Raúl Ruidíaz and Álex Valera, positive for coronavirus

The alarms go off in the delegation of the Peruvian team. The Peruvian Football Federation reported the positive for coronavirus of Raúl Ruidíaz and Álex Valera, after taking tests yesterday as part of the Conmebol protocol in the pre-match tomorrow Tuesday against Brazil. Both players meet without severe symptoms, according to the FPF statement.

Raúl Ruidíaz, Alex Valera, Aldair Rodríguez and Christian Ramos have not attended the training this afternoon at the National Stadium in Lima on suspicion of COVID-19, but finally the players of Seattle Sounders Y Deportivo Llacuabamba the only positives. The two affected are forwards, which will force Gareca to cope with Jefferson Farfán and Matías Succar as the only alternatives in that position. Ruidíaz and Valera have been in isolation since this morning to prevent more infections in the National Team. The rest of the concentrates will remain under observation.

Peru faces its second South American qualifying match against Brazil de Tite tomorrow at home. For the match, coach Ricardo Gareca did not confirm the casualties of Christian Cueva or Aldair Rodríguez. Both feel physical discomfort and they try to get ready to avoid being discarded for the meeting.

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