Bolivia announced its squad for the friendly against the Mexico National Team in Chicago – La Opinion

Bolivia announced its squad for the friendly against the Mexico National Team in Chicago – La Opinion


The Bolivian National Team announced this Friday the list of 27 players with whom it will face next week’s friendly match against the Mexican National Team, which will be playing the first of the three preparatory duels for the Copa América United States 2024.

The Bolivian coach, the Brazilian Antonio Zago, made the list with the player base of the local tournament so this will not be the final group that will be participating in the contest that will be held between June 14 and July 14. He only called three players who are active outside of Bolivia.

Bolivia and Mexico They will meet next Friday at Soldier Field in Chicago in the first of three friendly matches that El Tri will be playing before the start of the Copa América. Jaime Lozano’s team has been working in Mexico City for several days.

Brazilian coach Antonio Zago directing a training session for the Bolivian national team in La Paz prior to a game in the South American qualifiers last November.
Brazilian coach Antonio Zago directing a training session for the Bolivian national team in La Paz prior to a game in the South American qualifiers last November.
Credit: Juan Karita | AP

The Bolivian team will have some new faces in the senior team for this match. According to the Bolivian Football Federation, nine of the 27 called by Zago are in his first call-up, of those six were in the South American U-23 Pre-Olympic that was played in Venezuela this year.

Led by one of the most senior players such as goalkeeper Carlos Lampe, this group will allow the Brazilian coach to see some pieces for the Copa América 2024. In fact, Zago himself confirmed that approximately half of the squad will come from this call. final list of 26 players.

The Bolivian National Team will be competing in the tournament within Group C along with the United States, Uruguay and Panama. Their first match will be against the host team they will face on June 23 in Texas. Four days later they will face La Celeste in New Jersey and will close against the Panamanians on July 1 in Orlando.

The Bolivian Football Federation (FBF) presented on its social networks Antonio Zago’s call for the friendly match against the Mexico National Team next Friday at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Another of the most experienced players in this call is the attacker of Colombian origin Jair Reinoso of Aurora of Bolivian soccer, who at 38 years old received a new opportunity from coach Antonio Zago.

Bolivia’s call to face Mexico

Goalkeepers: Carlos Lampe (Bolívar), David Akologo (Aurora) and Gustavo Almada (Vinto University).

Defenders: Jesús Sagredo (Bolívar), Jairo Quinteros (Bolívar), Sebastián Álvarez (Oriente Petrolero), César Romero (Blooming), Erwin Saavedra (Bolívar), Yomar Rocha (Bolívar), Denilson Durán (Blooming) and José Sagredo (Bolívar).

Midfielders: Leonel Justiniano (Bolívar), José Verdecio (Philadelphia, United States), Boris Céspedes (Yverdon, Switzerland), Moisés Villarroel (Guabirá), Carlos Sejas (Aurora), Gustavo Mendoza (San Antonio), Lucas Chavez (Bolívar), Ramiro Vaca (Bolívar), Miguel Terceros (Santos, Brazil), Miguel Villarroel (Bolívar), Juan Magallanes (Universitario de Vinto) and Mirko Tomianovic (Real Tomayapo).

Fronts: César Menacho (Blooming), Carmelo Algarañaz (Bolívar), Jair Reinoso (Aurora) and Gabriel Sotomayor (The Strongest).

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