A motivated under-23 team from Bolivia, led by Venezuelan César Farías, seeks to debut today with a victory in the soccer Pre-Olympic against Paraguay, which fell 1-0 with Uruguay and needs to win to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the phase final.
La Verdecita, who aspires to qualify for its first Olympic Games, arrived in Colombia for more than 10 days and there culminated its preparation with a friendly on January 12 in which it beat the coffee team 0-1 in Barranquilla with a goal. from midfielder Moisés Villarroel, from Jorge Wilstermann.
Three days earlier they faced Chile in the Colombian city of Cali and fell 2-1. The goal for Farías' team that day was scored by defender José María Carrasco, from Blooming.
The Bolivian team, concentrated in the city of Armenia, has worked these days its departure, the triangulations and the resumption thinking about the Albirroja.
For goalkeeper Rubén Cordano, who is the starter in Farías' eleven, "they have been very busy days, with little rest time, we are here for a week and anxious for the debut."
"We have gone from less to more, first we played with Chile, then against Colombia, we were able to win, hopefully we will be like this in the tournament," said the Blooming goalkeeper.
Meanwhile, Paraguay trained yesterday thinking of turning the page of the game lost with Uruguay, for which the footballers who played on Sunday did regenerative work and light jogging, while those who were not initialists did physical work and soccer in confined spaces.
The goalkeepers also trained with goalkeeper coach Roberto “Tito” Bonano, former player of Barcelona, Real Murcia and Deportivo Alavés. The team, which trains at the Complejo Fútbol Center in Armenia, will have all its players for this match, among which stand out Erick López and Hugo Fernández, who belong to the four-time Olympia team.