Banned trio return to Chile squad for friendly

August 16, 2008

SANTIAGO, August 16 (National Team) - Jorge Valdivia, Pablo Contreras and Rodrigo Tello have been recalled to the Chile squad for Wednesday's friendly international against Turkey.

The trio have been included by coach Marcelo Bielsa after an absence of a year due to a ban imposed following an incident at a hotel during the Copa America.

The Roja's clash with the Turks in Istanbul will serve as a warm-up for the resumption of the World Cup qualifiers, where they face Brazil (September 7) and Colombia (September 10).

Chile lie joint third alongside Colombia in the South American Qualifying Zone on 10 points after six rounds.

Chile squad: Claudio Bravo (Real Sociedad), Miguel Pinto (Universidad Chile); Waldo Ponce (Velez Sarsfield), Gonzalo Jara (Colo Colo), Ismael Fuentes (Jaguares), Pablo Contreras (PAOK), Arturo Vidal (Bayer Leverkusen); Claudio Maldonado (Fenerbahce), Carlos Carmona (Reggina), Marco Estrada (Universidad Chile), Rodrigo Tello (Besiktas), Roberto Cereceda, Gonzalo Fierro (both Colo Colo), Matias Fernandez (Villarreal), Jorge Valdivia (Palmeiras); Alexis Sanchez (Udinese), Mark Gonzalez (Real Betis), Jean Beausejour (O'Higgins), Humberto Suazo (Monterrey), Matias Celis (Universidad Chile).