Brazil summoned this Friday to Neymar, Vinicius Júnior and Gabriel Jesús for the matches with Venezuela and Uruguay for the South American qualifiers of the Qatar 2022 World Cup in November.
The roster called up by Brazil coach Adenor Leonardo Bacchi ‘Tite’ also includes forwards Everton, Roberto Firmino and Richarlison, as well as attacking midfielders Philippe Coutinho and Everton Ribeiro.
Brazil, the leader with Argentina in the qualifying rounds by adding two victories, will host Venezuela on November 13 at the Morumbí stadium in Sao Paulo and four days later visit Uruguay in Montevideo.
The great novelty in the list of summoned for both parties, in addition to the call of Vinicius for the first time for an official party. In addition, the return to Canarinha of forward Gabriel Jesús, defender Éder Militao and midfielder Arthur.
All three are Tite’s trusted players and they played last year’s Copa América with Brazil, but, due to injury or being out of shape, they were left out of the squad for the first two matches of the national team for the qualifying rounds , in which Canarinha beat Bolivia 5-0 and Peru 2-4.
Another who returned to the list is goalkeeper Alisson, Tite’s starter at the position and who had been called up for the first two games in the playoffs but had to be called off at the last minute due to injury.
On the list, full-backs Gabriel Menino (Palmeiras), Alex Telles (Manchester United-ING) and Renan Lodi (Atlético de Madrid-ESP), who join Vinicius Júnior in the group of players with whom Tite begins to renew the Canarinha. Vinicius replaced the striker Rodrygo, his teammate at Real Madrid, who was another of the youth called to rejuvenate the team for the Qatar World Cup.
At the press conference in which he read his squad list, Tite stated that he decided to call the Real Madrid youth for his characteristics, for the maturity he reached and for his current good moment. “He is a player who gives openness and breadth to the left wing, with extraordinary physical virtues. If a normal car has five gears, he has seven. The young people we summon have reached maturity in their clubs and Vinicius is living his best moment in his club “, he claimed.
Players from the English League dominate the Brazilian team again, with 9 representatives among the 23 summoned, followed by those from the Spanish League, with 5, since, in addition to the aforementioned Vinicius Júnior, Renan Lodi, Éder Militao and Coutinho, the list includes the midfielder Casemiro (Real Madrid).
Next are the Brazilian club players (two from Flamengo and two from Palmeiras) and those from France (2), Italy (2) and Portugal (1). –
List of called:
Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool-GBR), Ederson (Mánchester City-GBR) and Weverton (Palmeiras).
Side: Danilo (Juventus-ITA), Gabriel Menino (Palmeiras), Alex Telles (Manchester United-GBR) and Renan Lodi (Atlético de Madrid-ESP).
Centrals: Thiago Silva (Chelsea-GBR), Éder Militao (Real Madrid-ESP), Marquinhos (PSG-FRA) and Rodrigo Caio (Flamengo).
Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid-ESP), Arthur (Juventus-ITA), Fabinho (Liverpool-GBR), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa-GBR), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona-ESP) and Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo).
Forwards: Gabriel Jesus (Mánchester City-GBR), Vinicius Júnior (Real Madrid-ESP), Neymar (PSG-FRA), Everton (Benfica-POR), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool-GBR) and Richarlison (Everton-GBR).