(EFE) – Bolivia, led by the Venezuelan coach César Farías, will seek this Thursday to enforce its locality and conquer another three points in the 3,650 meters of altitude of La Paz at the expense of a Paraguayan National Team that cannot leave more points to get into in the fight for the qualification to the World Cup in Qatar 2022.
Sunday’s victory against Peru 1-0, the second at home in the tie, has given La Verde the necessary oxygen to face the duel with more optimism against the Paraguayans who have lost 2-0 in their visit to Chile.
For this game, the Farías team will feel the losses of the defenders Luis Haquín and Adrián Jusino due to injury and accumulation of yellow cards, respectively, to which is added the expulsion by direct red of Henry Vaca.
This makes the Venezuelan strategist make some movements and use alternatives such as the Cameroonian-Bolivian Marc Enoumba and Jairo Quiteros in defense and the midfielder Ramiro Vaca, who scored the only goal against Peru, as chips for the start of the match.
What is unlikely, according to the coach, is the inclusion of midfielder Erwin Saavedra and defender Diego Bejarano despite their negatives in covid-19.
While in Paraguay, the focus of criticism has been the team’s coach Eduardo Berizzo for the 0-0 home draw against Argentina and the defeat on Chilean soil.
The Guaraní team will take the precaution of traveling first to the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz to travel to La Paz on the same day of the match, in order to minimize the effects of the altitude in the Hernando Siles stadium.
For the duel against Bolivia, Paraguay will suffer the loss of Valencia center-back Omar Alderete, sent off in the match against Chile, while defender Junior Alonso as well as midfielder Mathias Villasanti will return to the team.
Paraguay is sixth in the standings with 12 points, the same as Bolivia would reach in the event of a victory, which occupies the tenth box with 9 units.
BOLIVIA: Lampe; José Sagredo, Marc Enoumba, Jairo Quinteros, Roberto Fernández; Erwin Saavedra, Leonel Justiniano, Ramiro Vaca, Juan Carlos Arce; Rodrigo Ramallo and Marcelo Martins. Coach: César Farías.
PARAGUAY: Antony Silva; Santiago Arzamendia, Robert Rojas, Gustavo Gómez and Junior Alonso; Jorge Morel, Mathias Villasanti, Ángel Cardozo and Hernán Perez; Miguel Almirón and Ángel Romero. Coach: Eduardo Berizzo.
REFEREE: the Uruguayan Andrés Matone
VAR: Venezuelan Juan Soto.
STADIUM: Hernando Siles located at 3,650 meters of altitude in the Bolivian city of La Paz.
HOUR: 16:00 local time (20:00 GMT).