10/05/2021 at 12:56 AM CEST
. / Santiago de Chile
The defender Francisco Sierralta was released this Monday from the call of the Chilean team for the next triple round of the World Cup qualifiers due to a injury, constituting the fourth loss suffered by the Red to face this decisive appointment heading to Qatar 2022. Through a statement, the National Professional Football Association (ANFP) detailed that the decision was adopted because the athlete presented in the last match with his club, the English Watford, a tear of the left biceps femoris confirmed by MRI performed this Monday. Sierralta’s dismissal joins those of forwards Eduardo Vargas and Bastián Yález, and that of left-back Eugenio Mora, announced last week.
The team led by the Uruguayan Martín Lasarte began training this Monday at the Juan Pinto Durán sports complex in Santiago de Chile, with the great news of the presence of forward Alexis Sánchez, who was absent from the three commitments played in September due to physical complications .
Another who arrived this morning at the international airport of the Chilean capital was the striker of Blackburn Rovers Benjamin Brereton, who was also not in the last triple date where Chile lost at home to Brazil, drew goalless in Ecuador and lost to Colombia. Brereton is going through one of the best moments of his career these days, becoming the top scorer in the Championship, the English second division, with six goals in his last three games.
Chile will play on October 7 against Peru at home and later will host Paraguay (October 10) and Venezuela (October 14) in Santiago. La Roja is currently in eighth position in the standings with seven points from nine games.