The debut of Juan Fernando Quintero with Junior must wait, not only because he will have to get ready physically, but also because the Antioquia player must meet two suspension dates that remained pending in Argentine soccer.
As will be remembered, Quintero was sent off on October 16 in the match that River Plate they lost 2-1 with Rosario Central, at the Monumental. In the middle of the game, the midfielder had a brush with the el referee Fernando Echenique, to whom the River players claimed an alleged penalty.
In the midst of the allegations and requests for Echenique to resort to VAR to review the play, the referee involuntarily unintentionally hit Quintero in the face. The Colombian immediately he went over to Echenique and pushed him. Quintero was separated, but after the referee looked for him to show him the red card, which caused another angry reaction from the footballer.
By this action, the AFA Disciplinary Committee, he imposed a suspension of three games to ‘Juanfer’, who only paid one, the one on the last date of the championship, against Racing.
By a FIFA regulation, the player who is transferred to another country and is left with pending sanctions You must comply with them wherever you play. In this case, Quintero left River and, therefore, he must pay the two dates he owes in Colombia.
In this way, Quintero would miss the first two games of the Junior League, cGolden Eagles vs Independiente Medellín, although it could be enabled for said matches -if the coach Arturo Reyes so decides- due to the presence of the player Jhon Vélez in the Colombian Sub-20 National Team in the South American that begins this Thursday in our country.
If Junior does not appeal to this resource, Quintero would only be available from the third date when Junior will visit Bucaramanga.