Richarlison gets Brazil call after all

Monday, 27 August, 2018 62comments  |  Jump to last
Richarlison has been called up by Brazil for the upcoming friendlies against El Salvador and the United States.

The 21-year-old spoke recently of his hopes that he could play his way into his senior national team this season after he initially missed the cut for next month's games.

However, an injury to Fluminese striker, Pedro, has created a vacancy which Richarlison will fill earlier than he expected.

It is good news for the player who apologised to his Everton team-mates and the club's supporters on Instagram yesterday for the error in judgement that saw him sent off in the 40th minute of Saturday's 2-2 draw with Bournemouth for pushing his head into that of Adam Smith.

He will serve a three-match ban, which begins with Wednesday's League Cup tie against Rotherham United, and he will be eligible again for the trip to Arsenal but could get his first taste of international duty with Brazil in the interim.


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Mark McParlan
1 Posted 27/08/2018 at 23:34:43
I'm absolutely delighted at that. He must be so, so, happy, very pleased for the lad.

Let's hope he can put his Saturday behind him, chalk that up to experience.

Not exactly often we have a 21-year-old full Brazilian international in the side, let's make the most of it.

Tony Everan
2 Posted 27/08/2018 at 23:36:23
I am pleased for him, he would have been devastated to miss out because of his loss of self control on Saturday.

Young players deserve a bit of leeway and faith in that they will learn from their mistakes. Especially when then are being taunted and fouled by lesser players. He will learn to rise above it in future and give them a virtual head butt instead by outplaying them with his talent. As the brilliant Eden Hazard does week in week out.

Maximum respect to the Brazilian manager for giving him a chance. He deserves it.

Jack Convery
3 Posted 27/08/2018 at 23:43:12
Karl Masters
4 Posted 27/08/2018 at 23:57:27
I'm more pleased he's missing Rotherham and not Arsenal. For some reason, I thought the ban did not include the League Cup.
Jay Wood

5 Posted 27/08/2018 at 00:03:46
This story broke about 90 minutes ago here in Brazil.

My missus and another local texted me with the news.

Good that he is on Tite's radar.

This will give the lad a good lift after Saturday's red card (which I note he has apologised for to one and all on social media).

Pleased for him.

For US-based Blues you can see him up close as the two Brazil games he has been called up for are both in the States. First up against the USA in New Jersey, then v Ecuador in Washington.

Frank Wade
6 Posted 28/08/2018 at 00:38:26
Jay, Is Lucas Moura in the squad? I watched the Spurs game tonight and he looks a step up on Charlie. Lovely lad as well judging by the interview afterwards.
Jay Wood

7 Posted 28/08/2018 at 00:52:12
No Frank, Moura is not included.

Refreshingly, Tite has gone for a youthful squad with a good number of home-based players.

Richarlison only got the nod because his former team mate at Fluminese Pedro - also 21 - got injured at the weekend.

Ed Prytherch
8 Posted 28/08/2018 at 01:11:11
It is nice that he may stay match fit by playing for Brazil while he is suspended. Thanks, Jay, for the TV tip. Do you know the dates?
Paul Kelly
9 Posted 28/08/2018 at 01:21:43
Maybe Tite has brought him in to Kirby Kiss the shit out of all those playacting tossers under his control after his recent faux pas.

Seriously though, two (and a half) games under Silva and he gets called up, happy as Larry for him and us.

Confidence booster on top of an already good start to his Everton career, get-in-fucking-there. Surely good for all.

About time Liverpool (as a city, for the speed readers) had a proper Brazilian superstar to fawn over, not that' ugly face like a pan of fried arseholes Bellamy look-a-like twat, that played for the deluded across the park.

Onwards and upwards.

Dave Bowen
10 Posted 28/08/2018 at 01:26:15
Echoing the above, great news for both player & club. He gets games when he can't play for us & other top-level players will realise we are a great club & it will help your career playing for EFC. Just don't get injured, Charlie!
Paul Kelly
11 Posted 28/08/2018 at 01:30:40

A previous post (by me) may of inclined that half of our city "had a proper Brazilian superstar to fawn over", apologies to all, it was meant to say 'Scandinavia'.

Sorry for the confusion.

Daniel Lim
12 Posted 28/08/2018 at 01:40:02
Why Scandinavia, Paul?
Sorry don’t get you.
Victor Yu
13 Posted 28/08/2018 at 02:13:43
Oh no now his teammates will talk him into moving to Real Madrid next season.
Gary Russell
14 Posted 28/08/2018 at 02:19:07
Victor, don't you know how to type. 'Oh Yes!'? You have to be the most pessimistic poster on here, and that's saying something. I have yet to see you comment anything remotely positive.

Opinions, opinions and all that, but Jesus, man, you are unbelievable. I wonder sometimes if you are trying to get a rise or wind people up with your consistent pessimism.

David Ellis
15 Posted 28/08/2018 at 02:58:46
Hope he gets a game – makes a lot of difference to say he is a Brazilian international.

On the other hand I was thinking it was useful that most of our new recruits will not be on international business over the upcoming break which gives them more time to bed in with Everton – Digne, Gomes, Bernard are not in their squads and Mina is presumably unavailable through injury.

Jamie Sweet
16 Posted 28/08/2018 at 04:51:14
£35-40m for a young Brazilian international doesn't sound particularly over-priced to me!

I hope Neymar doesn't show him how to roll around even more than he already does though. He's a big strong lad. Wish he'd just get straight back up and get on with the game.

Mike Gaynes
17 Posted 28/08/2018 at 05:40:22
The USA hasn't announced its roster yet for some reason, but I would expect Robinson to get the call.

Eugene Kearney
18 Posted 28/08/2018 at 05:41:56
Great stuff. He'll be well chuffed after the unfortunate events of Saturday.
David Barks
19 Posted 28/08/2018 at 05:59:26
We want to be a club where players can realize their international aspirations, no matter the country. Good for Richarlison, well done. Now let's get Digne into the France squad, raise Mina's profile, get Walcott back into the England squad, and hopefully Bernard becomes a world beater and joins his countryman.

We should want to have the international break include Pickford in goal, Coleman at RB, Mina at CB, Zouma at CB, Digne at LB, Gana at CM, Gilfy at CM, Walcott at RW, Tosun at CF, Richarlison at LW, Bernard at CM all representing their countries.

Gareth Clark
21 Posted 28/08/2018 at 06:52:13
Well deserved!
Liam Reilly
22 Posted 28/08/2018 at 07:34:00
Good, players need to know that their international ambitions can be achieved at Everton even at the very elite of the Football world.
Les Green
23 Posted 28/08/2018 at 08:21:36
We are all rightfully celebrating our talented Brazilian getting a senior call-up, but it's worth noting that he actually predicted this. He was confident that moving to Everton and performing at a high standard would put him in contention with the Brazilian team. I think the lad deserves credit for the belief he's shown in our club.
Ian Burns
24 Posted 28/08/2018 at 08:21:51
Terrific news for the lad – pleased for him. It also has the effect of raising the club's profile which can't do us any harm in the long term.
Mike Allison
25 Posted 28/08/2018 at 09:18:21
Karl, 4, I definitely read that somewhere as well. It wasn’t specifically about Richarlison, but it said that the Carabao Cup would be separate in terms of discipline. However, I’ve seen it reported in at least two places now that Richarlison is suspended for Rotherham, which is basically good news.

Hopefully Bernard and Lookman will both get starts.

Brian Porter
27 Posted 28/08/2018 at 09:44:16
Congratulations to Charli on realising his first big ambition with Everton. The lad was also humble enough to admit his mistake and apologise to the fans on Twitter. Seems he's growing up fast under Silva.

The suspension thing is a bit confusing as I had also read that from this season, suspensions wouldn't be carried from one competition to another. Anyone know for certain what the rules are?

Dermot Byrne
28 Posted 28/08/2018 at 09:46:33
Agree re a Bernard start. Great opportunity. Be fascinating to watch
Tony Everan
29 Posted 28/08/2018 at 10:10:53
As I understand it, red card suspensions apply across all the domestic competitions, so the Rotherham game will be included in the 3-match ban.

He will miss Rotherham on Wednesday, May have been rested anyway? He will miss the two home games against Huddersfield and West Ham.

David Hallwood
30 Posted 28/08/2018 at 10:41:09
Good on ya, Charlie.

Slightly off piste, can anyone remember the name of the Brazilian who signed for us a good few years ago but didn't turn up?

Rob Halligan
31 Posted 28/08/2018 at 10:49:57
Have searched everywhere for an interpretation of what competitions apply following a sending off, but at the moment can only find this.

Currently on suspension


Adam Smith AFC Bournemouth 25.08.2018 28.08.2018 1

Richarlison Everton 25.08.2018 16.09.2018 3

Philip Jagielka Everton 11.08.2018 29.08.2018 3


A suspension starts the day of the incident. So in the case of Richarlison and Smith, theirs started last Saturday. Their suspension ends on the day of the final game of the suspension, today in the case of Smith as he only received a one match ban, tonight's Carabao cup game, and 16th September for Richarlison, the day we play West Ham.

So Richarlison misses Rotherham, Huddersfield and West Ham. As others have stated, it's highly unlikely he would have played tomorrow anyway.

Brian Williams
33 Posted 28/08/2018 at 11:02:35
David I believe that was Mano Invisibladez or possibly Givita Missta.
Amit Vithlani
35 Posted 28/08/2018 at 11:35:38
"Good on ya Charlie. Slightly off piste, csn anyone remember the name of the Brazilian who signed for us a good few years ago but didn't turn up? "

Er, you might need to narrow down what you mean by "not turn up". Jo, although physically present, often failed to turn up for games in the metaphorical sense. He also went AWOL one pre-season if I recall. Then there was Rodrigo, injured in pre-season and who never kicked a ball for us. Luis Muller famously was going to be presented at a Press Conference and then bailed because he wanted his tax paid by the club (so the story goes).

Felipe Mattioni was a very odd signing, who never played for us, and I think was an U23 squad filler even though...he was 27. And last but not least, Anderson, who I think was loaned out to Barnsley without ever playing for us in the PL.

So overall, quite a few Brazilians have not turned up for us in one sense or another !

Well done to Charlie on that front - and here's hoping that Bernard shows enough form in the next 12 months to earn a recall too.

Amit Vithlani
36 Posted 28/08/2018 at 11:36:26
ps: Brian Williams answer was way funnier!
Jay Wood

39 Posted 28/08/2018 at 12:03:53
This was a brief sports round up story on Brazil's national TV news last night.

Showed footage of the lad bagging his brace against Wolves.

Nice to see.

Minik Hansen
40 Posted 28/08/2018 at 12:06:59
Wow, made up for the lad. It's also a recognition to our team, it's very positive that one both for him and our club. Go and express the best of yourself for your country and us all football fans. COYB.
Jay Wood

41 Posted 28/08/2018 at 12:49:52
Oh! And in response to Victor's appropriately numbered post @ 13, once again expressing a perma-doom-filled view of all things Everton, how about this alternative view:

Richardson joins the Brazilian squad, filled with young ambitious Brazilian talent, many of them still plying their trade in Brazil's Serie A.

Any and every Brazilian talent worth his salt knows to truly 'make it' he has to ply his trade in Europe.

Ricarlison grew up with many of these players through the different national age groups. They will be curious about how Richarlison is doing and who is this 'Everton' he plays for.

Richarlison enthuses about a young dynamic manager who literally speaks his language and who has signed him twice in a year; how he is a great mentor for a young man stepping into a totally alien culture for the first time; talks up how enjoyable the training and football the manager wants to play is; speaks glowingly of the other talent at the club and of a happy changing room; waxes lyrical about the incredible fan base and the attractions of the culturally rich city of Liverpool, birthplace of the iconical musical giants The Beatles.

Hearing all this positivity about Everton alerts this emerging 'next generation' of Brazilian talent to the possibility that Everton represents a very attractive gateway into the promised land of European football.

Now I readily admit the above is a fantasy woven by me. But then, pitted against Victor's doom-filled prediction, which do you think is more plausible and probable?

Si Cooper
44 Posted 28/08/2018 at 13:48:27
So Adam Smith got a straight red and one game ban for denying a goal scoring opportunity. So that must confirm Jags got done for a dangerous tackle (even though pundits said it was for being the last man) by the same ref who only produced a yellow for Harry Arter's wholly deliberate and potentially career-threatening knee-high swipe against Newcastle the other week.

Someone said Moura looks streets ahead of Richarlison. Maybe on the ‘evidence' of last nights game, but he didn't look that good a couple of weeks ago when Spuds weren't clicking. I'd think a lot of attackers would like to have a go at the Man Utd defence at the moment.

Jay Wood

45 Posted 28/08/2018 at 14:21:26
Waiting for a Kurt Zouma press conference to go live, (Link) they were showing the Everton players doing a media shoot with individual players posing for their profiles.

If this is anything to go by, Mina is going to be a great addition to the dressing room. Very lively, very playful, taking up hilarious poses and joking with other players and the camera crews.

He gatecrashes a Seamus Coleman shoot, calling him 'Biiiggg Brudder!' as he thumps the Everton badge on his chest.

Nice to see.

Rob Halligan
46 Posted 28/08/2018 at 14:46:25
Si, # 44. This was also from the same ref who last night could have sent off Moura and maybe Kane before either scored. Certainly in the case of Moura who was only booked for a dangerous challenge on, I think it was Jones, when his foot was about four feet in the air and nearly took off Jones's head. If that's not a dangerous and reckless on then I don't know what is? He could easily have took an eye out.

Mane was sent off for the RS last year at man city for something similar.

Daniel Lim
47 Posted 28/08/2018 at 15:04:25
Wow Jay (BRZ), Are we going to have half a squad of Brazilian wonder kids soon?

I would love that a few years ago. I have always supported Brazil in the World Cups. But this year I just didn't feel like doing that after seeing those “Neymar Rolls”.

I don't mind seeing many of them wearing the royal blue jerseys, just behave a bit on the field.

Daniel Lim
48 Posted 28/08/2018 at 15:08:11
Jay @45,

Thanks for the link.

Who's that guy with Baines? Couldn't recognise him at all. And was that Sandro walking behind Silva onto the field?

Brian Wilkinson
49 Posted 28/08/2018 at 15:16:06
Called up for Brazil, Jesus hope this news bypasses Paul Merson, he will be on his soapbox again.
Paul Birmingham
50 Posted 28/08/2018 at 15:26:19
Good boost for the lad and Everton. Hopefully it will provide an outlet for him to mature and gain more experience.

Jay Wood

52 Posted 28/08/2018 at 16:00:23
Brian @ 49:

'Called up for Brazil, Jesus hope this news bypasses Paul Merson...'

I rather fancy a LOT bypasses Paul Merson's addled brain!

Frank Wade
53 Posted 28/08/2018 at 16:18:41
Si #44, I confess, it was I who made a vote for Moura over Charlie and yes, it was based on last night's game only, hadn't see him play a full game before. I thought he was impressive, very fast and inventive but more experienced than our man. Hope Charlie gets a game. It' will be great to have a Brazilian international in the team and hope for better fortune than our previous experiences as list by Amit above.

Rob #46, Moura didn't see Jones, although his foot was more than 4 foot in the air. I don't think Jones had a mark on him, remarkably. Mane on the other hand saw Ederson coming and jumped 5 feet in the air to try to win the ball with his boot and did serious damage. Two totally different situations, although I've seen red given as Anthony Taylor did with Gibson v West Ham a few years back. One was dangerous - yellow and one was reckless - red. Pawson not one for the penalty against the home team at OT either and took a different view of the Kane tackle which was a carbon copy of Jags - at least he is learning !!!

David Hallwood
54 Posted 28/08/2018 at 17:18:14
Ta for that amit#35) to quote trump "it wasMuller!"
Peter Gorman
55 Posted 28/08/2018 at 17:58:56
It is good to see him get ahead in life, let's hope it doesn't go to his head. He can be very headstrong... er he'll never be the head of a major corporation... etc.
Harry Hockley
56 Posted 28/08/2018 at 18:38:54
Nice to see our Brazil nut getting his international call, I have to pinch myself, we have a Brazilian international of our own to love and adore make the most of it!
Ian Riley
57 Posted 28/08/2018 at 19:51:49
Pleased for him. I am very selfish when it comes to players going on international duty. I want them to stay at home and be waited on hand and foot so they don't get injured. They're our players – leave them alone.

I know, very selfish indeed!

Andy Crooks
58 Posted 28/08/2018 at 21:23:59
Jay (#41), top, uplifting post. I bow to no one when it comes to downbeat, but that post made me smile.
Si Cooper
59 Posted 28/08/2018 at 22:07:40
“...took a different view of the Kane tackle which was a carbon copy of Jagielka's – at least he is learning!!!”

I'd much rather refs were consistent, though I suspect the likes of Craig Pawson are actually oblivious to how inconsistent they are.

He's typical of the breed that judges challenges by consequence rather than intent. If a player ends up ‘hurt' then he'll automatically treat it as worse than when a player emerges ‘unscathed'.

Arter's challenge was really quite shocking — a deliberate full-blooded hack, solely intended to halt the player in his tracks, that could have caused serious damage if it had connected with the side of the knee.

Steve Ferns
60 Posted 28/08/2018 at 22:12:22
Jay, Mina is certainly a big personality. We've been missing that. Zouma seems quiet. Most of the rest of the team seems very quiet. A big personality is needed.
Anton Walsh
61 Posted 28/08/2018 at 22:19:28
Very pleased for him but I think too many are saying too much about Richarlison. He's had a great start, no doubt helped with the goals, but his actual play in between those goals has not warranted the hype.

And before I get shot down, I think he will be a quality player given time. His willingness to get in the box and contest with defenders for crosses is both admiral and brave for a winger. His mindset that he must also track back when needed is brilliant. Let's just not put him up to be shot down.

Frank Wade
62 Posted 28/08/2018 at 22:40:09
Si #59, what I meant to say with my 'Pawson learning' comment was he is at least making progress, one correct decision in a row for him! Kane was similar to Jags in that he won the ball but clipped the opponent on follow through, with no intent. Harry Arter's was a bad one. I often wonder if these refs ever played the game.

I would expect an ex-player would know but then there's Alan Shearer and the 'he was entitled to go down' brigade. I think the Pundits are pre-arranged to have contrasting views to generate debate. Good cop. Bad cop. VAR should be the answer but the World Cup showed that getting consensus will be difficult, even in situations we think are clear cut.

Si Cooper
63 Posted 28/08/2018 at 23:28:43
I got what you were saying Frank. An experienced ref shouldn't be learning from their mistakes though should they?

Let's drop the subject. Subjective idiots like Pawson just make my blood boil!

Lee Brownlie
64 Posted 30/08/2018 at 15:32:00
Jay Wood [BRZ] (@41)..

Nice one. That's a 'view' on Richarlison's involvement with Brazil, and his fellow playing compatriots, I'd LOVE to see come to fruition. Of course, we ALL would.

Well, most of us, anyway (but screw the doom-mongers, right??!)... COYTs!!!!!!!

Tom Bowers
65 Posted 03/09/2018 at 20:31:36
It is great for the lad but, quite honestly, I would sooner they not be involved in meaningless friendlies on the other side of the world especially with a game against Arsenal coming up.

So many players in that position are not ready for the weekend league game, especially if there are flight delays etc.

This lad in particular could be an integral part of Everton's season, if not the future, but I suppose many others who get selected are in the same boat. However, other teams have stronger replacements than Everton.

Jay Wood

66 Posted 04/09/2018 at 13:00:55
Nice to see.

This morning on the national morning news, Richarlison was one of the Brazilian players chosen to front up and do a pre-match presser ahead of Brazil's game against the US this week. To be asked to do so has got to do his confidence good.

He presented himself very well. He started off by saying how very fast things have happened for him. "Just three and a half years ago I was in America-MG [playing in Brazil's second division] and now I'm [playing in the Premier League] in England."

About being called up to the Brazilian team: "I am very happy for the opportunity, sad for Pedro [the player injured who he replaced – they played together at Fluminese], a great friend of mine, but I want to take that chance.

''I do not want to just wear the [Brazilian] shirt [one time], I want to secure my place in the team. It is wonderful to be a new face, wearing that shirt is an honour. There is always pressure. Now I have to do what I know. I'm quiet, I do not show much for the cameras. I just want to play football.

On adapting to England:

"It was simple for me. England demands a lot of physicality and speed. I fit in well in the Premier League. Gomes and Marco Silva helped me a lot during training and games."

On Brazil's first training after the World Cup:

"It was good. The defeat against Belgium hurt a lot. We wanted that title, but we have to raise our heads. We had a great workout, everyone was happy, playing with each other. Going forward we have the Copa America [to be played in Brazil next European summer] and we hope to be Champions.

On his best position:

"I will play as the 'Professor' [a term of affection for the Brazilian coach Tite] asks. If he asks me to run through a wall, I'll do it. It's time to show my skills. The Professor will explain and I want to do the best I can."

Oh! And if he scores a goal, he promised to do his 'pigeon dance':

"If I get a goal, you will see the pigeon dance. Everyone is asking on the internet and I have already promised to do it. The team members want me to dance today (Monday) at night on a chair!''

He comes across as a really nice lad and I'm sure he is full of remorse over his sending off at Bournemouth and has already learnt from that.

David Ellis
67 Posted 04/09/2018 at 14:01:07
Jay, Thanks – that's great to hear.
Steve Ferns
68 Posted 04/09/2018 at 15:07:42
Excellent Jay. No express mention of Everton though?
Jay Wood

69 Posted 04/09/2018 at 15:24:08
This is what I saw and heard, Steve. I don't know if other stuff was edited out.

He spoke generally, rather than specifically, about his time in England and referenced both Gomes and Silva.

Remember this is largely Brazilian journalists asking Brazilian players on duty for Brazil questions to be answered for a Brazilian audience. 'A seleção' in Brazil has an extremely elevated and deep-rooted cultural significance for Brazilians that many in the UK do not associate with, say, England.

So it's all about Brazil – not their club sides.

Michael Kenrick
70 Posted 04/09/2018 at 17:44:49
Jay, I see they are playing two games in the US of A:

Richarlison is likely to make his debut in Brazil's friendly against the USA at the MetLife Stadium on Saturday evening. The team then travel to Maryland to face Central American side El Salvador, giving the players a second chance to impress.

Do you have times and TV coverages?

Jay Wood

71 Posted 04/09/2018 at 18:04:43
All I can tell you Michael are the dates, location, opposition, and KO times (Brazilian time).

I will certainly be able to watch the games live on national TV in Brazil. You boys Stateside will know what channels best serve up games involving the US of A (and others).

Friday 7 September - MetLife Stadium, New Jersey v USA, 20:30h.

Tuesday 11 September - FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland v El Salvador, 21:30h.

Best I can do for you Michael.

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