Nicolás Olea M.

November

The 32nd or penultimate date of the National Championship is disputed in the middle of the clash of the Chilean team against Paraguay in Asunción and Ecuador in Santiago, so the clubs will not be able to count on the players who are summoned by their representatives. Last weekend there were seven footballers unable to perform for their clubs.

Gabriel Costa from Colo Colo, Eduard Bello from Antofagasta, Joaquín Montecinos from Audax and Marcelino Núñez from Universidad Católica left their clubs to compete in the Qualifiers for Qatar 2022

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© Getty Images and Carlos Parra / ANFPGabriel Costa from Colo Colo, Eduard Bello from Antofagasta, Joaquín Montecinos from Audax and Marcelino Núñez from Universidad Católica left their clubs to compete in the Qualifiers for Qatar 2022

The squeeze of the calendar product of the complications derived from the pandemic will have a new condition for the National Championship in November, when the dates 13 and 14 of the South American qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

The fixture of the First Division tournament establishes that the 32nd date will be played fair in the middle of the two games scheduled for the Chilean team. La Roja will play on November 11 against Paraguay in Asunción and on November 16 against Ecuador in Santiago.

In this way, the Chilean soccer teams will have the players summoned to the national teams on the day of the championship scheduled for the weekend of November 12 and 13, which may be key in the final definitions.

This is because it is the penultimate day of the tournament and a difference greater than six points can define the champion (today Colo Colo has five points over his guards) and him or the descendants (Wanderers are seven points below the salvation line) .

At the present FIFA date, seven clubs have dispensed with their players in the National Championship. This is the case of Antofagasta (Eduard Bello), Cobresal (Brayan Hurtado), Colo Colo (Gabriel Costa), Universidad Católica (Marcelino Núñez), Joaquín Montecinos (Audax Italiano), Luis Jiménez (Palestino) and Gabriel Castellón (Huachipato).

But the list may grow next month if elements are added that have been part of the national teams in recent months and that Martín Lasarte could require again, given the need to face possible casualties due to injuries and suspensions.

The penultimate date of the championship is not yet scheduled, but it includes the matches Curicó Unido-Colo Colo, La Serena-U. Católica, Audax-Antofagasta, Palestino-Cobresal, Everton-U. La Calera, Huachipato-Wanderers, Ñublense-U. Española and U. de Chile-O’Higgins.

Why is this day not postponed? The calendar does not have free places, since the following week will be the elections of president, senators, deputies and regional councilors and the idea is to finish in the first week of December.

The following table shows that Universidad Católica and Colo Colo may be among the most affected teams, but in the same way the call could disturb Universidad de Chile, Unión La Calera, Palestino and Unión Española.

Summoned to the qualifying rounds by club

Club Players
U. Catolica

Valber Huerta, Fabián Orellana, Juan Leiva, Clemente Montes and Diego Valencia

Colo Colo

Brayan Cortés, Iván Morales, Marcos Bolados, Luciano Arriagada

U. de Chile Luis del Pino, Yonathan Andía and Pablo Aránguiz
Palestinian Bryan Carrasco
U. Espanola Bastián Yáñez
U. La Calera Erick Wiemberg
Everton Rodrigo Echeverria

Remember that you will be able to see the matches of the South American Qualifiers live and live on Redgol. You only need a device with fixed internet or wifi, in Chilean territory, to follow the road to Qatar 2022 with the best image and sound quality.

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