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Francisco Sierralta misses Peru vs. Chile and the entire triple round of the Qualifiers

Loss in the set of Martín Lasarte just days after playing Peru vs. Chile, qualifying match for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. This Monday, through an official statement, the Football Federation announced that defender Francisco Sierralta was disaffected from the commitment on Thursday, October 7, and the rest of the day scheduled for this month.

“The Communications Management of the Chilean Soccer Federation, informs that the Medical Corps of The Chilean National Team released the player Francisco Sierralta from the squad for the qualifying matches in October, begins the statement disseminated through the official media of ‘La Roja’.

“The decision was adopted because the athlete presented in the last match of his institution, a tear of the left femoral biceps confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging performed this Monday, October 4, whose recovery time exceeds the present summons, closes on the reason that they left out the man who plays in Watford of the Premier League.

Last Saturday, Sierralta left the field during the development of the match between Leeds United and the ‘Hornets’ for the seventh day of the English championship. The Chilean defender felt annoyed when he protected the ball against the onslaught of an attacker from the box led by Marcelo Bielsa.

Immediately, the former Catholic University threw the ball out of the field and requested medical assistance to attend to his case. The 24-year-old left the field taking the back of his left leg. Only this Monday, the national team was able to confirm the bad news about the man who was in the last Copa América.

Francisco Sierralta play for Watford in the Premier League.  (Photo: Watford)

Lasarte’s other casualties

On the day that the ‘La Roja’ coach released the squad list, Eugenio Mena suffered an injury defending Racing Club in the Argentine league. Then, forwards Eduardo Vargas (Atlético Minero de Brasil) and Bastián Yañez (Unión Española de Chile) joined that list of fallen. Above, Arturo Vidal is suspended to face Peru in Lima.

Faced with last-minute absences, Lasarte called Ángelo Sagal and Joaquín Montecinos. The former, who defends Turkey’s Gaziantepspor, already has international experience with the Mapochino team. While the second, who acts in the Audax Italiano of the local league, will enjoy his first call.


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