The ‘Lapadulitas’ who were not called up to the Peru U-20 team

The ‘Lapadulitas’ who were not called up to the Peru U-20 team

The Lapadulitas who were not called up to the Peru

the Peruvian team will play against Brazil this Thursday, January 19th from 17:00 on the first matchday South American Sub-20 of Colombia 2023. The national team will try to make history and qualify for a World Cup of this category for the first time. However, several footballers with dual nationality were not considered to play this youth tournament in the Blanquirroja for various reasons. In this note we show you who they are and some details of their trajectories.

Alexander Robertson

The main character who is not part of the Peru’s U20 team for the South Americans Alexander Robertsonwho belongs Manchester City from England.

Alexander Robertson joined Manchester City in 2017. Photo: Composition/Manchester City

The 19-year-old midfielder has English and Australian citizenship but is of Peruvian origin. First, the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) announced that the midfielder intended to wear the two-tone and process his papers for call-up. However, over time, the young man lost contact with the FPF, so he could not be considered for this competition.

Ryan Chávez-Munoz

Ryan Chávez-Munoz He is an 18-year-old Peruvian-English footballer based in Southampton, England. He works as an attacking midfielder and has made regular rotations in this squad’s youth category.

Ryan Chávez-Muñoz plays for Southampton FC. Photo: Southampton FC

Like Robertson, the FPF stated that the ’10’ chose to play for them Peru U20 team. However, nothing more was known about his situation and he could not be called up for the test games before the South American game in Colombia.

David Mejia

In case of David Mejia It differs from the previous ones. The 19-year-old Peruvian-American midfielder, who is affiliated with Atlanta United, has been part of several microcycles of the Peru’s U20 team and played some friendlies.

In total, he played five preparatory games in a two-tone jersey. Eventually, manager Jaime Serna decided not to include him in the final list of those called up for the South American by Colombia 2023.

Quembol Guadalupe

Quembol Guadalupe He is an 18-year-old defender of Peruvian and American citizenship. Despite being considered by United States youth teams, Luis “Cuto” Guadalupe’s nephew chose to play for them Peruvian team.

Quembol Guadalupe was in the minor leagues for Orlando City in the MLS. Photo: Instagram

However, in a friendly he played with Bicolor, the defender sustained a serious knee injury that left him with no chance of being included in the 2023 South America U-20 squad. After completing his contract with Orlando City, the young man finds himself without a computer.