Peruvian Federation confirms two cases of Covid-19 in the delegation facing the Brazilian team

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Peruvian Federation confirms two cases of Covid-19 in the delegation facing the Brazilian team


The Peruvian team will have two absences for the confrontation against Brazil in Lima, this Tuesday, at 21h, for the second round of the Qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. by Alex Valera and Raúl Ruidíaz. The attackers are isolated in concentration and without contact with the other players.


Raúl Ruidiaz is one of those infected with coronavirus in the delegation of the Peruvian National Team (Photo: Christian Petersen / Getty)


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Raúl Ruidiaz is one of those infected with coronavirus in the delegation of the Peruvian National Team (Photo: Christian Petersen / Getty)


There was some fear of infection from other players. According to information from the Peruvian press, Aldair Rodríguez and Christian Ramos, who initially tested positive, counter-tested, tested negative and were listed by coach Ricardo Gareca.

In the statement, the Federation said the pair did not experience severe symptoms. According to the note, the protocol was followed correctly, which ensures the safety of the squad within the rules of FIFA and Conmebol.

Seattle Sounders striker Ruidíaz, who replaced Paolo Guerrero in his debut, has a positive record against Brazil. In the Copa América Centenario, in 2016, the player scored the goal of Peruvian victory by 1 to 0, which ended up costing the early elimination of the Selection in the group stage and the dismissal of Dunga. Tite was hired shortly thereafter.

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After debuting with a 2-2 draw against Paraguay in Asunción, Peru tries its first victory in the qualifiers. Brazil thrashed Bolivia 5-0, at the Neo Química Arena, in São Paulo. The last official confrontation between the teams was in the 2019 Copa America final. On that occasion, Brazil won 3-1 at Maracanã and won the title.

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