The Leeds and Zenit attackers have been rewarded for their efforts after being caught red-handed.
The attacking duo Raphinha and Claudinho have handed over their first senior call-up to the Brazilian national team ahead of Selecao’s Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier in September.
Both the Leeds playmaker and Zent Forward have earned their first place in the Tight squad, with the latter being awarded for his successful gold medal campaign at Tokyo 2020.
Now, they will be in the frame to debut for their country’s qualifiers as they face the Copa Am مقابلہrica against Argentina, a sandwich between Chile and Peru.
What has been said?
“We have been following Rafinha for some time,” Tite told a news conference after confirming his team.
“We look for information in every way, and he has a fast dribbling technique. He has scored many important goals, a decisive player.”
Brazil team complete
Allison (Liverpool), Edson (Manchester City), Wurton (Palmyra), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Thiago Silva (Chelsea), Eder Militao (Real Madrid), Lucas Veríssimo (Benfica), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Danilo ( Juventus), Daniel Alves (Sao Paulo), Guilherme Arana (Atletico Mineiro), Casimiro (Real Madrid), Fred (Manchester United), Lucas Pacquiao (Lyon), Claudino (Zenit), Bruno Guevara (Lyon), Everton Ribeiro Flamingo), Fabiano (Liverpool) Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Richardson (Everton), Matthews Cunningham (Hertha Berlin), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Gabriel Barbosa (Flamingo), Rafinha (Leeds United) ۔
Callup for both Kladenho – the star of Selikao’s Tokyo 2020, the off-season gold medal-winning campaign in Japan – and Rapinha will likely increase the status of both players in the coming months.
The former has moved to Europe to further his career, while the latter has already been linked with a move away from Leeds, although he has been in fine form lately.
They can play against Chile on September 2, the first of Brazil’s three games during the international break, Argentina will follow on September 5, three days before the tour of Peru on September 9.