Betic internationals Claudio Bravo, Germán Pezzella, Andrés Guardado and Juan Miranda they participated this Tuesday in the matches with their respective teams, while Guido Rodríguez and the under 21 Rodri were left without playing, as happened to William Carvalho in the two previous games with Portugal, which has been doomed to the play-off for the Qatar World Cup due to the last minute draw against Serbia last Sunday.
Claudio Bravo played the full game this past morning with the Chilean team, which lost 0-2 at home to Ecuador -Arturo Vidal was sent off at 14 ‘, when the visitors were already winning 0-1 with a goal from Estupiñán- and returns to seriously complicate their qualification options for the World Cup in Qatar 22, which they had recovered after scoring three wins in previous matches.
In the absence of four days for the end of the CONMEBOL league, with Brazil (35 points) and Argentina (29) -with one game less both- already classified, Ecuador (23) has more than half a ticket in their possession, while The other two places will be played by Colombia (17), Peru (17), Chile (16), Uruguay (16), Bolivia (15) and Paraguay (13), with no options just for Venezuela (7).
Germán Pezzella played the second half of Argentina-Brazil (0-0) when entering the 53rd minute for the injured Cristian Romero, while Guido Rodríguez, who had started the previous game, saw this from the bench, as did Sevillista Gonzalo Montiel, while his teammate Marcos Acuña played it complete. Papu Gómez was out due to injury for this clash.
Andrés Guarded added one more internationality with the Mexican national team, with which he already accumulates 172, when playing the final minutes in the 2-0 defeat against Canada and sees his qualification for the World Cup compromised, since he is currently 3rd in the league of CONCACAF equaled 14 points with Panama and two less than Canada (16) and the United States (15) with whom it has lost in this double start. The first three of this league, which until a few weeks ago the Mexicans led and which still have six games to be played between the end of January / the beginning of February and the end of March, qualify directly for the World Cup, while the 4th will have to play a play-off against an African, Asian or Oceanian team.
Juan Miranda played the whole game with the U-21
Juan Miranda, for his part, played the full game that the Spanish under-21 team lost at home to Russia (1-0), which now equals points with the Spaniards in Group C of qualification for the Eurocup, in which only classification is guaranteed first. Spain already beat Russia 4-1 and maintains the lead in the absence of four rounds for the best goal-average. Rodri, who came to Luis de la Fuente’s call with minor annoyances, has not played a minute in this double commitment.
Manuel Pellegrini hopes to be able to count on all his internationals on Thursday to continue preparing for Sunday’s clash at Martínez Valero against Elche, for which Guido Rodríguez will be dismissed due to suspension, as he was sent off in the derby against Sevilla FC.