Río de Janeiro.- Brasil convocó a los jóvenes atacantes Raphinha, Ántony y Matheus Cunha, así como a los veteranos Neymar, Philippe Coutinho y Gabriel Jesús, para los partidos con Argentina y Colombia de noviembre por las eliminatorias del Mundial de Catar 2022.
En la lista de convocados divulgada este viernes por el seleccionador brasileño, Adenor Leonardo Bachi «Tite», sorprendió el regreso de Coutinho (Barcelona), un titular habitual que estaba alejado de la Canarinha desde hacía varios meses por seguidas lesiones, y de Renan Lodi (Atlético de Madrid), ausente en la última convocatoria.
El seleccionador confirmó su intención de renovar el equipo y darle oportunidades a jugadores más jóvenes y volvió a llamar a Raphinha (Leeds/ING), Antony (Ajax/HOL) y Matheus Cunha (Atlético de Madrid/ESP), que tuvieron un gran desempeño en los últimos partidos de Brasil por las eliminatorias con Venezuela, Colombia y Uruguay.
Brasil, líder aislado de las eliminatorias sudamericanas tras 10 victorias y 1 empate en 11 partidos, con una ventaja de 6 puntos sobre su inmediato escolta (Argentina) y a pocos puntos de garantizar su clasificación a Catar 2022, recibirá a Colombia el 11 de noviembre en la ciudad de Sao Paulo.
Una victoria frente a Colombia garantizará la clasificación de Brasil al Mundial 2022 con seis jornadas de anticipación. EFE
Brazil will have Neymar, Coutinho and Raphinha against Colombia and Argentina
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. Qatar2022.
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 younger players opportunities 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 qualifiers 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 that he had to exclude due to the limitation of the number of summoned but that he is still in his sights.
The coach said that, by 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 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 starters. But we have Coutinho who is recovering his level. We are giving him a new opportunity and we have the expectation of that it recovers its level “, affirmed the selector.
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 qualifiers after 10 victories 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 Qatar2022, will host Colombia on November 11 at 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.