The start of the World Cup dream has turned into a nightmare for Juan Reynoso and its technical command, since the Peruvian team presents up to 10 sensitive casualties to face Paraguay and Brazil due to the start of the Playoffs 2026. The majority of footballers were dismissed due to muscular problems.
Before the national strategist presented his squad list, Gianluca Lapadula was already ruled out after undergoing surgery due to an operation on his right ankle, while Carlos Zambrano He had a seven centimeter muscle tear.
These names were joined by Christian Cueva, Bryan Reyna, Edison Flores, Alonso Yovera and Jhilmar Lora, who were considered on the list of players for the League 1 Betssonbut they were not going to be part of the final call due to their physical problems.
However, the list would continue to grow after the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) reported last Sunday the casualties of Anderson Santamaría and Pedro Aquino.
Before debuting at the Playoffs 2026 Against Paraguay, the red-and-white seems to have added another injured player with Alexander Callens after presenting complications to reach the capital on Monday.
According to Girona, the defender would present some small annoyances.
Despite the casualties, the coach Juan Reynoso will feature Paolo Guerrero, Pedro Gallese, Luis Advíncula, Miguel Trauco and Renato Tapia, who will be the team’s leaders against Paraguay.
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