World Cup in sight: the Condors celebrate their first try against Russia in time

The Chilean team took the lead in the final game to beat the Bears 29-30, in the first of two warm-up games before the clash against the United States, for the qualification process towards the planetary event which is will play in France, in 2023. On Friday, they will face each other again.

The Condors celebrated in time for their first try against Russia. In the first of two friendly preparations for what will be the duels against the United States, as part of the qualifiers for the 2023 World Cup in France, the Chilean team beat the Bears 29-30, after taking the lead in the last game of the match. They will meet again on Friday.

The national team, which is still excited to settle into the planetary event after leaving Canada on the road after winning 33-24 in Valparaíso, had to fight until the end to achieve what was a great return. Those led by Pablo Lemoine did not get off to a good start and left at the break losing 17-10.

But the Chileans had a remarkable reaction in the second half and stayed with the victory, in what was a game equalized as the minutes went by. Eight minutes from time they lost 29-20, but the Cóndores were far from giving up and, thanks to a penalty converted by Santiago Videla, they managed to come back. A boost of confidence for what will be the crucial matches against the Americans.

Thus, the nationals signed their first victory against the Russian team. Before, they only met in 2017, when Chile lost flawlessly 42-11, in a match valid for the Nations Cup which was held in Hong Kong and which featured five of the 28 players present. in Sochi this Saturday: Domingo Saavedra, José Ignacio Larenas, Tomás Dussaillant, Vittorio Lastra and Videla, the hero of the day.

The Condors, who are ranked 29th in the world rankings and 5th in the American rankings, will face Russia again this Friday, November 26, at the FGUP Yug-Sport stadium, starting at 3:00 p.m. in Chile.

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Source: Latercera

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