Local media reports claim that the Copa America’s leading soccer player was driving with his wife on a highway south of the Chilean capital on their way back from a casino. The footballer himself later told fans that nobody was seriously injured and “we are all well and calm. Thanks for worrying”.
We’re not that well acquainted with how soccer works, but as far as we know you don’t see things like that happening in Europe. In fact, some would say that the accident could affect the player’s development throughout the South American tournament.
This would come as bad news for the national team too. So far Vidal scored twice in Chile’s 3-3 draw against Mexico on Monday, and also scored in the team’s opening win against Ecuador last week. Judging by the official agenda, Vidal has less than two days to get things straight since Chile’s next game is scheduled for Friday against Bolivia.
Lamentablemente me vi involucrado en un accidente de tránsito. Por suerte estamos todos bien y tranquilos. Gracias x la preocupación!— Arturo Vidal (@kingarturo23) June 17, 2015