Reinaldo Rueda will have two litmus samples on the upcoming FIFA November date. After almost a year at the Chilean national team, the coach will meet his first friendly matches at national courts with duels against Costa Rica and Honduras, to contest the next 16 and 20 in Rancagua and Temuco respectively.
For the same reason, the strategen, who has been questioned by the salary he has delivered, He hopes to leave a good picture before the demanding fans of Red and begins to delimit the team playing this Friday against Ticos, from 21:15 hours. In practice of this Wednesday, as was the other with complete equipment, DT made the first tests to find a first eleven and surprised with presence of Esteban Paredes as the starting point forwards.
The Colo Colo player, for the first time mentioned by Rueda for this double date, was like reference man of the attack and it would be the Colombian solution for the lack of goals that his strike has shown, where the only one he has converted is Nicolás Castillo in the last friendly match La Roja played, where they won 1-0 against Mexico at La Corregidora Stadium in Querétaro. Just that was the former UC who came to replace Paredes at a time of training and that is the first option for change that DT has in mind.
The inclusion of Esteban Paredes is one of the great surprises in the river that prepares DT, but I also highlightAlexis Sanchez in the middle of the field. In addition, technicians have to wait for the development of Jean Beausejour, accused of being the titular left back and now in doubt after suffering a contract in the adductors. His position, if he will not recover or Rueda does not want to risk it, will be used by Sebastian Vegas, who in practice on Monday was part of the group that could come in from the beginning.
With this, the formation of Chile against Costa Rica would be: Johnny Herrera; Mauricio Isla, Enzo Roco, Guillermo Maripán, Jean Beausejour (Sebastian Vegas); Gary Medel, Arturo Vidal, Alexis Sánchez; Angelo Sagal, Esteban Paredes and Junior Fernandes.