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You can finally travel: Diego Alonso gave negative to COVID and heads to Uruguay to assume the ‘Celeste’

Negative and ready to face the four ‘finals’ that ‘Celeste’ has left in the Qatar 2022 Qualifiers. Uruguay national team, Diego Alonso, tested negative for covid-19 in the last PCR test that was carried out and will travel to his country after having had this disease in Europe.

This Thursday, the Uruguayan Football Association reported in a statement that the technical director will arrive in Montevideo on Saturday, January 1 and that three days later he will be officially presented.

On December 14, Alonso was appointed as the new coach of the Uruguayan team replacing Óscar Washington Tabárez, who was fired a month earlier.

The ‘Tornado’ was going to be presented on December 23, however, this had to be postponed after the coach tested positive for covid-19 and had to remain in Europe, where he had the disease.

AlonsoBorn in Montevideo in 1975, he began his career as a coach in 2011 directing the Bella Vista of his country, a team in which he had also started as a footballer.

Then he went through Peñarol, the Paraguayans Guaraní and Olimpia, the American Inter de Miami and the Mexican Pachuca and Monterrey. With these last two, the new Celeste coach won his only titles as a coach. EFE

Message of hope

The new strategist of the ‘charrúas’ addressed the fans and was convinced of achieving the World Cup qualification.

I am talking about going to the World Cup, because I am convinced that it will be so, without a doubt we will be there. Every applause, every breath, every song, we will multiply it, knowing that together we will be in Qatar 2022 ″ said DT.

What games are coming to Uruguay?

The Uruguay national team will visit Paraguay on January 27 and on February 1 they will receive Venezuela, for the penultimate double date of the Qatar 2022 Qualifiers. At this time, the ‘Charrúa’ team adds four consecutive defeats in the qualifying process and is ranked seventh box with 16 points, one from Peru, which occupies fifth place (playoff).

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