Chile coach Claudio Borghi confirms Arturo Vidal, Jorge Valdivia & other players were under influence of alcohol

The trainer's official report to the ANFP stated that the five individuals showed clear signs of alcohol ingestion, and that a previous request to extend curfew had been denied
Chile coach Claudio Borghi has filed his official report on the incident which saw five players sent home from the team's training camp, in which he maintains that Jorge Valdivia, Arturo Vidal and the other individuals involved were under the influence of alcohol when they returned to the Roja hotel.

Valdivia, Vidal, Gonzalo Jara, Jean Beausejour and Carlos Carmona were all expelled from Borghi's squad following their late arrival to the camp in the days leading up to the World Cup qualifier against Uruguay. The players had attended the baptism of Valdivia's child, although they reacted angrily at claims they had been drinking and had returned in an "inadequate state", as the coach previously stated.

'El Bichi', however, released his official statement via the ANFP on Friday, where he confirmed his reasons for sending the first-teamers home.

"The players turned up at the hotel at approximately 22:45, which was at least 45 minutes late and thus failing to comply with the pre-established curfew," the statement begins.

"On the afternoon of November 8, Jorge Valdivia sent a text message to the fitness trainer of the Seleccion, Sr. Hernan Torres, asking permission to arrive at Juan Pinto Duran [the team base] at 23:00. This was expressly rejected by the same means of communication.

"Arriving at the players' bedrooms I could see, using my own senses, that the individuals in question were not in a fit state for players of the Chilean national team, as they showed clear signs of having ingested alcohol. This was corroborated by fitness trainer Hernan Torres."

Without the expelled players Chile went down to a heavy 4-0 defeat away to Uruguay, before beating Paraguay 2-0 in Santiago.