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C'mon Venezuela ... have you forgotten how to get 3 points at home ????? :scared:
What a loyal chap!QUITO, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Ecuador right back Ulises de la Cruz will miss Thursday's World Cup qualifier away to Venezuela after going back to his club, the Ecuadorean Football Federation (FEF) on Tuesday.
"De la Cruz has returned to England to join up with his team Aston Villa and will not play against Venezuela," the FEF said on its official website.
Villa are away to champions and leaders Arsenal in a Premier League match on Sunday.
On Monday, the FEF had confirmed that it had no suspension or injury problems following the previous night's 2-0 win over Chile in Quito. Media reports on Tuesday said Aston Villa had requested De la Cruz return.
Thursday's match in San Cristobal could be crucial, with only three points separating the two sides in the 10-nation South American group.
Ecuador are fourth with 13 points while Venezuela, who have faded after a bright start, are sixth with 10. The top four teams qualify directly for the 2006 World Cup in Germany and the fifth plays off against the Oceania region winners.
Neicer Reasco, who can play in either full back position, is likely to take De la Cruz's place.
I know man ... what a nightmare .. and to wake up the next day with that on your mind...worst yet .. But remember ... Its ONLY a game.....and National Pride HURT should never be an issue with the result of a STUPID game .... :thmbup:bernmilan1 said:Sorry moderators, but you must know how much it hurts to lose against the worst team in south america