There is a tone of pessimism in the CBF as well as those around Richardson about the player’s presence in the Brazilian national team’s call for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay.
The Everton striker has been suffering from a knee problem since the Premier League match against Burnley. Chased down the field, Richarlison suffered very difficult entries and had to be in the dark for a while, making his presence on Tite’s list unfeasible. The matches will be held in Brazil on the 7th, 10th and 14th of October. Richardson underwent tests and the result came with a hint of relief. With this said, it is not known if he will be able to recover in time.
The Everton striker was also injured in the hand. On social networks, he toyed with his own diagnosis: “A pigeon broke its wing.” But this problem, if there is nothing in the knee, will not be a hindrance to the call.
Despite the physical problem, Richarlison is on the list sent by the Brazilian Football Confederation to the federal government to request an exception to enter Brazil during the FIFA date. The same applies to eight other English footballers, as there is an ordinance in effect requiring 14 days of quarantine for those arriving in Brazil from the UK. Health authorities can give special permission. He made the same request to Cavani, from Uruguay.
Even outside the national team, Richarlison is still the subject of Brazilian playing periods due to the provocations of the Argentines on social networks. “Competitor wanted” is a frequent term in the comments of Biegun, who was the Olympic champion in Tokyo.
Without Richarlison in Brazil’s attack, Tite should return to Gabriel Jesus, from Manchester City. Gabigol, from Flamengo, was a key player on the latest FIFA date and should remain on the list. The question is whether Firmino will be called up again, despite losing the title at Liverpool. There is a greater range of options for the side of the pitch, such as Raphinha, from Leeds and Malcom, from Zenit, as well as Vini Jr, which were highlighted at the start of the season for Real Madrid, but who still owes a consistent performance to the selection.
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