Borghi suspends five Chilean players
Chile coach Claudio Borghi says he has dropped five players from the squad to play World Cup qualifying matches against Uruguay and Paraguay after they arrived at the team hotel late and drunk following a night out.
Borghi says the five players involved were Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, Birmingham City winger Jean Beausejour, Atalanta defender Carlos Carmona, Palmeiras playmaker Jorge Valdivia and West Bromwich Albion defender Gonzalo Jara.
He says the players arrived 45 minutes after their curfew and ''in a state not adequate for the Chilean national team, for a professional player.''
Borghi says he is ''hurt'' by the players' behavior and will not consider them for the visit to Uruguay on Friday and home match against Paraguay four days later.