Colo Colo formally requested the postponement of the semifinal against the Spanish Union and also the final of the Chile Cup, in case of classifying it, given that it will not be able to count on the players nominated for the Chilean team, a match that coincides with the triple date for the South American Qualifiers towards the Qatar 2022 World Cup. For this reason, Gustavo Quinteros will not be able to count on: Gabriel Costa, called to the Peruvian national team, and Iván Morales, nominated for La Roja.
However, the answer was negative. Situation that was quickly addressed by the president of Colo Colo, Edmundo Valladares. “On Monday we sent a letter requesting to postpone the semifinal match back against Unión Española and an eventual Copa Chile final. The answer was negative. We very much regret that response from the Chilean Football Federation, in charge of organizing this competition. Sports equity must always be safeguarded “, he expressed.
“We believe that it is a competition that needs the greatest possible enhancement not only for sporting honor, not only because it is a historic competition, but because it offers the possibility of playing a preliminary phase of a tournament like the Copa Libertadores. We do not share and deeply regret this decision as an institution “added.
To end by saying that “We will seek to exhaust instances in this regard considering that it is a competition organized by the Chilean Football Federation.”
It should be remembered that Colo Colo beat Unión Española 4-0 and has the first option to qualify for the final of the Chile Cup. Meeting scheduled for September 4 in Talca.