After it was confirmed that the sanction was prescribed for La Pulga in the Argentine National Team, the ANFP made arrangements to request that the same happen with the former Boca. Will the Chilean midfielder start in the Qualifiers?
Lionel Scaloni smiled in the last hours because it was confirmed that Lionel Messi will be able to play in the Argentine National Team the scheduled match against Ecuador – which now has the Argentine Gustavo Alfaro as coach, former coach of Arsenal, Huracán and Boca, among others – for the 8 October at the Bombonera, corresponding to the start of the Qualifiers. What prevented it? The sanction that The flea received for his expulsion against Chile during the Copa América in Brazil 2019, which he prescribed for having spent a year.
And now Trans-Andean people seek to do the same, but with Gary Medel, your captain and multi-functional player (defender or midfielder). After it was made public that Alejandro Domínguez gave Claudio Tapia the go-ahead for the case of 10 Rosario, the Chilean National Professional Soccer Association (ANFP) began to move through the former Boca. In fact, according to the newspaper La Tercera, President Pablo Milad assured that they had already requested “the same treatment as Messi” to the Conmebol.
In the event that the ANFP application is successful, the Pitbull may be present at the debut of The Red against Uruguay, in Montevideo, targeted for October 8. Then, on Tuesday the 13th, he will play the second day in Santiago against Colombia. Can they count on the footballer who currently works for Bologna in Italy?
Protected in the Article 78, subsection C, of the Conmebol regulations (the same that was used with Messi). Medel will also have to be enabled so that he can be part of the team led by Colombian Reinaldo Rueda. As long as he “Pitbull” Chilean recovers from the injury that currently affects him.
According to the official club statement “Red Blue” Italian, published this Tuesday, September 8, the defender presents a “First degree injury to the right semimembranosus: recovery time is two to three weeks”. According to these terms, he would be able to return to activity at the end of the month, so he would arrive with little competition but in good physical condition to be used by DT Rueda.