After spending the New Year’s Eve parties in Argentina with his family, the Peruvian team coach Ricardo Gareca arrived in the Peruvian capital last Monday night. Hours later, the Argentine coach went to the Videna facilities to start the first day of training for La Blanquirroja with a view to international friendlies against Panama and Jamaica, that will serve as preparation for the next double date of the Qatar 2022 Qualifiers.
During the early hours of the morning, under the orders of ‘Tigre’, the group of selected from the local environment and footballers from foreign clubs, who are training as guests, carried out work with the ball in a reduced space.
In total there were 15 calls for the local tournament by the Argentine coach: José Carvallo, Aldo Corzo and Álex Valera from Universitario; Ángelo Campos, Christian Ramos, Josepmir Ballón, Oslimg Mora and Jefferson Farfán from Alianza Lima; Jhilmar Lora, Gianfranco Chávez, Nilson Loyola, Jesús Castillo, Horacio Calcaterra and Christofer Gonzales from Sporting Cristal; together with Renzo Garcés from the César Vallejo University.
Along with them are also some footballers who are active abroad, such as Alexander Callens, Edison Flores, Yordy Reyna and Yoshimar Yotún.
Although Blanquirroja’s training began in the morning, news alarmed the fans, as RPP reported, Those summoned went through tests to rule out COVID-19, of which two footballers tested positive. They would belong to Sporting Cristal. So far, the Peruvian Football Federation has not issued any official statement.
Let’s remember that Peru will play its first game in 2022 this Sunday, January 16, against the Panama squad at the National Stadium. The match will be played at 4 pm (Peruvian time).