Eriq Zavaleta will not be in selection, Mario Jacobo will arrive

The central defender of Alianza, Mario Jacobo, has been called up by the national coach, Hugo Pérez, to replace the defender Eriq Zavaleta of Toronto And he will have to appear this Sunday at the facilities of the Villa Selecta, headquarters of the national team to be at the orders of the Creole coach.

The national coach confirmed the call of the Alliance defender by highlighting that “Mario was on the roster of 50 players who have signed up for these World Cup qualifiers.”
Regarding Zavaleta’s loss due to injury, the capital strategist assured that “I knew about it since the player told me about it, the truth is that we regret this but the truth is that we have a list where to draw on these circumstances.”
According to a FESFUT statement, the player suffered a concussion on the last match day played with his Major League Soccer club Toronto FC, for which he is subject to the league’s health protocol.

This next Wednesday he will have a neurological examination to determine if the player will be able to participate in the next octagonal matches.
For his part, the player Jacobo confessed: “The truth is, happy for the call of Professor Pérez, all this took me by surprise, I received the call this day and the truth, happy and excited to defend the shirt.”

“Chicho”, doubt
The captain of the El Salvador national team, Marvin Monterroza, spoke about the qualifying matches against Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico on the FIFA date after concluding his participation on date 12 of the Apertura 2021 where the albos won 0-3 to the Limeño.

The midfielder was consulted by his running mate Narciso Orellana and the possibility of him being available for the octagonal matches after Alianza reported that the containment suffered from a flu picture. Monterroza sees little chance that “Chicho” will arrive on time.

“I don’t believe the truth, ‘Chicho’ is fine, he has no symptoms or anything, but he’s positive and I don’t think he can be in those games,” said Monterroza.

“We want to do things well, the whole group is committed and eager and with the desire to take football from the national team forward,” he said.