a Call TETE Technician For the next three games of playoffsAgainst Chile, Argentina and Peru, he confirmed the trend of renewal in the Brazilian national team that has been observed since the World Cup in Russia.
Half of the players were called up for the Seleção after the loss to Belgium, in the 2018 World Cup semi-finals, and they were not called up until then.
Since the fall of the Cup quarter-finals, coach Tite has called up 74 players. Among those, 37 were newbies. The last one to get a chance was the midfielder Claudinho, from Zenit, from Russia, and Ravenha, forward from Leeds United, England, the news on the roster released last Friday. defender Lucas Verissimo He had already been summoned once, but ended up with an injury.
Tite has called up 74 different players since the World Cup in Russia – Photo: Lucas Figueiredo/CBF
Check out the full list, sorted by position, of players called up by Tite for the first time since the Russian Cup:
- goalkeepers: Hugo Sousa, Felipe, Gabriel Brazao, Ivan, Santos and Daniel Fozzato;
- Aspects: Emerson Royal, Marcinho, Gabriel Menino, Renan Lodi, Alex Telles and Guilherme Arana;
- Defenders: Edir Militao, Pablo, Samir, Diego Carlos, Lucas Verissimo and Leo Ortiz;
- Midfielders: Alain, Douglas Luiz, Matthews Henrique, Andreas Pereira, Bruno Guimarães, Lucas Paqueta and Claudinho;
- Attackers: Richarlison, Everton Cipollinha, David Neres, Vini Jr., Rodrygo, Bruno Henrique, Pedro, Wesley, Malcom, Matthews Cunha, Thiago Gallardo and Ravenha.
A little over a year before the World Cup in Qatar, coach Tite has already solidified some of the team’s pillars, but is leaving the team’s door open for newcomers:
We have a ready base that was set up in Copa America and they had some goals. One was the title he didn’t win, but he diversified the offensive duo and has different midfield combinations. The creative construction process in the Copa America fluctuated at times, also precisely because of the modifications – he commented at a press conference.
Last Friday, Tite called up six players who were in the Olympic gold campaign in Tokyo: Daniel Alves, Guilherme Arana, Bruno Guimarães, Claudinho, Richarlison, Matthews Cunha. In 2016, after the Rio Olympics, he behaved similarly, calling seven medalists: Weverton, Marquinhos, Rodrigo Caio, Renato Augusto, Neymar, Gabigol, Gabriel Jesus.
During five years of work in the national team, Tite has already called up 108 players. The athlete most often called by the coach is defender Marquinhos, from Paris Saint-Germain, who is on 21 calls.
Brazil leads the qualifiers with a 100% success rate: six wins in six matches. The next match will be against Chile on September 2nd in Santiago. Then, on the fifth day, the Seleção play against Argentina at the New Quémica Arena in Sao Paulo. Finally, he faces Peru, at 9, at Arena Pernambuco.
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