Brazil summons Vinicius Junior to replace Firmino

Brazil summons Vinicius Junior to replace Firmino

The Brazilian soccer coach, Adenor Leonardo Bachi “Tite”, summoned forward Vinicius Jr. (Real Madrid / ESP) this Friday for the matches against Colombia and Argentina for the Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, in the place of the injured Roberto Firmino (Liverpool / ING).

The call for the extreme youth, which is gaining more importance at Real Madrid every day, was announced in a statement by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), in which it was reported that Roberto Firmino had been absent after the muscle injury in the posterior region of the left leg that he suffered in his last game with Liverpool.

According to the CBF, the doctor for the Brazilian National Team, Rodrigo Lasmar, received information on Thursday from Liverpool’s medical department that Firmino’s injury prevents him from participating in training sessions and Canarinha matches in the coming weeks.

The substitution makes Vinicius Jr. one of the six forwards at Tite’s disposal for the games on November 11 in Sao Paulo, against Colombia, and on November 16 in San Juan, against Argentina.

The other attackers called up are Neymar (PSG / FRA), Raphinha (Leeds / ING), Ántony (Ajax / HOL), Matheus Cunha (Atlético de Madrid / ESP) and Gabriel Jesús (Manchester City / ING).

The absence of “Vini” in the squad list disclosed by Tite last week surprised because the winger has been gaining more prominence and minutes at Real Madrid every day, with goals and assists, and has become one of the main stars of the Spanish team.

The coach said at the time that the youth was still in his sights but that he had to exclude him because he could only call six forwards and the also youths Raphinha, Antony and Matheus Cunha had had outstanding performances in recent games with Brazil.

Brazil is the isolated leader of the South American Qualifiers after 10 wins and 1 draw in 11 games, with which it has 31 points out of 33 possible and a 6-point lead over its immediate guard (Argentina).

Canarinha only need a victory in the six games that remain to guarantee their place in Qatar 2022, so if they beat Colombia at home, they will have their ticket to the World Cup.

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