Flamengo will return to the stadium next Thursday to participate for the first time in the Brazilian Cup against Coritiba, and the club has prepared logistics to be able to rely on five players called up for the Brazilian national team. Gabigol, Everton Ribeiro, Rodrigo Caillou, Gerson and Pedro arrive in the Paraná capital only on match day.
Gabigol in Brazil against Ecuador – Photo: Diego Vara/Reuters
Performance in the match will be according to the evaluation of the technical committee, so there will be very little recovery time. The number of minutes each works on Tuesday will be important data for the decision.
Only players called up for the Copa America will appear in the Brazilian national team on Friday, the eleventh.
The team has two confirmed cases of embezzlement. Arrascaeta, who is with Covid, and Isla. Chile faces Bolivia on Tuesday evening, and the full-back will not be able to appear in time to face Curitiba.
The main Brazilian squad, which includes Gabigol, Everton and Rodrigo Cayo, plays Paraguay on Tuesday, 9:30 pm, in Asuncion, and the delegation returns to Brazil shortly after the match. Also on Tuesday, at 2 pm (GMT), the Olympic team will compete in a friendly match with Serbia, at the Estadio Karadorde. Pedro and Gerson arrived in Brazil on Thursday morning and headed to Curitiba.
Players are being tested for COVID
Flamengo, through Supervisor Gabriel Skinner and Flamengo’s Director of Health and High Performance, Marcio Tanor, contacted the Brazilian Teams Technical Committee to assist with the Covid tests, which must be taken 72 hours before the match against Curitiba.