Carlos Bacca ruled out for Colombia

Carlos Arturo Bacca of Sevilla celebrates after scoring during the La Liga match between Villarreal CF and Sevilla FC at El Madrigal on December 21, 2013
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Colombia striker Carlo Bacca is sidelined for his country's remaining World Cup group games with a leg strain.

Colombia striker Carlo Bacca has been ruled out of his country's remaining World Cup group games with a leg strain.

The 27-year-old suffered the problem in training and will now miss fixtures against the Ivory Coast and Japan.

A statement on the Colombian Football Federation's website read: "Following the tests done by Colombia's medical team, led by Doctor Carlos Ulloa, it has been determined that player Carlos Bacca has suffered a first-degree muscle strain and will require a period of treatment from seven to 10 days."

Colombia earned a convincing 3-0 win over Greece in their opening match of the tournament on Saturday.

They play their penultimate group game on Thursday when they meet the Ivory Coast in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia.

Colombia's Radamel Falcao celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Belgium during an international friendly match on November 14, 2013
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