a Brazilian national team The match started on Sunday evening in the next two World Cup qualifiers, against Ecuador on Thursday, and Paraguay next Tuesday (1).
Served directly in Quito, to facilitate logistics and improve preparation time. The first team to arrive in the Ecuadorean capital were midfielder Everton Ribeiro and striker Gabigol, both from Flamengo, in addition to coach Tite and members of the national team’s technical committee.
The other athletes, all based in Europe, travel on a plane chartered by the Brazilian Football Confederation on Monday. The only exception is goalkeeper Waverton, of Palmeiras, who played on Sunday and also travels on Monday on a professional trip.
Coach Tite waves at the arrival of the Brazilian national team in Quito, Ecuador – Photo: Bruno Kasucci
The coaching staff of Canarinho’s team suffered from four absences Due to Covid-19 fencing in Ecuador. Physical coach Fabio Mahserjian, performance analyst Ronnie Thado, assistant Cesar Sampaio and coordinator Juninho Paulista have been diagnosed with the Corona virus.
Because of the losses, the Brazilian Football Confederation turned to the professionals who were champions with the Olympic team in Tokyo. Coach André Jardine was invited to be Tite’s assistant. In addition to him, analyst Dudu Bressan and physical trainer Marcos Seixas were called.
The Brazilian national team will have a little time to prepare for the match against Ecuador. Coach Tite will only run two pre-game training sessions, on Thursday and Friday.
For the duel in Quito, Tite will not be able to count on midfielder Fabinho and midfielder Lucas Paqueta, both suspended. It should be noted that the injured Neymar has not been called.
Already guaranteed the World Cup in Qatar, Brazil is undefeated in the qualifiers and leads the competition with 35 points.
The match against Ecuador takes place at 18:00 (Brasilia time) on Thursday, at Casa Blanca. The match against Paraguay will take place at 21:30 on Tuesday in Mineirao.
See the players called up for these matches:
- goalkeepersAlisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Everton (Palmeras).
- sides: Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Emerson Royal (Tottenham), Alex Sandro (Juventus) and Alex Telles (Man United);
- defenders: Eder Militao (Real Madrid), Gabriel Magalhaes (Arsenal), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain) and Thiago Silva (Chelsea);
- Midfielders: Bruno Guimaraes (Lyon), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fabinho (Liverpool), Fred (Manchester United), Gerson (Olympic Marseille), Everton Ribeiro (Flamingo), Lucas Paqueta (Lyon) and Philippe Coutinho (Aston Villa);
- attackers: Anthony (Ajax), Fini Junior (Real Madrid), Rodrygo (Real Madrid), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Matthews Cunha (Atletico Madrid), Ravenha (Leeds), Gabriel Barbosa (Flamingo).
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