Brazil called up the young attackers with which they surprised in their last matches, such as Raphinha, Ántony and Matheus Cunha, as well as the veterans Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesús, for the matches with Argentina and Colombia in November for the World Cup qualifiers. Qatar 2022.
In the squad list released this Friday by the Brazilian coach, Adenor Leonardo Bachi “Tite”, the return of Coutinho (Barcelona), a regular starter who had been away from Canarinha for several months due to consecutive injuries, and Renan Lodi surprised (Atlético de Madrid), absent in the last call.
The coach confirmed his intention to renew the team and give opportunities to younger players and called again Raphinha (Leeds / ING), Antony (Ajax / HOL) and Matheus Cunha (Atlético de Madrid / ESP), who had a great performance in the last matches of Brazil for the qualifying rounds with Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay.
On the list, however, Vinicius (Real Madrid / Esp) was left out, but Tite clarified that he considers him an excellent player with great potential who had to be excluded due to the limitation of the number of summoned but who is still in his sights.
The coach said that, due to an agreement with the Brazilian clubs, which have been harmed in the last calls and have important matches in November, he refrained from calling players who act in Brazil, with the sole exception of goalkeeper Gabriel Chapecó (Gremio) , whom you want to try.
The agreement prevented two players who had been regular starters such as Éverton Ribeiro and Gabriel Barbosa “Gabigol”, both from Flamengo, from being included in the squad.
The loss of Éverton Ribeiro, however, ended up opening the quota for Philippe Coutinho.
“The impossibility of summoning Brazilian club players hurts us. I cannot call Éverton Ribeiro, who would be called up and would be among the headlines. But we have Coutinho who is recovering his level. We are giving him a new opportunity and we hope that he will regain his level, “said the coach.
Tite clarified that Coutinho, who had to undergo three surgeries this year for problems in the meniscus in his left knee and who returned to action on September 14, has already played 10 games and is showing to be in good condition.
Brazil, the isolated leader of the South American qualifying rounds after 10 wins and 1 draw in 11 games, with a 6-point advantage over their immediate escort (Argentina) and just a few points from guaranteeing their qualification to Qatar 2022, will host Colombia on November 11 in the city of Sao Paulo.
Later, La Canarinha will visit Argentina in the city of San Juan on November 16 in the second of their 2 commitments.
Tite considers both rivals to be among the best in South America and hopes that a good performance against Colombia in Brazil will allow the team to prepare adequately for the traditional South American classic, which gained greater expectations after the last game between Brazil and Argentina was suspended. by health prosecutors after only 6 minutes of dispute.
A victory against Colombia will guarantee Brazil’s qualification for the 2022 World Cup six days in advance.
– List of summoned for matches with Colombia and Argentina:
. Goalkeepers: Éderson (Manchester City / ING), Álisson (Liverpool / ING) and Gabriel Chapecó (Gremio).
. Zagueros: Thiago Silva (Chelsea / ING), Marquinhos (PSG / FRA), Éder Militao (Real Madrid / ESP) and Lucas Veríssimo (Benfica / POR).
. Side: Émerson Royal (Tottenham / ING), Danilo (Juventus / ITA), Alex Sandro (Juventus / ITA) and Renán Lodi (Atlético de Madrid / ESP).
. Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid / ESP), Fabinho (Liverpool / ING), Fred (Manchester United / ING), Gerson (Olympique de Marseille / FRA), Lucas Paquetá (Lyon / FRA) and Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona / ESP).
. Forwards: Neymar (PSG / FRA), Raphinha (Leeds / ING), Ántony (Ajax / HOL), Matheus Cunha (Atlético de Madrid / ESP), Gabriel Jesús (Manchester City / ING) and Roberto Firmino (Liverpool / ING). EFE (HN)