Third in the last FIFA ranking, Brazil is preparing the Copa América which will be held this summer on their soil. The Seleção, still led by Titus, has before them some friendlies to better understand this appointment, so important after the last World Cup in Russia (elimination in the quarterfinals against Belgium).
At the end of March, Auriverdes, 6 wins in 6 games since the World Cup (12 goals scored, none discounted), will play matches against Panama (March 23, Porto, Portugal) and Czech Republic (March 26, Prague). In the absence of Neymar, he played on the right foot with Paris SG and is still recovering, the Brazilian coach summoned 23 players, preserving the elements that evolved in the country. The big surprise is the presence of Vinicius Jr, who begins to put Real Madrid at his feet. A choice that the coach justified.
"Vinicius is scary"
"We are open to the affirmation of young talents, in teams as demanding as Real Madrid, I want to see this evolution and this affirmation myself … We do not want to put many expectations in it, I want to be pragmatic. in silence I think some players are able to burn the stages of maturity Putting the shirt of Brazil represents a certain weight His progress is impossible to question He has a profile that we lose, one against one, fast His changes "When he comes face to face with a defender, he retreats, Vinicius scares the rest, he still has to get it", he said. Other surprises include Felipe Anderson, Eder Militão and Everton.
"Everton can progress to the three positions of the attack, Felipe Anderson is a construction player, Eder Militão has 25 matches, I prefer this as a central defender, and as a right-back he will have difficult offenses. I close the door to the Copa America », he said, referring to the return of Dani Alves, who lost the World Cup because of a knee injury. "I want to have that close to me." He has played 13 of PSG's last 14 games, playing as a right midfielder, sometimes as a defensive midfielder, and we talk to him on the sidelines of a PSG match. he is using it on the right side.He is a very important leader, a very important behavior.No need to go back to his career, she talks about her alone »he concluded.
Goalkeeper: Allison (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Weverton (Palmeiras);
defenders: Dani (Man City), Eder Militão (Dani Alves (Paris SG), Filipe Luís (Atletico Madrid), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Marquinhos (Paris SG), Thiago Silva FC) Porto);
average: Lucas Paqueta (AC Milan), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Allan (Naples), Arthur (FC Barcelona), Fabinho (Liverpool), Felipe Anderson (West Ham), Philippe Coutinho (FC Barcelona);
foward: Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid), Everton (Gremio), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Richarlison (Everton) and Roberto Firmino (Liverpool).
This is a first call from # Brazilian Team in the year, for friendly against Panama and Czech Republic! #GigantesPorNatureza
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