Brazil takes Neymar, Vini, Rodrygo, Raphinha and Mateus Cunha to friendlies
The Brazilian team will play its last friendlies before the World Cup in Qatar with a forward made up of players like Neymar, Vinícius Júnior, Rodrygo, Raphina and Mateus Cunha.
The great absences in the squad for the friendlies that Brazil will play against Tunisia and Ghana at the end of September in Paris are striker Gabriel Jesus and right-back Daniel Alves.
The Brazilian coach, Adenor Leonardo Bacchi “Tite”, sent a message to all players with options to be summoned and asked them to prepare at their “highest” level if they want to go to Qatar.
“It’s tough. Either the player is producing at his highest level or he’s out,” Tite settled at a press conference.
The absence of Daniel Alves, from the Mexican Pumas, is due to the fact that he does not have the necessary physical condition, due to the fact that he did not carry out “adequate preparation” upon his arrival at the club, and also due to gastroenteritis that “affected his performance”, according to explained the physical trainer of the national team, Fábio Mahseredjian.
The only right-back on the list is Danilo, but Tite clarified that he can use Éder Militão, from Real Madrid, who at the beginning of his career played in that position.
Brazil will play in Paris against Ghana on September 23 and against Tunisia on the 27th, in the last friendlies before the World Cup in Qatar.
– List of 26 summoned:
.Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool/ING), Ederson (Manchester City/ING) and Weverton (Palmeiras).
.Defenders: Danilo (Juventus/ITA), Alex Sandro (Juventus/ITA), Alex Telles (Sevilla/ESP), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Éder Militão (Real Madrid/ESP), Thiago Silva (Chelsea/ ING), Bremer (Juventus/ITA), Ibanez (Rome/ITA).
.Midfielders: Casemiro (Manchester United/ING), Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle/ING), Fabinho (Liverpool/ING), Fred (Manchester United/ING), Lucas Paquetá (West Ham/ING), Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo).
.Forwards: Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Vinicius Jr. (Real Madrid/ESP), Rodrygo (Real Madrid/ESP), Richarlison (Tottenham/ING), Raphinha (Barcelona/ESP), Matheus Cunha (Atlético de Madrid/ESP), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool/ING), Pedro (Flamengo) and Antony (Manchester United/ING).