Brazil manager reveals his plans for Manchester City star Fernandinho

Brazil manager Tite has said that Fernandinho remains in his national team plans despite ignoring him since the conclusion of the summer World Cup. The 33-year-old has been a vital figure at the heart of the Selecao’s midfield over the past five years but he has fallen out-of-favour of late with young players in the form of Arthur, Walace, and Allan earning the recognition.

Despite this, Tite has said that Fernandinho still has the chance to return to the national setup, though he can’t assure him of an appearance at the next World Cup, he said: “He will return. I see moral and technical reasons for him to be here. I don’t know if he’ll be picked for the World Cup because of his age, but in the short-term, yes – (because of) his technical quality, the level he is playing at, and his moral quality.”

Sergio Busquets heaps praise on Brazilian teammate after Inter Milan draw

Barcelona superstar Sergio Busquets has heaped praise on Brazilian teammate Malcom after he made a key impact during the 1-1 Champions League draw against Inter Milan on Tuesday night. The 21-year-old joined the Blaugrana from Bordeaux during the summer but he had to wait until late October to earn his maiden start in the Copa Del Rey.

As such, there were already rumours suggesting that he could part ways with the Catalan giants in the New Year but he managed to prove his worth against the Nerazzurri. Malcom scored within two minutes coming off the bench during the dying stages of the second half but his effort were not sufficient to hand the three points with Mauro Icardi levelling the scores before injury-time.

Sergio Busquets heaps praise on Brazilian teammate after Inter Milan draw

Barcelona superstar Sergio Busquets has heaped praise on Brazilian teammate Malcom after he made a key impact during the 1-1 Champions League draw against Inter Milan on Tuesday night. The 21-year-old joined the Blaugrana from Bordeaux during the summer but he had to wait until late October to earn his maiden start in the Copa Del Rey.

As such, there were already rumours suggesting that he could part ways with the Catalan giants in the New Year but he managed to prove his worth against the Nerazzurri. Malcom scored within two minutes coming off the bench during the dying stages of the second half but his effort were not sufficient to hand the three points with Mauro Icardi levelling the scores before injury-time.

Ederson Moraes SaysAlisson Deserves Number One Role for Brazil

After Brazil struggled big time in order to produce top quality goalkeepers, the Premier League has witnessed a huge influx of Brazilian goalkeepers in the last couple of years. Manchester City brought in Ederson Moraes from Benfica for a fee of £35 million back at the start of 2017. This made him the most expensive goalkeeper in the world at that period. This was quickly eclipsed by Liverpool’s stunning acquisition of Alisson from Roma for around £65 million. Both goalkeepers have made excellent start to life in the Premier League unlike their compatriots before and this is seen as a vital shift for Brazilian football.

Both players are going for the number one position in the Brazilian national team. Alisson has been the undisputed Brazilian number one for the last couple of years and he has already made 32 appearances for the national team. However, it is expected that manager Tite will also give Ederson Moraes a consideration for the upcoming friendly against Saudi Arabia. The Manchester City goalkeeper is set to feature against Saudi Arabia before the number one spot goes back toAlisson for a competitive game against Argentina.Ederson claims that he has no issue is about being the number two in the national team squad, as he believes thatAlisson is a step ahead of him in a number of ways.

Richarlison sees Everton as a stepping stone to success

Brazilian attacker Richarlison has revealed that he is very happy to have made the switch to Everton while suggesting that the move could be the stepping-stone to pursue a bigger challenge in the future. The attacker has made a bright start to the season with Everton with three goals from as many matches but he has missed the previous three domestic games after receiving a straight red card.

In an interview with UOL Esporte, Richarlison has highlighted that he is content to have secured a fresh move with Everton and he is relishing the prospect of progressing further in his professional career. He added to state his ambition of becoming the top goal-getter during the ongoing league campaign while helping the club come closer to their quest for European football.

Paris Saint-Germain manager backs Neymar to bounce back

Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has backed Neymar to bounce back after his average showing for Brazil during the summer World Cup. The 26-year-old was injured for Paris Saint-Germain during the final three months of the previous campaign but he thereafter struggled to inspire Tite’s men to glory at the World Cup.

As a result, there has been plenty of criticism from the Brazil faithful regarding his showing but Tuchel has backed Neymar to return to his old self with Les Parisiens, he said: “Everything impacts everything. I don't think he needed this to be extra motivated. Of course, the whole Brazilian team expected more. Of course, it affects your approach to the players.

Kaka defends Neymar for his World Cup showing

Brazil legend Kaka has defended Neymar amid the criticism levied upon him by some of the country’s former players. The Selecao endured another World Cup disappointment after they were ousted in the quarter-final by Belgium and shortly after, most of the blame was placed on Neymar despite the forward contributing two goals.

Speaking to Omnisport, Kaka felt that the criticism towards Neymar was disproportionate and believes the attacker had a good campaign at the age of 26, he said: “This search for the one to blame is what I don't agree with too much. Brazil lost. It wasn't Neymar who lost.

Brazilian great Ronaldo expected more from Neymar

Brazilian legend Ronaldo has admitted that he expected more from Neymar during the summer World Cup. The Paris Saint-Germain ace only managed to score two goals for the Selecao during the tournament and they were eventually ousted at the quarter-final stage by Belgium, much to the frustration and disappointment of their supporters.

Speaking to Spanish publication Sport, Ronaldo stressed that the nation expected more from Neymar at the global tournament. He added to sympathise with the former Santos star believing that he may have struggled to completely recover from the broken metatarsal whichrequired a surgery three months prior to the World Cup.

Brazil favorite to win tournament

Brazil has managed to qualify for the knock-out stage by beating Serbia 2-0 and has now become the favorite to win the tournament. Indeed with the elimination of Germany, the Brazilian side seems to be the strongest side in this tournament and it will be a surprise that they do not lift the trophy in July.

However, the road to the final will not be easy and they will first have to beat Mexico in the next round. The Mexican has been impressive since the start of the tournament and they will be a tough opponent for the Brazilian side.

Brazil favorite to win tournament

Brazil has managed to qualify for the knock-out stage by beating Serbia 2-0 and has now become the favorite to win the tournament. Indeed with the elimination of Germany, the Brazilian side seems to be the strongest side in this tournament and it will be a surprise that they do not lift the trophy in July.

However, the road to the final will not be easy and they will first have to beat Mexico in the next round. The Mexican has been impressive since the start of the tournament and they will be a tough opponent for the Brazilian side.

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