Forwards Josef Martínez and Salomón RondThey were not called up by Vinotinto for the next three games of the South American qualifiers for Qatar 2022 against Brazil, Ecuador and Chile, reported this Friday the Venezuelan Football Federation (FVF).
Martinez, from Atlanta United, has “physical complaints”Therefore, the FVF and his club agreed that he should not attend the concentration and that he 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 should fulfill upon his return to the UK. Mikel Villanueva will not be present either, from CD Santa Clara, 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 is still recovering from an injury suffered in the last Vinotinto game against Paraguay.
Those who do not fail are the archer Wuilker Faríñez, 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 qualifying matches of the Qatar 2022 World Cup 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.