Richarlison plays bit part in Brazil romp

Saturday, 10 October, 2020 37comments  |  Jump to last
Richarlison returned to action less than a week after limping out of Everton's win over Brighton when he came on as a second-half substitute in Brazil's 5-0 drubbing of Bolivia last night.

The 23-year-old was named on the bench for the Seleçao's first game of CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying and came on for Roberto Firmino with 20 minutes to go with the score at 4-0 following Jose Carrasco's own goal.

Marquinhos and Firmino (2) had scored the first three and Philip Coutinho scored the fifth in the 73rd minute.

Elsewhere, Yerry Mina played the full 90 minutes and James Rodriguez 74 as Colombia coasted to a 3-0 win over Venezuela thanks to goals by Duvan Zapata (2) and Luis Muriel.

The Cafeteros' win was marred by the broken leg suffered by Santiago Arias, the former Atletico Madrid and now Bayer Leverkusen fullback who was linked with Everton over the summer.

Brazil travel to Peru and Colombia to Chile for their second qualifiers on Tuesday.  

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Hugh Jenkins
1 Posted 10/10/2020 at 07:55:56
Is Everton's luck finally on the turn?
Very sad to learn of Arias' broken leg, but in the past we would have probably signed him this summer, seen him play 4 games and then break his leg in this match and be out for the next six months.
Hopefully. all of our international players return unscathed and not too jet lagged for next weekend.
Steve Shave
2 Posted 10/10/2020 at 08:00:01
Correct Hugh, it would have been another case of "Everton that". I feel for the lad and for Leverkusen who decided to buy him in the end. I like him as a player.
Kim Vivian
3 Posted 10/10/2020 at 09:01:46
Was this supposed to be a friendly?
Jerome Shields
4 Posted 10/10/2020 at 09:26:01
Sorry to hear about the injury to Santiago Arias.
Tony Everan
5 Posted 10/10/2020 at 09:49:26
Kim, I think it was a World Cup qualifier. It’s always sad to hear of a bad injury, I hope he makes a full recovery.The lad can take a bit of inspirational from Gomes who was possibly in a worse condition. On a positive note all our lads are unscathed at the moment, touch wood etc.
Pete Williams
6 Posted 10/10/2020 at 09:55:24
Kim, the games last night and next Wednesday are World Cup Qualifiers, so not at all friendly. Having said that, even friendlies in S America are tasty. Really hope our guys escape unscathed. Sorry for Arias and let's hope he recovers fully, but it shows how easily bad injuries can happen. Fingers crossed for Wednesday!
Kim Vivian
7 Posted 10/10/2020 at 10:07:01
Ah right - thanks Tony and Pete. Hardly makes it any better but at least it was a competitive match.

I know it's great for the players etc., but personally I have such little interest in international football, other than the involvement of our own troops, I wasn't sure.

Likewise, here's hoping that we come out the other end injury free and not knackered from playing and travel so we can sock it to the rs next weekend.

Is it my imagination, or fading memory, but are there countless more "friendlies"these days? I think it would be good if there was a historic stat reflecting "full international caps" in competitive games excluding friendlies which would give a better comparison against past achievements.

Every time I hear of a new record of appearances or some such I think "Yes, but..... "

Martin Reppion
8 Posted 10/10/2020 at 10:19:20
Kim. Be careful what you wish for.
The European Nations League, which everyone has a go at as irrelevant, was introduced so that there would be fewer 'meaningless' friendlies and instead we'd have a competition that nobody is actually bothered about winning.
The theory that this would make players, coaches and fans take matches in between world and Euro qualifiers and tournaments seriously was OK. But in practice it just puts more pressure on players and clubs.
Jack Convery
9 Posted 10/10/2020 at 11:25:00
Does this mean every EFC player so far has a 100% winning record ? DCL Keane Siggy Richy James and Mina, I heard Iwobi was picked for Nigeria lets hope he keeps it going !

Sorry to hear about Arias. I wish him well as I had hoped to see him in a blue shirt behind James. Still Coleman is playing really well and will hopefully be fit to tame Mane in the Derby.

David Cash
10 Posted 10/10/2020 at 11:32:27
Yes Jack. I though Seamus had Mane in his pocket last time. Fingers crossed
Martin Berry
11 Posted 10/10/2020 at 11:38:49
As a supporter you always wish your players come back sound from Internationals, shame about Arias.
Fingers crossed for our lads.
Geoff Trenner
12 Posted 10/10/2020 at 12:19:10
Lucas too Jack
Michael Barrett
13 Posted 10/10/2020 at 15:31:17
My nephew is making his debut in the first team today for tranmere hes only 18, Ethan gouldbourne..sitting on the bench at the minute and there 2 nil down.
Tony Abrahams
14 Posted 10/10/2020 at 15:52:03
What position is he Michael? I hope he gets on and samples proper league football today mate!
Kieran Kinsella
15 Posted 10/10/2020 at 16:05:07
Michael Barrett

That’s awesome you must all feel very proud

Paul Birmingham
16 Posted 10/10/2020 at 16:20:41
Congratzioni Michael@13, that’s a fantastic achievement and heres to a successful career for your nephew, Ethan.

Terrible news about Arias, let’s hope all our players on international duty all return safe and well, with no injuries.


Michael Barrett
17 Posted 10/10/2020 at 17:27:17
Thanks lads...for that he is a centre back he turned 18 last week, his family are having a private party tonight in Ava's bar on renshaw st...the game ended 2-2 good point away at Salford who are top of the league, or they were before the game kicked off, think they have dropped down now, an old mate of mine garry brabham yoused to manage tranmere a few years ago now so I allways look out for there results.
Peter Mills
18 Posted 10/10/2020 at 17:39:57
Good luck to Ethan, I hope he has a successful career.

Nice to be in a footy ground again today, one of 298 watching Marine beat Tadcaster Albion 2-0. Some great pieces of skill, and a top class free kick goal from the edge of the area.

Michael Barrett
19 Posted 10/10/2020 at 17:50:49
Peter what division are marine in mate tony 14, another aquintance was on soccer Saturday today...paul cook remember him arguing with pep Guardiola a few years back. hahaha he takes no shit him..even of the so called best manager in the world.
Peter Mills
20 Posted 10/10/2020 at 18:13:28
Michael - Pitching In Northern Premier League North West Division. Catchy!
Tony Abrahams
21 Posted 10/10/2020 at 18:43:18
I speak to Cooky’s brother sometimes Michael, and I remember playing against him when he was with the Valentine, over the hill mob.

Paul Cook, John Coleman, Jimmy Bell, Alan Harper, all ex-pro’s and managers, all played for “the valley” that day, and I played a little bit of football with Gary Brabin, who was a big strong lad.

Good look to your nephew Michael, because it’s not easy for kids trying to make their way in the professional game. Dedication “alone” isn’t even easy for City kids, but if it was easy, everyone would be doing it, so tell him tonight is his last bevy until he’s 21, but time definitely flies when you’re having fun!!

Michael Barrett
22 Posted 10/10/2020 at 19:21:43
Thanks Tony... His mum was taking him to Bolton Wanderers 3 times a week when he was 12, and then he went to Burnley academy. He seems to have played football forever, but he loves it. His dad played for TNS years ag, so it must be in the blood. He played for England schoolboys for a bit. As for the drinking, he only has a few largers, so he's not really a drinker.
John O’Neill
23 Posted 10/10/2020 at 19:29:50
Micheal that's great about your nephew. I wish him all the best. Awful news about that leg break, poor lad> Hope he makes a speedy recovery. As others have said, I hope our boys come back fit. Can't wait until the derby. Did I just say that, must be the first. Coyb.
Michael Barrett
24 Posted 10/10/2020 at 19:38:50
Thanks, John... I am that worried about our players that I set me alarm to get up at 1:30 to watch Brazil.

But when I seen he wasn't starting, I went back to bed... meaning Richarlison obviously hahaha... I have given so much stick out this week to kopite mates that I am worried now for the derby.

Paul Turner
26 Posted 10/10/2020 at 20:37:02
Watching Everton (Chile) vs Wanderers visa the live stream I "won" access to via the official EFC FB page... leading 1-0 with 30 mins gone. "our" keeper has a beard even larger than Tim Howard's. The access lasts until Wednesday to cover another Everton match - but the channel is also showing Chile vs Colombia on Tuesday...
Mike Gaynes
27 Posted 10/10/2020 at 20:53:22
All the best to Ethan... time to open a Tranmere branch on TW!

Horrible injury to Arias... slid for a tackle and his leg got caught up under him. The opposing forward, Machis, was red-carded because the ref apparently thought he'd stomped on the leg, but VAR showed there was no contact and the red was rescinded.

Michael Barrett
28 Posted 10/10/2020 at 21:02:32
Thanks mike and tony...I wonder if our owner sends a private jet to pick up our they can have a little bit more rest before playing the shite?
Tony Abrahams
29 Posted 11/10/2020 at 08:22:30
That’s a very important point Michael, especially because there are probably no direct flights from South America to Manchester.

Timmy Cahill, never used to suffer, so hopefully our players have got a proper bed each for their flight home. Not ideal but if they can get their heads down they should be alright, and finally for a derby match
that is worth getting excited about.

Did you see the text flying around from the official Liverpool website, where they have published the league table but left the top-spot blank? They fuckin hate us alright, so let’s start giving them loads more opportunities, for them to show their true colours, singing WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED!

Ray Smith
31 Posted 11/10/2020 at 09:16:04
Going to record Croatia v Sweden 5pm today, to have a look at Robin Olsen (if he plays of course).

As Sweden’s first choice keeper it should be an insight into how much of a threat he will be too Pickford?

Michael Barrett
32 Posted 11/10/2020 at 12:16:56
Tony didn't ferguson send private planes to pick up Ronaldo years ago...I am shure the mosh has some mates with a few Lear jets lying about, and as for them bitter fuckers accross the road they have been very quiet this week, I wonder why!
Tony Abrahams
33 Posted 11/10/2020 at 12:23:04
Silence is golden Michael, much better than snarling faces - frothing at the mouth, which is what I hope to encounter after next weeks game, because it will only mean one thing!
Michael Barrett
34 Posted 11/10/2020 at 12:42:12
Tony. this will be the first derby I am going to watch since the Pickford pickle. Have you noticed the England match later is on Sky – how sad is that? All the kids stuck at home and it's not on terrestrial telly.
Tom Bowers
35 Posted 11/10/2020 at 12:51:36
Obviously it's important not to get injured during these international breaks or at anytime and God knows Everton have suffered in the past. Whilst the squad is now looking a little deeper I think we all want to see our best players out there for the next game.

Many clubs including RS have players at risk and this year Covid also comes into play (excuse the pun).

Still, I would like our guys not to be selected at this time.

Michael Barrett
36 Posted 11/10/2020 at 13:00:10
Tom I think as regards to our players away in international games, no news is good news I suppose, I havnt heard of any problems up to now let's hope it stays like that near the end of this week.
Clarence Yurcan
38 Posted 11/10/2020 at 14:51:40
Venezuela is much more of a baseball country than a soccer country, in fact they generally produce really good baseball players. Odd for a South American nation.
Christy Ring
39 Posted 11/10/2020 at 16:52:32
Michael #13 Congratulations, and hope your nephew has a successful career. James Vaughan will look after him!
Michael Barrett
40 Posted 11/10/2020 at 19:39:04
Thanks Christy... I have passed all the messages on to his mum, even though they're kopites. 😧

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