Claudio Borghi has named a twenty-four man squad for the upcoming World Cup Qualifier against Colombia, that is to be held in Santiago on September 11.
The squad sees the return of Gonzalo Jara and Jean Beausejour to the national setup after serving their ten match ban for being part of the “Christening 5” back in November 2011. They join Arturo Vidal, whose earlier apology earned him a recall whilst Carlos Carmona and Jorge Valdivia still remain on the outer.
Mauricio Pinilla also makes his return to the national setup whilst Eduardo Vargas, who could be making a move from Napoli to Genoa, was left out of the squad. The defence has an unfamiliar look about it with both Waldo Ponce, who hasn’t played this season for Universidad de Chile and Pablo Contreras, who has only just returned to Greek side Olympiakos whilst Osvaldo González is missing through injury.
A surprising omission from the midfield is Universidad de Chile’s Marcelo Díaz, who has been a key part of Chile’s recent resurgence in the qualifiers. Mauricio Isla also makes a long awaited return to the Chilean setup having recovered from injury.