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Colombia head coach Pekerman excited for improved Cuadrado-Falcao partnership

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Some are saying this a "hint" about Falcao's future, but we're well past the stage of hinting at the conclusion of Falcao's saga.  It's basically all over but the crying.  And the official announcements.

One person who's definitely not crying is Colombia national football team head coach Jose Pekerman.  Pekerman saw his team slump to a 1-0 defeat in their opening Copa América match, and he faces an even greater threat against Brazil later today (Wednesday).  He's hoping that the excitement and good vibes generated by Falcao's move to Chelsea will help his team.  AS Colombia reports that the national team "definitely celebrated the good news [and] the family is happy."

"I've no doubts that Falcao and Cuadrado are going to help each other at Chelsea. They are going to be a success."

-Jose Pekerman; source: Goal

Juan Cuadrado also spoke to the media ahead of the big game, and shared his happiness first hand.

"I'm very happy that he'll be with us at Chelsea, but first we've got to concentrate on the Copa."

-Juan Cuadrado; source: Goal

Brazil versus Colombia kicks off at 9pm local time (1am in London) and will feature two Chelsea players on either side.  Cuadrado will be up directly against Filipe Luis, while Willian will be looking to continue his excellent form and Falcao will be looking to rediscover his.  Should be fun.

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