The Brazilian team’s squad list for the “triple line” in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers has gone through an emergency situation. Facing the predicament of athletes playing in the United Kingdom, coach Tite and coordinator Juninho Paulista announced, Friday, the call-up of nine players.
Among the new features are striker Hulk, who has not been named since the Dunga tournament before the national team, defender Miranda, goalkeeper Iverson and midfielder Edinilson, as well as others who were Olympic champions at the Tokyo Games, such as goalkeeper Santos and goalkeeper Iverson. Forward Malcolm. Brazil will meet Chile on the second day and Argentina on the fifth and ninth with Peru.
In addition, players classified as defensive midfielder Gerson and striker Vinicius Jr. have been called up to make up the team. The other new is midfielder Matthews Nunes, from Sporting, from Portugal.
Juninho Paulista said the uncertainty surrounding the status of those playing in the UK influenced the new team’s announcement. “Our preparations begin in three days. We will repeat it again: the qualifiers are already the World Cup for us. Therefore, we could not wait any longer, unless we were ready and prepared for this situation,” the leader said.
Take a look at the nine players Tite summoned on Friday:
Iverson – Atletico MG
Santos – Atletico, PR
Miranda – Sao Paulo
Edenilson – International
Gerson – Olympique Marseille
Matthews Nunes – Sporting
Chassis – Atlético-MG
Malcom – Zenit
Vinicius Junior – Real Madrid
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