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Bolivia national team will already have two victims due to COVID-19 before coming to Ecuador |  football |  Sports

Bolivia national team will already have two victims due to COVID-19 before coming to Ecuador | football | Sports

La Verde on Saturday confirmed two positive cases of COVID-19 and has ruled out other infections for now.


The Bolivian delegation, which is preparing for the next triple date of the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup Qatar, confirmed today, Saturday, two positive cases of COVID-19 and ruled out other infections for the time being.

The Bolivian Football Association said in a press release that the two injured players, Erwin Saavedra and Diego Bejarano, “will remain isolated and under medical supervision.”

The note indicates that “the rest of the delegation members do not show symptoms or suspicion of infection.”

The day before, the Federal Football Association (FBF) reported that players and coaching staff had to self-isolate as a precaution after a soccer player tested positive for COVID-19.

The entire delegation underwent PCR tests that confirmed only the two mentioned cases, although the Bolivian Federation will keep the biosafety protocol active and will conduct new “medical and laboratory evaluations” in the coming days “to detect possible positive cases”.

Bolivia’s coach, Venezuelan Cesar Farias, called up 53 players for the triple date of the match that Green will visit Ecuador for the first time in Guayaquil on October 7.

Bolivian preparations began on Tuesday with 33 players, of whom 28 must travel this weekend to the eastern city of Santa Cruz to continue training there with the goal of starting against Ecuador.

The rest of the players will remain in La Paz and will continue to prepare until the return of the first group.

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Bolivia will start the trio with a visit to Ecuador on the eleventh day of the World Cup and will welcome Peru on October 10 at the Hernando Seles Stadium in La Paz on the fifth date, which was postponed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Green’s third opponent will be Paraguay, who will also face him in La Paz on October 14 in the 12th round.

Those led by Farías need to lift their heads after accumulating a draw and two defeats in the previous three-match history.

La Verde comes second-to-last in the standings with six units, two points behind bottom Venezuela and one less than the Chilean team in eighth place. (Dr)