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Endrick in Brazil Copa América squad; Casemiro, Richarlison out

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Brazil coach Dorival Júnior has included Endrick in his 23-man squad for the Copa América whereas Arsenal ahead Gabriel Jesus, Tottenham‘s Richarlison and Manchester United midfielder Casemiro are among the many high-profile absentees.

Dorival additionally confirmed that Richarlison had missed out on the squad after struggling a calf harm along with his membership.

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Palmeiras teenage ahead Endrick, who will be a part of Actual Madrid after this summer season’s match in the USA, shone in Brazil’s final two video games in March.

Endrick, 17, scored his first objective for Brazil in a 1-0 win in opposition to England at Wembley earlier than netting in a 3-3 pleasant draw with Spain in Dorival’s first video games in cost.

Brazil are with out their all-time scorer Neymar, who’s dominated out of the match with a knee harm.

In-form Actual Madrid pair Vinícius Júnior and Rodrygo, having tremendously contributed to Madrid successful LaLiga and reaching the Champions League ultimate, are anticipated to steer the assault.

Vinícius is a contender for the Ballon d’Or this yr however Dorival confused: “We do not want one star, I believe the division of accountability will assist the group develop. It is good to have gamers of that degree.”

FC Porto ahead Evanilson has obtained his first call-up whereas Sávio has been rewarded following a formidable season at Girona whereas on mortgage from Troyes.

Casemiro, in the meantime, has misplaced his place within the squad after a disappointing season at Manchester United.

“He deserves all of our respect,” Dorival mentioned of the veteran midfielder. “I had a chat with him in Manchester three months in the past. He is aware of what I consider him.”

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Dorival confirmed Richarlson’s harm.

“Richarlison has a calf harm. It has not but been made official by the membership, however we contacted with the participant and he knowledgeable us.”

Aston Villa‘s Douglas Luiz is certainly one of 9 Premier League-based gamers included in Dorival’s squad.

Brazil final gained the Copa in 2019 and head into the match following a massively disappointing South American World Cup qualifying marketing campaign to this point.

Brazil are sixth within the standings after successful solely two of their six qualifiers and struggling three defeats, outcomes that led to Dorival’s appointment in January.

Brazil will play two warm-up video games in opposition to Mexico on June 8 in Texas and in opposition to the United States 4 days later in Orlando earlier than they begin the match in opposition to Costa Rica on June 24. Dorival’s facet additionally faces Paraguay on June 28 and Colombia on July 2 in Group D.

Full Brazil squad:

Goalkeepers: Alisson Becker (Liverpool), Éderson (Manchester Metropolis) Bento (Athletico-PR);

Defenders: Danilo (Juventus), Yan Couto (Girona), Guilherme Arana (Atlético-MG), Wendell (FC Porto), Beraldo (Paris Saint-Germain), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Gabriel Magalhães (Arsenal), Militão (Actual Madrid)

Midfielders: Andreas Pereira (Fulham), Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa), João Gomes (Wolverhampton), Lucas Paquetá (West Ham)

Forwards: Endrick (Palmeiras), Martinelli (Arsenal), Evanilson (Porto), Raphinha (Barcelona), Rodrygo (Actual Madrid), Savinho (Girona), Vinícius Júnior (Actual Madrid).

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