Bielsa may replace Orellana with Edson Puch in Belgium match

It is likely that the Municipal Iquique player will be included in the line-up as Chile plays its last match of the Kirin Cup tomorrow.

28 de Mayo de 2009 | 15:51 | El Mercurio Online

SANTIAGO.- Following their 0-4 defeat in Osaka, the Chilean national soccer team is now preparing for its second match as part of the Kirin Cup against Belgium tomorrow.


Coach Marcelo Bielsa called a practice session today to prepare for the confrontation with the Belgians.


For the last friendly match before the team's World Cup upcoming qualifying events, "La Roja" could make a couple of changes compared to the line-up that was used against the Japanese. Edson Puch, who played during the second half of the match against Japan, as well as midfielder Manuel Iturra, could take to the field.


"I have not definitively decided on the team for tomorrow, but it is very likely that Manuel Iturra will play from the beginning as a contention midfielder, contrary to the formation used against Japan, and it is likely that Edson Puch will be put in at one end. The latter has not been decided yet, but it is a possibility", Bielsa stated according to Radio Cooperativa.


The rest of the line-up would be the same used to start yesterday's match, including Gary Medel, Jorge Valdivia and Esteban Paredes.

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