De la Cruz will play his first match for Flamengo, but his title has not been confirmed
Flamengo played on Wednesday (17) in Manaus, and this Sunday (21) he will return to the field again, this time in the United States. Given the long journey, coach Tite intends to select a revised team compared to the initial eleven that started against Audax. One thing is certain: De la Cruz will make his debut against Philadelphia Union (USA), but it has not yet been decided whether he will be a starter or not.
See Flamengo's possible lineup:
Rossi, Varela (Wesley), David Luiz, Leo Pereira and Ayrton Lucas; Alain, Victor Hugo and de la Cruz (Arascaita); Luiz Araújo, Bruno Henrique (Cipolinia) and Gabigol.
Flamengo's technical committee determined that De La Cruz will play a few minutes in the match, but it could be from the beginning or during the match. The match will take place at 4 pm (Brasilia time), at Lange Stadium, in St. Petersburg, Florida. The “GE” portal provided information confirming the debut of the Uruguayan midfielder.
Opportunities are available to everyone
Tite intends to give as many players as possible chances in the two matches in the United States. After the confrontation with Philadelphia, Flamengo will face Orlando City (USA) on January 27, also in the United States. In other words, names like David Luiz, Allan and Victor Hugo, low-minute players in Mingau's recent encounters with the coach, will have chances.
The FLA column broadcasts the game
All Flamengo x Philadelphia Union vibes will be covered in full by Coluna do Fla, live, on YouTube. Narration will be by Rafa Pinedo, with comments by Tulio Rodriguez and reports by Leo José. In addition, the match will be shown on the subscription channel SporTV.
However, this will not be Flamengo's only match on Sunday (21). With a team made up mainly of youngsters, Rubro Negro faces Nova Iguaçu at the Almeidao Stadium in João Pessoa. The confrontation is valid for the second round of the Carioca Championship and will also have full coverage of the tournament Column Fla, on YouTube. On TV, the band is showing the match.
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