The team of Reinaldo Rueda, who has not yet won in the contest, receives Peru on Friday and visits Venezuela on Tuesday
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Alexis Sánchez and Arturo Vidal are two of the figures of the Chilean national team (Reuters)
This Thursday and Friday the third day of the Qualifiers will be held towards Qatar 2022 and one of the main inconveniences that the coaches of the continental teams found was with the huge number of injured footballers. Due to the tight schedule, which was modified by the coronavirus pandemic, many players who work in Europe arrived with discomfort, such as the Argentines Lionel Messi or Lautaro Martínez , others making a great effort despite being injured, such as the Brazilian Neymar or the Colombian James Rodríguez, and many others could not even be cited, such as the Uruguayan Federico Valverde , the Brazilian Philippe Coutinho , the Argentine Paulo Dybala or the Colombian Radamel Falcao García , among several others.
But this not only worries South American football, but also the European football clubs that at the end of this double date, FIFA needs to face its commitments again, keeping their teams in the best possible physical condition. In this context, as revealed by the Italian site La Gazzetta dello Spor t, Inter Milan took preventive measures for some of its players who traveled to their countries.
In an article published this Wednesday, the club warned Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sánchez to take care of themselves during the two commitments they must face with La Roja: “They were told that the ball was in their hands, that they should be the first to take care your physique. Conte appeals to the responsibility of each one ”.
At the same time, it is pointed out that from the leadership there is discomfort with Chile : “We tried to work with the national teams that summoned their players, recommending attention to each one of them and suggesting a kind of daily report on the type of training carried out to monitor distance the situation, but there was no success with all ”.
Peru beat Chile 3-0 in the last match between the two teams (Reuters)
This can mean a problem for the team led by Reinaldo Rueda that has not yet won so far in the Qualifiers and has to face Peru on Friday and then visit Venezuela on Tuesday. While it is taken for granted that both players will do their best, they will also go out onto the pitch with the pressure of having such a warning from Inter.
Sánchez arrived in Santiago on Monday while his partner at Inter Milan, Vidal , took the flight only on Tuesday amidst the difficulties to leave Italy, due to the obstacles imposed by the authorities of that country due to the pandemic of the coronavirus.
In turn, Rueda also faces the casualties of the injured Gary Medel , from Bologna, and Charles Aránguiz , from Bayer Leverkusen. In the last official duel of the Clásico del Pacífico, Peru beat Chile 3-0 in the semifinals for the 2019 Copa América in Brazil .
Injuries afflict those selected on this FIFA Date and some have raised their voices in protest. “We are losing players infected by Covid-19, or others who get hurt because we play too many games. We are not machines, ”exclaimed Brazilian Thiago Silva , adding:“ We saw recent studies that show that it is more than likely that you will be injured after four or five games, one after the other (every three days). It is very worrying for us ”.
Peru and Chile add just one point each, out of six disputed at the beginning of the road to Qatar 2022 in a Qualifying round dominated by Argentina and Brazil , a perfect score. The best four will get their ticket to the World Cup, while the fifth will enter the playoffs.
With information from AFP