, couldn’t find the net and had to struggle through serious injuries since his days at the under-17 international level. El Tigre did not give up and always came back stronger, becoming as one of the top strikers in the world in recent years.
He is currently trying to recover as fast as possible from an injury suffered last January, with the hopes of being ready in time for Brazil 2014. As a matter of fact, all of Colombia is waiting for him; they want to vibrate with Falcao’s goals this summer.
Here are six of Falcao’s top performances with Colombia.