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Bolivian Side Fields Seven Players, Game Gets Abandoned In The 8th Minute

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Bolivian Side Fields Seven Players, Game Gets Abandoned In The 8th Minute

Incredible scenes in Bolivia saw Royal Pari FC play a game with SEVEN players before the fixture was abandoned after just eight minutes of action.

A COVID-19 outbreak meant Royal were unable to field a full starting XI for their game against the wonderfully named 'The Strongest' in the Bolivian top flight.

The club issued a statement requesting the game be postponed because of the situation but it was not accepted by the Bolivian Football Federation.

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As a result, Royal were forced to play seven youngsters at the Hernando Siles stadium. 8 minutes in and with four players less, they had already conceded three goals after Jair Reinoso. Jeyson Chura and Willie Barbosa struck.


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But then Royal player Kevin Rosas went down with an injury and hobbled off the pitch. With Royal now down to six, the referee Raúl Orosco was forced to abandon the match because they did not have have the minimum amount of players required.

Last month a similar situation happened in Colombia, where top-flight team Rionegro Aguilas saw their squad depleted Rionegro Aguilas saw their squad depleted by injuries and coronavirus case and were missing a total of 22 first-team players.

Their game against Boyaca Chico went ahead and they too had to play with seven men - lining in a 3-2-1 formation that had a reserve goalkeeper in defence.

They kept their opponents at bay until the 57th minute but ended up losing 3-0.

Topics: Football, Bolivia

Josh Lawless
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