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Sanchez to miss Chile's Copa America group stage due to injury

The Chile national team received a painful blow, after it was confirmed the absence of star Alexis Sanchez, striker for the Italian team, Inter Milan, from the group stage of the Copa America 2021, which will be hosted by Brazil starting from tomorrow, Sunday, and will continue until July 11, due to a muscle injury he suffered in the last training before traveling To brazil.

And the account of the Chilean Football Association confirmed that Sanchez suffered a muscle injury he sustained during yesterday’s training, and the time he needs to recover from this injury exceeds the first stage in the Copa America, and the player will remain for the recovery process with the team’s medical team.

The Inter Milan star will miss the La Roja national team in the four matches during the group stage against Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay.

Sanchez scored the equalizing goal of Chile during the match against his host Argentina, which ended 1-1, in the seventh round of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.

Chilean coach Martin Lasarte called up 28 players for the Copa America, led by Inter Milan duo Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal.

Chile will open its Copa America match against Argentina at eleven o'clock on Monday.