The Red starts its way to the Copa America amid rumors of threat of boycott of 10 players if Rueda summoned the goalkeeper
The Chilean national team, with 17 of the 23 players summoned and in an atmosphere rarefied by controversy, began this Thursday to train for the next Copa América of Brazil, in which they will defend the title.
The walls of the Juan Pinto Durán complex , the headquarters of Chile’s national teams, awoke with graffiti against the Colombian Reinaldo Rueda, coach of La Roja, for not having summoned some historic players of the national team such as goalkeeper Claudio Bravo , captain of the team for ten years, and midfielder Marcelo Díaz .
‘Colombian kill idols’ and ‘Outside Rueda ‘, said some of the graffiti, which lasted a short time because the workers of the premises proceeded with alacrity to cover them with paint.
The incident coincided with the spread in a local newspaper of a news according to which several players of the selection pressured the Colombian coach not to call Bravo , and also published that up to ten players were willing to give up playing with the national team if I did it.
The threat, according to the newspaper El Mercurio, has its origin in a controversy that has dragged on since last year between the captain and Arturo Vidal , in which both relatives of both intervened with accusations of a personal nature that until now have not been resolved.