Central defender Jhon Chancellor, midfielder Júnior Moreno and midfielder Yeferson Soteldo will be casualties against Chile on the twelfth date of the South American qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, according to the Venezuelan soccer team.
La Vinotinto pointed out, on his Twitter account, that Chancellor withdrew from the concentration for "personal issues" with his club, Brescia Calcio, so his return to Italy was agreed.
Regarding Moreno, they indicated that he will be out due to the accumulation of yellow cards, while Soteldo, who also did not play against Ecuador on Sunday, will travel to Toronto to complete his recovery due to "physical discomfort" that was not detailed.
The interim coach of Venezuela, Leonardo González, successor on the bench of Portuguese José Peseiro, who resigned after spending more than a year without receiving salary, said on Sunday, in a virtual press conference, to be "calm" before the meeting with Chile Thursday because "the boys have understood and work is being done."
"There is a date left and we know that it will be more complicated than the previous ones, against a rival in need, but we will continue working," he added.
Also, González assured that Eduard Bello, from Deportes Antofagasta de Chile, became the figure of the match with goal and assistance on Sunday.
«We had been following him for a long time. He had important minutes in previous commitments and today, thank God, he scored a goal. He is a young guy who has to keep working, doing things well, "said the technician.
Venezuela remains in last place in the table of qualifications for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, with seven points.