Sunday, August 1

Rugged debut: Venezuela will face Brazil with 13 positive cases for COVID-19 and other injuries

If the simple fact of facing Brazil It is complicated for any of the South American teams, having to do it with 13 casualties due to Covid-19 takes the game to the lands of miracle. Venezuela traveled to Brasilia this Thursday and in the tests prior to the duel Conmebol corroborated the outbreak of infections, prior to the premiere in America Cup this Sunday.

The difficulties for the realization of the Copa Am茅rica Brazil 2021 has had its high peaks in the Vinotinto are witnesses of the adverse moment. Among the players and the coaching staff, 13 are infected with the virus and all are asymptomatic, reported the Brasilia Ministry of Health. Later confirmed by Conmebol itself.

All remain isolated in their individual rooms in the concentration hotel of the Venezuelan National Team in the capital of Brazil. Brazilian health authorities and Conmebol’s medical team are constantly monitoring those affected.

鈥淭oday we did not train, we were isolated waiting for the tests. Tomorrow (Sunday) we will play with 11 who have not had time to train or play together. There are 7 who are not in the game against Uruguay, “said Jos茅 Peseiro, coach of Venezuela.

And he gave the full part of the players who are indisposed: “We have 11 players with Covid-19, 8 who are here in Brazil and 3 who did not travel,” also added that Yeferson Soteldo, Jhon Murillo and Yangel Herrera continue to recover from their injuries and they will not play against the ‘Canarinha’.

Before this, it had been confirmed that three of the regulars in the starting team were not going to travel due to injury: Yordan Osorio, Darwin Mach铆s and Salom贸n Rond贸n.

The positives for COVID-19 from Venezuela

In Venezuela, three players had stayed for testing positive prior to the trip to Brazil on Thursday afternoon. They were Wilker 脕ngel, Tom谩s Rinc贸n and Rolf Feltscher. The three remain in the concentration hotel until they can be free of the virus.

According to the Venezuelan press, seven of the cases that were positive in Brazil are: R贸mulo Otero, Roberto Rosales, Jhon Chancellor, Mikel Villanueva, Rafael Romo, Jhonder C谩diz and Josef Mart铆nez.

To rebuild the team, the Venezuelan Football Federation summoned 15 new players who traveled to Brazil this Saturday at 2:40 PM (Eastern). 13 belong to the local tournament and three are players who play in international teams.

Eric Ram铆rez (Dunajska Streda, Slovakia), Jan Hurtado (RB Bragantino, Brazil) and Daniel P茅rez (Bruges, Belgium) are those who belong to foreign teams.

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