The coronavirus pandemic sensibly affects South American countries and football is alert in the face of the double date of Qualifiers on the way to the Qatar 2022 World Cup that will be played next week, as well as against the dispute of the America Cup which will start in mid-June. The different selected have already begun their work with a view to these commitments and this Friday the set of Colombia announced that detected two positive cases in his delegation.
According to the statement published on the social networks of the Cafetero cast in the last hours, the tests carried out at the footballer Alfredo Morelos and kinesiologist José Rendón had positive results, so they have already been isolated. Both are asymptomatic and in good health.
“The technical body of the Colombian Male Elderly Team reports that, following the biosafety protocols, the RT PCR tests were carried out and two positive cases for covid-19 were found, the player Alfredo Morelos and the kinesiologist José Rendón. After knowing the positive results, following the protocols, the respective isolation of the two people was carried out, who at the moment are asymptomatic ”, reported the Colombian Soccer Federation (FCF).
These infections are a stumbling block for the team he directs Reinaldo Rueda, which in the early morning of next Friday, June 4, will return to activity with the match against Peru, which will be held in Lima. Five days later, the Cafetero cast will receive the Argentina at the Roberto Meléndez Metropolitan Stadium in Barranquilla. Then, it will be the turn to start getting ready for the Copa América, which will be played from June 13 to July 10.
It has not yet transpired if the Colombian coaching staff will summon another last-minute footballer before Morelos’s withdrawal. It is necessary to remember that, in the absence of Juan Fernando Quintero, who was unable to leave China due to restrictions due to the pandemic, and James Rodriguez, whose medical studies showed that “he is not at the optimal level of competence”, Rueda decided to call Edwin cardona. The Boca midfielder will join the work on May 31, after Boca played the semifinals of the League Cup against Racing.