Sensitive losses in the Ecuadorian national team. This Saturday, November 14, it was confirmed that forward Enner Valencia, midfielder Alan Franco and defender Diego Palacios tested positive for coronavirus and will not play the match against Colombia, which will be for the fourth date of the Qatar 2022 Qualifiers.
The confirmation was given through the social networks of the Ecuadorian Football Federation. “The medical department informs that the Enner Valencia players, Alan Franco Y Diego Palacios have tested positive for COVID-19. The corresponding isolation has been arranged and they will leave the concentration, ”the sports association detailed in a statement.
This was also confirmed, minutes before, by Fenerbahce, the club in which Enner Valencia plays. “The COVID-19 test of our soccer player Valencia, who is in the national team, was positive,” said the Turkish entity about the 31-year-old striker, who would have presented, two days before, fever before the game against Bolivia and it was not considered by DT Gustavo Alfaro.
Ecuador’s next match in these Qatar 2022 Qualifiers will be this Tuesday, November 17, against Colombia, at the Rodrigo Paz Delgado Stadium in Quito. The meeting is scheduled for 4:00 pm (Peruvian time).
Until this third day, the Ecuadorian team is in third place in the qualifying tournament for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Ahead of this team are Brazil and Argentina. On the other shore, Colombia is ranked 7, with 4 points. It comes from being thrashed by Uruguay, so the match in Quito will not be an easy thing.
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