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Díaz replaces injured Fabra in Colombia squad

Díaz replaces injured Fabra in Colombia squad

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After Frank Fabra ruptured his ACL, Colombia added veteran full-back Farid Díaz to their World Cup squad.

Veteran full-back Farid Díaz has been called up to Colombia's World Cup squad as a replacement for the injured Frank Fabra.

Díaz comes in for Fabra after defender ruptures ACL

Fabra ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee during his nation's training camp in Italy.

The Boca Juniors defender - Colombia's first-choice left-back - was ruled out of the World Cup.

The Colombian Football Federation (FCF) announced Olimpia Asunción left-back Díaz as Fabra's replacement in their squad Saturday.

"After the confirmation of the sad news of the injury of Frank Fabra, the coaching staff decided to call the defender Farid Díaz, who currently plays for Olimpia of Paraguay," it said in a statement.

Left-back Díaz has won 13 caps for Colombia

Díaz, 34, has been capped 13 times by Colombia, who face Poland, Senegal and Japan in Group H in Russia.

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