Federico Valverde is called to be one of the figures of the Uruguay team in the World Cup in Qatar. The midfielder joined the ‘Celeste’ after brilliant performances in a Real Madrid jersey and, with that motivation, he hopes to show the best of his talent since the group stage of the competition.
In training, in addition to his commitment, Valverde shows off his class, like this Sunday, in which he did a mastery show with a tennis ball. The moment reminded the star Diego Maradona, who once put on a show with a small ball.
The clip of the ‘Fede’ Valverde exhibition was shared on the Twitter account of the Uruguayan team. “Life is life”was the legend of the publication, regarding the musical theme with which Maradona warmed up more than once during his time at Napoli in Italy.
Uruguay gets ready for debut
The Uruguayan team completed its second training session in Doha, at the Al Erssal facilities, still with Ronald Araujo on the sidelines of the group in an adjoining field and waiting for goalkeeper Sebastián Sosa, who traveled to his country due to the death last Thursday of his mother and that he is expected to rejoin his team’s concentration for the World Cup in the next few hours, in which he will debut this Thursday against South Korea.
The rest of the troops, as could be seen in the first fifteen minutes open to the press, exercised under the orders of the coaching staff, first with physical exercises directed by the coach, Óscar ‘Profe’ Ortega, including Edinson Cavani, who seems ready for the premiere in the tournament against South Korea, after the ankle discomfort suffered with Valencia. He has not played since last October 29.
Still on the mend Ronald Araujo, whose presence in the first game against South Korea is unlikely. The Barcelona defender exercised on the sidelines as part of his set-up for the avulsion operation of the adductor longus tendon of the right thigh, which he underwent on September 28, 53 days ago, when there are only four left to enter at stake, next Thursday at the Ciudad de la Educación stadium.