Venezuela returns to the Qualifiers without its three best weapons and with other weight losses

Venezuela returns to the Qualifiers without its three best weapons and with other weight losses

Front Josef Martinez and Solomon Rondon they were not summoned by the Red wine for the next three games of the South American qualifiers for Qatar 2022 against Brazil, Ecuador and Chile, the Venezuelan Football Federation (FVF) reported this Friday.

Martinez, from Atlanta United, has “physical discomfort”, so the FVF and his club agreed not to attend the concentration and to work on his concentration, the federation detailed on its Twitter account.

On the other hand, Rondón, of the English Everton, will not go to play with his team to avoid the mandatory quarantine that he would have to comply with upon his return to the United Kingdom.

Mikel Villanueva, from CD Santa Clara, will not be present either, because “he remains physically upset and his club asked not to summon him in order to finish his recovery.”

The fourth casualty is that of Jefferson Savarino, from the Brazilian Atlético Mineiro, who continues to recover from an injury suffered in the last Vinotinto match against Paraguay.

Those who do not fail are the goalkeeper Wuilker Faríñez, the captain Tomás Rincón and the great star, Yeferson Soteldo.

The Venezuelan team will be directed again and on an interim basis by Leonardo González, who took the reins after the resignation of Portuguese coach José Peseiro after more than a year without receiving his salary.

González was initially appointed to face the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying matches against Argentina, Peru and Paraguay in September.

Venezuela lost the three games that González led (1-3 against Argentina; 1-0 against Peru and 2-1 against Paraguay), which is now the bottom line in the South American qualifiers for Qatar 2022.

This is the complete list of pre-summons:

Goalkeepers: Wuilker Faríñez (RC Lens-FRA), Joel Graterol (América de Cali-COL) and Luis Romero (Portuguese).

Defenses: Roberto Rosales (AEK Larnaka-CHIP), Ronald Hernández (Atlanta United FC-USA), Pablo Bonilla (Portland Timbers-USA), Jhon Chancellor (Brescia Calcio-ITA), Adrián Martínez (Deportivo La Guaira), Nahuel Ferraresi (GD Estoril Praia-POR), Josua Mejías (CD Leganés-ESP), Christian Makoun (Inter Miami CF-USA), Óscar González (Monagas SC) and Daniel Carrillo (Kuopion Palloseura-FIN).

Frills: Tomás Rincón (Torino FC-POR), Junior Moreno (DC United-USA), Bernaldo Manzano (Deportivo Lara), Edson Castillo (Caracas FC), Cristian Cásseres Jr (New York Red Bulls-USA), José Martínez (Philadelphia Union -USA), Eduard Bello (Club de Deportes Antofagasta-CHI), Yegerson Soteldo (Toronto FC-CAN), Adalberto Peñaranda (UD Las Palmas-ESP) and Darwin Machís (Granada CF-ESP).

Forwards: Jan Hurtado (Red Bull Bragantino-BRA), Sergio Córdova (FC Augsburgo-ALE), Brayan Hurtado (Brayan Hurtado-CHI), Eric Ramírez (FC Dinamo de Kiev-UCR) and Fernando Aristeguieta (Club Puebla-MEX).

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