Monaco striker Radamel Falcao has stated that he is now extremely confident of featuring for Colombia in the World Cup 2014. The 26-year-old is currently on the sidelines after having sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury back in January.

It was expected at the time of injury that the striker would miss up to six months of football. This would leave him with little time to prepare for the World Cup 2014 especially in terms of fitness. Falcao, though, has given an update saying that he is confident of being ready for the competition.

As a South American, Falcao is desperate to feature in the tournament that will be held in Brazil. Colombia were very much dependent on him for their aspirations of reaching the quarter-finals. Over the last few years, he has proven to be the deadliest recurring European football.

He moved to Monaco in a £ 50 million deal in the summer, but clubs like Chelsea and Manchester city are understood to be keen on taking him back to the big leagues. Prior to getting injured, Falcao scored 11 goals in 19 matches for Monaco.

In his absence, the club have struggled to keep pace with Paris St Germain at the top of the table, but they look on course to finishing second. The france suisse cote website makes Monaco favourites to win the league next season.

"I am satisfied because I have come back from my knee injury and everything is evolving positively. It allows me to work well so that I can keep my physical level. I hope I'm going to continue like that," said the striker while speaking to the club’s official site. Colombia will be in a group containing the likes of Greece and Ivory Coast. Hence, they are seen as having great opportunity to reach the knockout stages of the tournament when the big guns will be coming to face them.