The dates 6 and 7 of the Qatar 2022 qualifiers in South America have been suspended after no consensus was reached on whether to play in Europe or without players active in the United Kingdom due to measures against the spread of the Coronavirus. What does this mean for the Peruvian team?
The moment for football players abroad
It is not usual for so many Peruvian footballers to experience such a wonderful moment. More than half of the Blanciroga Honorary players spend great time on their teams and some are considered the best in the league.
Luis Abram from Argentina, Miguel Araujo in the Netherlands, Luis Advincula in Spain, and even Miguel Trauco in France. They all play minutes of gameplay and do it to a good level. That is if we only talk about defense.
It goes without saying that Renato Tapia in Celta de Vigo and Pedro Aquino in America de Mexico are static personalities. In recent weeks, Christian Cueva has also gained weight in Saudi Arabia, where Andre Carrillo is one of the top players.
With the exception of Paulo Guerrero, Jefferson Farfan, Flores “Aurijas” and Pedro Galese, who do not have minutes to play for various reasons, the others are better than it has been in many years.
Fatigue from playing several consecutive dates
One of the suggested possibilities for the next few months is for triple dates to be played out. If one thing is clear, it is that the clubs do not want to abandon their players for too long, which means that they will have to play every three or four days for the national team to meet the tight schedule.
For a team that added only one point out of a possible 12 and is located at the bottom of the table, there is nothing more harmful than having its players face multiple flights between matches, because the fatigue will be greater and the physical performance will be reduced. ..
Uncertainty about what will happen
Besides the big challenge of playing a qualifying round and planning everything related to double dating, the Peruvian team had everything ready to play against Venezuela and Bolivia.
A pinch motion represents not knowing what will happen. Over the next few months, vaccines should help the world calm the epidemic that is suffering a little, but nothing guarantees that the games will develop naturally.
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