Philippe Coutinho was recalled Friday in the Brazilian selection after a year of absence, for the November qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup, against Colombia and Argentina. The 29-year-old playmaker had been sidelined for a long time with a serious knee injury, but has started playing regularly with BarÃ§a in recent years weeks. “He’s a creative midfielder, a great player, who is getting back to his best,” coach Tite told a press conference.
Vinicius Junior, author of a breathtaking start to the season with Real Madrid, was however not called, although he had participated in the last rally. Richarlison, whose start to the season with Everton was weighed down by physical glitches, is also absent from Tite’s roster. As for the October matches against Venezuela (3-1), Colombia (0-0) and Uruguay (4-1) Ligue 1 will have four representatives in the SeleÃ§ao, the Parisians Neymar and Marquinhos, the Lyonnais Lucas Paqueta, and the neo-Marseillais Gerson. Paqueta’s teammate at OL, Bruno Guimaraes was not selected.
Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool, ENG), Ederson (Manchester City, ENG), Gabriel Chapeco (Gremio) Defenders: Danilo (Juventus, ITA), Emerson Royal (Tottenham, ENG), Alex Sandro (Juventus, ITA), Renan Lodi (AtlÃ © tico Madrid, ESP), Eder Militao (Real Madrid, ESP), Lucas Verissimo (Benfica, POR), Marquinhos (PSG, FRA), Thiago Silva (Chelsea, ENG) Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid, ESP) , Fred (Manchester United, ENG), Fabinho (Liverpool, ENG), Gerson (Olympique de Marseille, FRA), Lucas Paqueta (Olympique Lyonnais, FRA), Philippe Coutinho (FC Barcelona, ESP) Forwards: Antony (Ajax, NED) , Roberto Firmino (Liverpool, ENG), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City, ENG), Matheus Cunha (AtlÃ © tico Madrid, ESP), Neymar (PSG, FRA), Raphinha (Leeds United, ENG).
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2022 World Cup: Coutinho back with Brazil for qualifying, Gerson and Paqueta also called