Defending midfielder Casemiro, of Real Madrid, was out of the selection today (5) and will miss the matches against Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay in the qualifiers. Titi’s coaching staff have called in Douglas Luiz, of Aston Villa, as a substitute.
“We have remained in contact with Real Madrid and the player. We have received from the club the tests and the medical report showing an infectious process in the wisdom tooth, with an indication of absolute rest and the impossibility of training for the next five days,” the team doctor said. , Rodrigo Lasmar, by tip.
Casemiro was supposed to perform in Bogota, Colombia, earlier this morning, but he hasn’t even traveled. Initially, CBF staff cited a “personal problem” to explain the absence. The technical committee assessed whether it could be obtained at the FIFA date, but the scenario was not positive.
Douglas Luiz is another English footballer who has been called up. Since it was on the extensive list sent by Tite to FIFA, it was already included in the request made by the Brazilian Football Confederation to the Brazilian government to open an exception for those coming from the United Kingdom not to comply with the 14-day quarantine stipulated in Ministerial Decree No. 655 Released on June 23. Anyway, the government published another decree, on October 2, release BRasileiros who are transiting through or staying in the UK are quarantined upon arrival in the country.
Another issue that involved this summons was that English clubs asked the selections coordinator, Juninho Paulista, to release players playing in the Premier League before the third match. The Brazilian Football Confederation denied this.
Casemiro is Titi’s second victim compared to the original summons. The other reduction was striker Matthews Cunha, who was replaced by Arthur Cabral. Without Real Madrid’s defensive midfielder, the national team coach chose Fabinho as a starter in training for the day (5), in Bogota. In midfield, Tite still has options like Fred, Edenílson and Gerson. Paquetá could do the job, but he acted in a much more advanced way.
Brazil will face Venezuela on Thursday (7), Colombia on Sunday (10) and Uruguay on the 14th. The third match will be in Manaus.
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