In Juan Pinto Durán the water does not stand still at all. After the disappointing draw against Paraguay at the Monumental Stadium, Eduardo Berizzo stopped coaching the Chilean national team. The poor performance at the helm of La Roja led to the Argentine resigning.
After five games played, the national team recorded five units and It is currently outside the direct qualification quotas for the next World Cup in 2026. which will take place in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Berizzo’s departure adds to the failures in the previous trials of Martín Lasarte and Reinaldo Rueda. Every team cannot compete and the ghosts of not being able to find a group of players that will make everyone forget the golden generation, has become a real headache.
Now when I think about what the complicated game against Ecuador will look like, Nicolás Córdova should take charge of a team that simply doesn’t raise its head. Córdova, trained in Colo Colo, records steps as a trainer under the command of Palestino, Santiago Wanderers, Universitario of Peru and Qatar’s Al-Rayyan.
The Chilean national team announces a new call-up
In the last duel against Paraguay, La Roja not only regretted the departure of their coach. With a view to the game in Quito, the national team will not have three players. Damian Pizarro He suffered a left acromioclavicular sprain. On your part, Gary Medel added a second yellow card and is out due to suspension. Finally, Victor Felipe Méndez was automatically excluded due to the red card he received against the Paraguayans.
Medel’s absence caused changes to La Roja’s payroll. With this in mind, Nicolás Córdova has moved the board and decided to call up a new player. Unión Española centre-back Jonathan Villagra is included in the squad for the game against Ecuador.
The young 22-year-old defender was one of the standout players for the Chile U23 team at the recent Pan American Games. His order and good positioning allowed him to become one of the national team’s best performing players.
In this way, Chile is preparing to face a rival that has been difficult for our national team in the past. La Roja have never won against Ecuador in South American qualifying. Given the current situation and the fact that only one point was scored against Paraguay, it would be very positive for the national team to be able to score points in the city of Quito.