Chile coach Eduardo Bellizzo has released a list of international footballers ahead of the friendly against Paraguay on Friday.
The match between La Roja and Albirojo teams is scheduled for March 27 at 9:30 PM at Monumental Stadium.
This list includes the team’s top leaders and members of the ‘Golden Generation’, two Copa America and World Cup winners in 2010 and 2014, Claudio Bravo, Gary Medel, Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez.
Of the 20 players announced by Toto, striker Eduardo Vargas and midfielder Eric Pruger will not appear. The former is Atlético regaining the leadership he lost at Mineiro, while Antofagastino is a stand-in for Vitor Pereira’s footing at Flamengo.
Another notable absence, despite recent high demand from the team’s fans, is the winger midfielder, the star of Ecuador’s Independiente del Valle, the recent champions of Recopa Sudamericana. Matthias Fernandez.
The main surprise on the roster is 30-year-old right-back Matthias Catalan. He defends Taleres de his Cordoba and is the son of a Chilean father and an Argentinian mother. The defender showed up on the radar when Jorge Sampaoli commanded La Roja and was even expected to show up in the process of Reinaldo Rueda, but that didn’t happen.
A call for local media players will be available on the ANFP platform in the coming days.
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