Santiago Arias, the right-back of Atletico Madrid and the Colombia national team, suffered a serious injury at the ankle level during the confrontation of his country against its guest Venezuela, which is currently combining them, at the “Metropolitano” stadium, in the first round of the qualifiers for the South American continent, qualifying For the 2022 World Cup.
Arias was injured, just 9 minutes after the start of the match, when he tried to get the ball in front of the Venezuelan player, to leave the stadium, carried on a stretcher.
The Olympic team is ahead, with two goals to none, 10 minutes before the end of the first half of the match, scored by Dovan Zapata and Louis Muriel.
The South American qualifiers, which qualify for the 2022 World Cup, were postponed for a full 7 months, due to the crisis that the world is suffering from, the outbreak of the new Corona virus.
Everton star James Rodriguez leads the Colombia attack, alongside the Italian team, Atalanta, Duvan Zapata and Luis Muriel.
Colombia started the match with a formation consisting of:
Defense: Arias, Mina, Sanchez, Mojica
Middle: Barrios, Lerma, Cuadrado
Attack: James Rodriguez, Zapata, Muriel
The competitions of the first round of the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup on the continent of South America conclude with the meeting of the Brazil national team with its guest Bolivia, at 2:30 on Saturday morning.
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