this Elche CF This season, a unique milestone in the centennial of the Elche club, he managed to bring four players from the first team to their national teams. johan mojica Y Helibelton Palacioswith Colombia; enzo roco, with Chile; and Argentina and Lucas Boyé wore their country’s shirts, which means pride on a personal level and an international projection for the franchise’s presence.
The Elche team has had numerous international players in its ranks throughout its history, including Spaniards and a World champion. Marcelo Trobbianiwhich was declared 1986 Mexico world champion with Argentina team led by Diego Armando Maradona. However, Elche had never before brought together four regular players in the same squad and in the same season as their senior team.
In Colombia, in addition to the left johan mojicawhich one did he return to coffee selection after a long time and regularly Qatar World Cup qualifying matches, right-back Helibelton Palacios also had the opportunity to return to his country’s team. The green-green football player played in the friendly match played. On 5 June between Colombian team and Saudi Arabia at Enrique Roca stadium (Nueva Condomina). His good season at Elche gave him the call and his return to the international arena.
For its part, the center Enzo Roco has been a regular for the Chilean national team for many years. and was a fixture in his country’s squad in the World Cup qualifying matches.
Last of Elche internationals becomes striker Lucas Boywho passed March 26 He had the opportunity to play his first game with Argentina, the current champion of America and one of the contenders for the world title. Venezuelan. Elche’s “9” is experiencing the best phase of his career at Elche. Despite the great rivalry in the attack of Albiceleste, Lionel Scallonigave him the option to play minutes in the final matches of the knockout phase.
None of them will go to the World Cup
Despite having four international players, it will be very difficult for any football player from Elche to take part in the World Cup in Qatar next December. Colombia and Chile failed to qualify South America regional qualifiers. Argentina will be in the World Cup, but a priori, Boyé will have a hard time among the chosen ones.