Colombia National Team: Santiago Arias leaves the call due to injury – International Football – Sports



Colombia National Team

Néstor Lorenzo and Colombia National Team.

Néstor Lorenzo and Colombia National Team.

The Colombian Football Federation reported it on Sunday night.

The Colombian National Team He continues his work preparing next Tuesday’s game against Ecuador, on date 4 of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

However, the team, which had already suffered the loss of Camilo Vargas due to his expulsion, suffers another absence for this match.

Arias, outside

Colombia National Team Training in Metropolitano

Training of the Colombian National Team.


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The coaching staff of the Colombia Senior National Team reported that player Santiago Arias of FC Cincinnati will not be able to continue in the squad due to a blow he suffered in the match against Uruguay and as a consequence prevents him from being physically fit.

“The medical department of the national team carried out the pertinent examinations and waited for the evolution of the player’s health status, confirming the injury suffered, a situation that was reported to the athlete’s club,” the statement said.

“Coach Néstor Lorenzo, his coaching staff and the group of players wish Santiago Arias a speedy recovery, hoping that in the next opportunity he can be part of the Colombian Senior National Team again,” he adds.

Arias was one of the players, along with James Rodriguezwho could not train normally on Saturday in Guarne, so the alarms were going off.

The rest of the team will continue this Monday morning with their training on Antioquia soil, before traveling to Quito for Tuesday’s game.


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