Colombia captain Falcao dropped for Argentina clash

Colombia's forward Radamel Falcao Garcia (R) and goalkeeper Camilo Vargas are seen before the start of the 2015 Copa America football championship quarterfinal match Argentina vs Colombia, in Vina del Mar, Chile on June 26, 2015 (AFP Photo/Luis Acosta) (AFP)

Viña del Mar (Chile) (AFP) - Colombia captain Radamel Falcao was surprisingly dropped for his team's Copa America clash with Argentina here Friday.

Falcao, aiming to put a miserable season with Manchester United behind him, has been a disappointment in Chile, registering no goals and only a handful of shots on goal.

Colombia coach Jose Pekerman, who had earlier voiced support for the beleaguered star, replaced him in the starting line-up with in-form Porto striker Jackson Martinez.