Ecuador will receive the Peruvian National Team in Quito seeking to add three valuable points that will keep them at the top of the table of positions of the Qualifying for Qatar 2022. Enner Valencia, Fenerbahce striker, was announced as a loss due to accumulation of yellow cards after the game against Brazil; However, he will not be the only player that Gustavo Alfaro will not be able to count on, after Carlos Gruezo positive for coronavirus.
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As reported by the Ecuadorian Football Federation, the Augsburg footballer was separated from the squad and is in quarantine. New tests will be carried out and he will be under observation by the medical body.
“The Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF) reports that the selected Carlos Gruezo has tested positive for Covid-19 in the PCR (nasopharyngeal swab) tests, carried out prior to the match with Peru for the eighth date of the South American Qualifiers Qatar 2022”, Explains the statement.
After testing positive, Gruezo had no contact with his teammates. He did not participate in training Monday morning. “At the moment, the player is isolated, in stable health conditions and receiving the medical care provided for these cases,” the text ends.
The eleven that Gareca rehearsed
The last weekend, Ricardo Gareca He played a practice match and what most attracted attention in his scheme was the presence of Gianluca Lapadula as the only striker. For now, the board would complete it with Gallese; Advíncula, Ramos, Abram and López in defense; Tapia, Yotún and Peña at the wheel; André Carrillo and Christian Cueva as wingers.
“They have told me that it will not be easy, that I must be careful with my breathing. I have no problem playing football at altitude or anywhere ”, Gianluca Lapadula mentioned last Sunday. Gareca’s team is ready.
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