The match between Peru Y Chile it was cancelled. The Red team decided not to dispute the friendly scheduled for Tuesday, November 19, due to the social and political crisis that the southern country has been experiencing for four weeks. .
This Wednesday, the Chile national team Juan Pinto Duran trained at the complex, but after practice the consecrated Claudio Bravo, Arturo Vidal, Gary Medel and Charles Aranguiz, together with the rest of the summoned, held a technical talk with the coach, Reinaldo Rueda. There they let him know his position regarding the crisis in his country.
After the meeting of the selected Red, the National Association of Professional Football (ANFP) issued a statement that says:
"The players summoned to the Absolute Selection of Chile They have decided not to play the international friendly match against the selection of Peru, scheduled for next Tuesday, November 19, in Lima. The decision was adopted by the staff after a meeting held this morning at the Juan Pinto Duran Complex.
The national coach Reinaldo Rueda immediately released all players, who from this moment are available to their respective clubs. The Chilean Football Federation has already communicated the situation to its Peruvian counterpart. "
Charles Aranguiz, who plays for Bayer Leverkusen, was the first to rule in favor of canceling the friendly match. "The match between Peru and Chile should not be played because what is happening in the country is quite serious."