Arsenal trio Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Magalhaes have not been included in Brazil’s latest squad for their upcoming friendly matches against Ghana and Tunisia this month.
They were all part of the Selecao squad for their friendlies against South Korea and Japan in June.
But they will play no part in the games against Ghana and Tunisia during the upcoming international break.
When asked about Jesus’ absence from the squad, Brazil head coach Tite said: “Gabriel Jesus, specifically, is having a great time and in contention. Absolutely, yes.
“These call-ups serve as opportunities for others. As well as others in this same context. Regarding the number of attackers. Football is creation and scoring, and defensive solidity. If you run away from these characteristics, you will lose.
“This balance point is very difficult in a team and we are looking for it. This number of attackers will not be determined. Athletes’ versatility is an important part.”
BRAZIL’S SQUAD FOR SEPTEMBER INTERNATIONAL BREAK
Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Weverton (Palmeiras)
Alex Sandro (Juventus), Alex Telles (Sevilla), Danilo (Juventus), Bremer (Juventus) Eder Militao (Real Madrid), Ibanez (Roma) Marquinhos (PSG), Thiago Silva (Chelsea)
Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle United), Casemiro (Manchester United), Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo), Fabinho (Liverpool), Fred (Manchester United), Lucas Paqueta (West Ham)
Antony (Manchester United), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Matheus Cunha (Atletico Madrid), Neymar (PSG), Pedro (Flamengo), Raphinha (Barcelona), Richarlison (Tottenham), Rodrygo (Real Madrid), Vinicius Jr. (Real Madrid). Continue Reading