Sunday, January 22, 2017

Chile v Paraguay: Vidal missing for Copa champions

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 3 Sep 2015

5 Views

In their first match since winning the Copa America, Chile will be without Arturo Vidal in Saturday’s friendly against Paraguay.

The Bayern Munich star was released due to “personal reasons”, allowed to return to Germany and miss the friendly in Santiago de Chile.

Vidal has said he expects to be back with the Chile squad for October’s World Cup qualifiers.

The 28-year-old’s absence is a blow for coach Jorge Sampaoli, whose team celebrated Copa success in July.

Chile are unbeaten since a friendly in March, but they are likely to find it much tougher with Vidal.

Also missing is Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, Hoffenheim’s Eduardo Vargas and Bayer Leverkusen’s Charles Aranguiz.

Chile may be fortunate to still have Sampaoli, who was heavily linked with the Mexico post after leading his team to Copa America glory.

Despite the absences, they still have the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Matias Fernandez, Gary Medel and Mauricio Isla.

Paraguay have a strong record against Chile, winning 26 of the 59 matches between the nations with eight draws and 25 losses.

Ramon Diaz’s men were fourth at the Copa, losing the third-place play-off 2-0 to Peru.

Paraguay are coming off back-to-back losses, with their defeat against Peru preceded by a 6-1 loss to Argentina.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshock???cooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsad!?ideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

  • Football_888sport betting
Become a Writer
More More
Top