World Cup: Colombia celebrates vs. Greece, June 14, 2014

Colombia have released the roster for their U-23 squad in the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics playoff series against the US U-23 national team.


The countries will face off on March 25 in Barranquilla and again March 29 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, with the aggregate winner taking the final place in this summer's men's Olympic soccer tournament.


Colombian U-23 head coach Carlos Restrepo has selected a primarily domestic-based squad, although multiple players have received senior team call-ups.


Among the headliners are Santos Laguna forward Andres Renteria and midfielder Juan Fernando Quintero, who currently plays at French club Rennes.


Colombia last played in the Olympics in 1992. They have never advanced past the initial stage.


Full Roster


GOALKEEPERS (3): Cristian Bonilla (Atletico Nacional - COL), Alvaro Montero (San Lorenzo - ARG), Luis Hurtado (Deportivo Cali - COL)


DEFENDERS (9): Cristian Borja (Santa Fe - COL), Yerry Mina (Santa Fe - COL), Jaine Barreiro (Santa Fe - COL), Luis Orejuela (Deportivo Cal - COL), Deiver Machado (Millonarios - COL), Felipe Aguilar (Atletico Nacional - COL), Davinson Sanchez (Atletico Nacional - COL), Helibelton Palacios (Deportivo Cali - COL), Jherson Vergara (Livorno - ITA)


MIDFIELDERS (8): Juan Pablo Nieto (Atletico Nacional - COL), Juan Fernando Quintero (Rennes - FRA), Yony Gonzalez (Junior - COL), Raul Loaiza (Patriotas - COL), Jose Leudo (Deportivo Pasto - COL), Wilmar Barrios (Deportes Tolima - COL), Andres Felipe Roa (Deportivo Cali - COL), Jarlan Barrera (Junior - COL)


FORWARDS (5): Roger Martinez (Racing Club - ARG), Cristian Dajome (Deportes Tolima - COL), Harold Preciado (Deportivo Cali - COL), Rafael Santos Borre (Deportivo Cal - COL), Andres Renteria (Santos Laguna - MEX)