The National Association of Professional Football (ANFP) confirmed that the attacker of Union La Calera, Andres Vilches, is the first drop in the concentration of Chilean team with a view to the duel before Peru Y Venezuela.
The aforementioned footballer had been called by Reinaldo Rueda for the microcycles prior to day 3 and 4 of the Qualifying Qatar 2022. In practice, Gabriel Costa’s former teammate in Colo Colo suffered an injury.
“The decision was adopted because the player presented a semimembranous edema, which prevents his participation in this training cycle,” explained the ANFP through a statement.
Vilches had great possibilities to be part of the squad that would face Peru in Santiago already Venezuela in Caracas. His good moment in the Chilean championship (he has scored 7 goals in 14 games) placed him as an alternative for Alexis Sanchez Y Eduardo VargasHowever, this cannot happen.
The injuries do not leave the “coffee” strategist calm who had to face the “match” against Uruguay and Colombia without Gary Medel and Claudio Bravo. The ‘Pitbull’ and the veteran goalkeeper suffered last minute annoyances and were ‘out’.
For its part, the Peruvian team also comes with a loss for the duel against the ‘southerners’. Ricardo Gareca will have to evaluate which goalkeeper to call in replacement of Carlos Cáceda who was sent off in the match against Brazil.
According to the interpretation of the referee Julio Bascuñán, the goalkeeper of FBC Melgar had an inappropriate behavior (alleged claims) and that is why he decided to throw him out. The FPF has reserved the call for Alejandro Duarte, Sportivo Luqueño goalkeeper.