Richarlison omitted from Brazil squad

Saturday, 30 October, 2021 6comments  |  Jump to last

In what will come as a boost to Everton's prospects, Richarlison has been left out of the latest Brazil squad in the interests of managing and rebuilding his fitness.

The 24-year-old missed the previous international break because of a knee injury sustained in the Blues' win over Burnley in September but it also afforded him a welcome rest after a near-constant footballing schedule dating back to the start of last season.

Richarlison went straight into Brazil's preparations for the Copa America at the end of the 2020-21 Premier League season and then travelled to Tokyo for the Olympics where he helped the Seleçao to a gold-medal triumph.

Though he missed all of pre-season training, he flew back from the Far East and played in Everton's season-opener against Southampton and duly scored the Toffees' first goal of the campaign.

Still not deemed 100% fit following his knee problem, Brazil boss, Tite, will not risk over-working him this month and he will remain on Merseyside to prepare for the Blues' trip to Manchester City on 21st November.

“He's one of a number of athletes who are important and who, at the moment, you make a choice for those games,” Tite told Globo Esporte. “He returned to training with the group on 10/18; his minutes is (sic) still small.

"This is also a factor that makes us believe that he needs a little more playing time for him to improve his physical condition.”

 

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Minik Hansen
1 Posted 31/10/2021 at 01:32:58
Great news! Plus it'll be less risky with the Covid situation, so he's more likely to be involved in the game against Man City. I hope Richarlison himself takes this omission easily, and can prepare for the next international break he'll be called up upon.
Derek Knox
2 Posted 31/10/2021 at 03:29:29
I know they say lightning never trikes twice in the same place, but Crystal Palace beating Man City at The Etihad does certainly offer a glimmer of hope and optimism if we go about the game with the right attitude and not playing useless players like Rondon and Iwobi.

Richarlison could have a field day!

Kieran Kinsella
3 Posted 31/10/2021 at 04:41:06
Derek Knox

If it's any consolation, I've been struck by lightning twice and lived to tell the tale – albeit with some burnt shoes and weird scold marks that marked out my skeleton. Seriously. The second time was worse.

Bobby Mallon
4 Posted 31/10/2021 at 05:20:50
Wow, Kieran!
Alan J Thompson
5 Posted 31/10/2021 at 06:04:58
Kieran (#3);

Lee Trevino used to say that when there was lightning about he would play every shot with his 2-iron as he believed even God couldn't hit a 2-iron.

Tony Everan
6 Posted 31/10/2021 at 07:13:40
Kieran, that's unreal, can we have a bit more detail. By the way, are you a conductor by profession?

Very pleased Richarlison is being given a chance to recover back to 100%. There seems to be a good working relationship between the Brazil setup and Everton.

Similarly, I think a bit more understanding has to be used by Colombia regarding Yerry Mina. Was it three games in 8 days he played for them recently? It is damaging for them and for us, in the future a better balance has to be struck to keep Yerry fit and healthy.


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