Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has pulled out of the Chile squad due to “personal reasons”. 

Chile play World Cup qualifying matches against Paraguay and Bolivia in the first week of September, but Bravo, who is captain of his national team, will not be present.

The 33-year-old has won 106 caps for La Roja and has helped them beat Argentina the past two Copa America tournaments, but following his move from Barcelona to Manchester City, he will sit out of the next two games.

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Cristopher Toselli is thereby likely to play in goal for Juan Antonio Pizzi, who began head coach after Jorge Sampaoli left Chile to become Sevilla manager this summer.

Bravo completed his £17 million transfer from Barcelona to City on August 25 and will become Pep Guardiola’s number one goalkeeper after the international break.

Willy Caballero has been playing in goal for City so far this season, but the Argentine and Joe Hart will be behind Bravo in the pecking order, with the Chilean better fitting Guardiola’s goalkeeping mould.


Culled from Squawka