14 Th1 2022 | 11:20
Brazil coach Tite confirmed that defender Renan Lodi did not join the Brazilian team this time because he has not been vaccinated against Covid-19.
“Lodi lost the opportunity to be recruited because he did not receive the vaccine,” Marca quoted coach Tite. The Brazilian captain considered that the summoning of Lodi to the squad at this time was like a “bomb” for Brazil’s Covid-19 epidemic prevention.
Lodi is the star of Atletico Madrid. Recently, Lodi’s form has not been too impressive, so coach Tite has more reasons to force this type of defender. He summoned Alex Telles, defender of MU, to fill Lodi’s place in the Brazilian national team.
Telles was lost in the Selecao for a long time because he did not play regularly at MU. Under coach Ralf Rangnick, Telles was given the opportunity to return and performed quite well, thus receiving a reward from coach Tite.
The Brazilian squad is absent Roberto Firmino, a player who has not been in high form at Liverpool. Neymar also has not recovered from injury, therefore absent.
“Old general” Dani Alves was summoned again after re-appearing in Barca colors and showed quite good performance. Philippe Coutinho continues to play with Selecao after leaving Barca to move to Aston Villa.
Coach Tite summoned regular names to the team over the past year. Palmeiras, Everton Ribeiro, Gabriel Barbosa are Brazilian players playing in the country’s national championship.
Brazil will face Ecuador (January 28) and Paraguay (February 2) in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in South America. At this time, coach Tite’s teachers and students lead the table with 35 points, 6 points more than Argentina, thus widening the door to qualify.
List of summons for the Brazilian national team
Thủ mon: Alisson, Ederson, Weverton.
Hậu vệ: Dani Alves, Emerson, Alex Sandro, Telles, Militao, Gabriel, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva.
Tiền vệ: Casemiro, Fabinho, Bruno Guimaraes, Gerson, Fred, Coutinho, Paqueta.
Tiền đạo: Raphinha, Antony, Rodrygo, Ribeiro, Jesus, Vinicius, Cunha, Barbosa.