Wednesday, October 27

Despite doubts: Brazil summons Premier League players for the Playoffs

In the call from Brazil, Neymar, Casemiro, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos and Vinicius Jr.

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Brazil called this Friday to 25 footballersincluding Eight coming from clubs of the Premier League -Despite doubts about your possible appearance– for the triple round for the qualifying rounds of the Qatar World Cup 202October 2nd. La Canarinha will be measured at Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay.

The squad list released by the Brazilian coach, Adenor Leonardo Bachi “Tite”, includes a large part of those who disputed the September triple shift, in which Brazil beat Chile and Peru -the match with Argentina was suspended- among which there are already established headlines such as Neymar, Casemiro, Éverton Ribeiro, Gabigol, Lucas Paquetá, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos and Vinicius Jr.

But in the list the absence of some players who were regular Tite starters such as the midfielder was surprising. Bruno Guimaraes (Lyon / FRA), attackers Richarlison (Everton / ING), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool / ING) and winger Dani Alves (without club).

Among those summoned for the triple day, in which Brazil will visit Venezuela on October 7 already Colombia three days later, and you will receive Uruguay in Manaus on October 14th, eight players from English clubs stand out, such as the goalkeeper Alisson and the attacker Gabriel Jesus, despite the uncertainty about their presence.

Tite called up nine players from the Premier League for the triple day of September but none attended the concentration because the trip was vetoed by the English clubs, who alleged that, as they would have to serve 14 days of quarantine upon return, they would lose them for more than a month.

The coach was forced to replace them a few days before the games. But the technical commission of the Canarinha It has already had conversations with the clubs and is confident that it will be announced shortly a solution that will allow the presence of those players.

We have already had several meetings with the leaders of FIFA and the Premier League and with representatives of the British government and we trust that next week a positive solution will be announced for these cases, and that is why we call them. The solution is not confirmed but, from the conversations we had, we are confident that it will be announced shortly, “he said. Juninho Paulista, Brazil Select Coordinator.

Tite’s statements

At the press conference, in which he announced the summoned, Tite admitted that the news in the call they are more between the creative and the attackers, since the defense players are more consolidated. There are unquestionable headlines, like Alisson Becker, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Éder Militao and Casemiro.

“From the middle forward the situation is open. In defense, when I have to decide two starters between Thiago Silva, Marquinhos and Militao, it gives me a lot of headaches, ”said the coach.

On Richarlison’s absence, He admitted that it was due to the injury suffered by the attacker and that it will force him to be out for three or four weeks. “But we will feel its lack. He is a player who was doing very well and who had a great moment in the Olympic Games“, said.

As to Vinicius Junior, expressed his satisfaction for the good moment that the young Real Madrid attacker is living and for the opportunity to continue summoning him to win more space on your computer.

“The arrival of a young player to the national team has a great weight and a responsibility that weighs on his performance. So the more opportunities he has, the better for him. Vinicius is in a great moment of growth but we will not create an expectation very big about it. The games for the qualifying rounds allow us to call young people to integrate them already with a view to the world“, he claimed.

Tite stated that, contrary to the Russia World Cup 2018, when he did not have time to test many players or integrate the younger ones, for the Qatar 2022 yes it has been able to do it. “For the eight playoff games played so far we called 52 players and 37 had the opportunity to play. The current average age is 27 years old, ”he said.

The summoned list is as follows:

  • Goalkeepers: Álisson (Liverpool/ING), Éderson (Manchester City/ING) and Wéverton (Palmeiras).
  • Defenses: Alex Sandro (Juventus/ITA), Danilo (Juventus/ITA), Emerson Royal (Tottenham/ING), Guilherme Arana (Atlético Mineiro), Marquinhos (PSG/FRA), Thiago Silva (Chelsea/ING), Éder Militao (Real Madrid /ESP) and Lucas Veríssimo (Benfica/POR).
  • Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid/ESP), Fred (Manchester United/ING), Lucas Paquetá (Lyon/FRA), Éverton Ribeiro (Flemish), Fabinho (Liverpool/ING), Edenílson (International) and Gerson (Olympique de Marseille/FRA) .
  • Forwards: Antony (Ajax/HOL), Neymar (PSG/FRA), Gabriel Jesús (Manchester City/ING), Matheus Cunha (Hertha Berlín/ALE), Gabriel Barbosa “Gabigol” (Flemish) and Raphinha (Leeds/ING) and Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid/ESP).
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