MENDOZA - Chile playmaker Matias Fernandez
is doubtful for their side's Copa America clash against Uruguay
on Friday, while his replacement Jorge Valdivia is also injured
and giving coach Claudio Borghi a slight selection headache.
"I can't confirm whether either Valdivia or Matias will
play," Borghi told reporters on Wednesday ahead of their Group C
clash. "If neither of the two can play we'll have to think
again, but we have a lot of options.
"Our game plan is going to be exactly the same, and the
choice of team will depend only on what the doctors tell me
between now and Friday."
Chile beat an under-strength Mexico 2-1 in their opening
match of the Copa, while Uruguay drew 1-1 with Peru, though
Borghi said he had a tremendous respect for their opponents on
"I've been watching Uruguayan football since I was a boy and
they always have something extra, even when things are going
badly for them, which is not the case at the moment.
"Just when you think Uruguayan football is dead, that's
exactly when it revives, so we're far from thinking this will be
an easy match.
"We're playing against one of the candidates to win the
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