At least 66 South American footballers may miss the trio qualification date between September 2nd and 9th en route to Qatar 2022.
France Press agency
With the exception of Messi and Neymar, other personalities such as Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani, Lautaro Martinez, Vidal and Casemiro have fallen into a fierce struggle due to the refusal of the English, Spanish and Italian leagues to abandon South America. Players for Triple History.
At least 66 players from South America could miss the qualification date of the trio on their way to Qatar 2022 between September 2 and 9 if those tournaments do not reveal the radical decision, according to an AFP tally based on the team’s lists issued by the relevant federations.
So far these European federations have not given up their arms despite the fact that FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, called for “solidarity” considering that the transfer of players to the next international windows “is an important and urgent matter of capital”.
The clubs consider that they cannot count on the players for several days because when they return from the trio of South American history they will have to comply with the isolation measures due to the epidemic that rules those countries.
They treat yes or no?
Days before they set out for South America, footballers remain in limbo while the region’s federations and CONMEBOL remain silent while awaiting a solution to the conflict between European clubs and FIFA.
We do not have an official position at the moment. We are closely monitoring the situation with the responsible authorities, pending resolution of the issue. (…) We are working with different scenarios for the final decisions,” a source from the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) told AFP.
Tite called up nine other players on Friday, including striker Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid), for the triple history of the South American Championship in the face of uncertainty due to the rejection of the English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese leagues who joined this. Friday, to waive those commitments to South American players.
The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) will not cancel any players for the September matches. However, due to the uncertainty about the introduction of players, especially from the UK and in the absence of an effective definition, we have chosen to invite more athletes to the original roster”, announced at a press conference next to Tite “seleçao” coordinator, Juninho Paulista.
The team most affected in number is Argentina with 21 players who will be excluded from the triple round, including the classic team with Brazil, on September 5 in Sao Paulo, by the date 6, which was suspended last March due to the spread of the epidemic. in the region.
Messi and Neymar are safe
Although his superstar Lionel Messi, Paris Saint-Germain’s new personality, will be able to meet his fans for the first time since Argentina won the Copa America last July after 28 years, his fellow champions will have to watch the confrontation with Bolivia on September 9 at the Monumental. Stadium.
Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa) and defender Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur), both of whom performed superbly in Brazil 2021, as well as forwards Lautaro Martinez (Inter) and Paulo Dybala (Juventus), who returned to Albiceleste after a long absence. Some affected by the conflict.
Brazil, comfortable leaders in the confrontation with six matches won in the same number of matches, will have to resign stars such as Casemiro (Real Madrid), goalkeeper Alisson (Liverpool), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) and Richarlison (Everton), among the 14 players from Those countries called up by Tite, despite the presence of Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain).
blow to the chin
Uruguay will receive a severe blow to the chin if the measure is carried out because the deadly attacking duo, made up of Suarez (Atletico Madrid) and Cavani (Manchester United) and two emerging players, the midfield Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus) and Federico, Valverde (Real Madrid).
La Celeste, who is last in the Qatar 2022 qualifying zone with 8 points, has 14 players in the chapel, but the chances of being substituted are lower than Brazil and Argentina.
Colombia can be relieved that there are five footballers in a low position at the end, but in reality it is a great five, it is difficult to replace: goalkeeper David Ospina (Napoli), defenders Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham) and Yerry Mina (Everton) too. Like midfielder Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Juventus) and striker Luis Fernando Morel (Atalanta).
Something similar is happening for Chile, starting with its mantra, Arturo Vidal (Inter) and captain Claudio Bravo (Betis), in a roster of eight players who play for clubs in those three European countries. (Dr)
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