Peruvian Soccer Team Accidentally Leaves Player In Colombia

Peruvian soccer player Hernan Rengifo is livid with the management of Peru’s national team. He’s got a pretty good reason.

Following Peru’s 1-0 loss in Colombia, the team left Rengifo behind, only realizing that he was still in Medellin when they had arrived back in Lima.

Of all of the places in the world that you’d not want to be left behind, Colombia would be right near the top of the list, somewhere between Iraq and North Korea.

It seems that the team left their hotel early and neglected to mention this to Rengifo. Given how chaotic the travel schedules of sports teams can be, it’s a wonder that this doesn’t happen more often.

After the incident, Rengifo said, “”What happened with the team and the journey will remain on the consciences of the directors. They know their responsibilities.”

“The directors know what they did, they’re responsible for everyone in the team,” he continued. “Many things have happened in Peruvian football that it’s not surprising that unusual situations keep happening.”

Peru sits dead last in the South American World Cup qualifying group. If they keep ditching their players in other countries, they’re not going to climb out of the basement any time soon.