Brazil team prepares to face unusual triple round of South American qualifiers 2022 world cup, from this Thursday. The last players to present themselves to coach Tite were Neymar and defender Marquinhos, who came together from Paris to So Paulo.
Partners from Paris Saint-Germain, the two joined the Brazilian group this Tuesday morning at the Guarulhos hotel in Greater So Paulo. On arrival, he was PCR tested for COVID-19 detection. The technical committee did not say whether the pair would begin training with the group this Tuesday afternoon.
This afternoon, in preparation for three consecutive rounds of qualifiers, Tite will lead a second activity of selection, again in Corinthians CT Dr Joaquim Greva, as he did in the second. This time, with the group complete, the coach should already begin to outline the starting lineup that will face Chile in Santiago on Thursday.
With the arrival of Neymar and Marquinhos, the selection group expanded to 24 players. Initially, Tite called for 25 athletes and then nine more players due to the decision of clubs in England and Spain not to release players from the United Kingdom’s so-called “Red List” countries in the case of Brazil. Teams from these two countries claimed that they would be embezzled by these athletes upon their return to Europe as they would be required to enter a 10-day quarantine.
England upheld the decision and did not release the players. Thus, tight were without goalkeepers Alisson and Ederson, defender Thiago Silva, defensive midfielders Fabinho and Fred, and forwards Gabriel Jesus, Richardson, Roberto Firmino and Rafinha. Spanish clubs, on the other hand, have released the athletes called up for the qualifiers.
Midfielder Matthias Nunes did not appear in Tight’s additional list. Officially, the CBF claimed it was a ban from Portugal, where the player plays wearing a sporting shirt. But the player may have given up considering the possibility of defending the Portuguese team in the future. He has dual citizenship and if he wears the jersey of the Brazil national team, he will not be able to do so for the European team in the future.
Brazil are facing an unusual triple round of qualifiers starting this Thursday due to the postponement of a match due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The delayed game, which is valid for the sixth round, will take place on Sunday against Argentina at the Neo Quimica Arena in Sao Paulo. The final clash of the series is scheduled for the 9th round against Peru, at the Arena Pernambuco, in the 10th round.
The national team leads the qualifiers with 100% success: six wins and six games. And it could be very close to qualifying for the World Cup in Qatar if it maintains a similar performance in this triple round.
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