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Alfredo Morelos misses out on Colombia Copa America squad

Colombia boss Carlos Queiroz leaves striker out of preliminary 40-man squad

Alfredo Morelos
Image: Alfredo Morelos has made two previous appearances for the Colombia national side

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has been left out of the Colombia squad for this summer's Copa America.

Morelos, 22, earned his first international cap for Colombia in August 2018 in a friendly match against Venezuela.

The striker would have hoped his 29 goals in all competitions for Rangers this season would have been enough for a recall.

However, Colombia manager Carlos Queiroz left Morelos out of his preliminary 40-man Copa America squad, despite including 11 attacking players.

Alfredo Morelos celebrates scoring for Rangers
Image: Morelos scored 29 goals for Rangers across all competitions this season

Earlier this week, Morelos outlined his eagerness to represent his country this summer after getting his first taste of international football in 2018.

"My priority is always the Colombia national team," he told the Scottish Sun.

"To be chosen to be in Carlos Queiroz's squad for his first selection in Asia was memorable and a great honour."

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Colombia begin their tournament against Argentina on June 15, before facing Qatar and Paraguay in their remaining two group stage games.

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