Brazil called Neymar and Coutinho; Marcelo does not go to the Copa América.
The list of summoned for the Copa America, announced on Friday by the Brazilian coach, Adenor Leonardo Bacchi “Tite”, did not include Vinicius Junior or Marcelo, of Real Madrid, whose presence on the list generated great expectations.
The National Team of Colombia already has one of its leaders in training.
Five data from the preliminary list of 40 for the Copa América.
The presence of Coutinho had also been questioned because of its current irregularity in Barcelona. The coach kept his promise that he would wait until the last minute for Canarinha’s captain to recover from the Copa America with the best in the country.
Neymar returned to play for Paris Saint-Germain last month after several weeks due to an injury to the fifth metatarsal on his right foot, which he suffered a few months before the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Although he managed to play few games with the French team since his return, the striker says he has recovered his usual level.
The former Barcelona player had a month and a half to recover physically before the Copa América, a time more than a month before the World Cup.
Vinicius was not taken into account although he returned to training with the Real Madrid professional team in early April, after a month of standing due to a broken ligament in his right leg, but coach Zinedine Zidane preferred to reserve it and from his return, He Solo has given him 15 minutes on the court.
The young man was summoned for the first time for the national team for the March friendly against Panama and the Czech Republic, but was excluded at the last minute due to his injury.
The list of squads includes the offensive quartet with which Tite has been working after the 2018 World Cup, formed by Neymar (PSG), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) and Arthur (Barcelona). Brazil, as host country, leads Group A and will debut on June 14 in the opening match of the tournament against Bolivia at the Morumbí stadium in the city of Sao Paulo.
Canarinha will play again on the 18th of the same month against Venezuela, at the Arena Fonte Nova stadium in the city of Salvador, and will close the group stage on the 22nd against Peru, at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo.
In case you qualify as the first in your group and reach the final, Brazil will play the quarterfinals on June 27 at the Arena do Gremio in Porto Alegre, the semifinals on July 2 at the Mineirao in Belo Horizonte and the match for the title in July. 7 at the Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil has always won the Copa América as host since the first time he organized it, in 1919.
He also won the titles of 1922, 1949 and 1989 as host. His other four titles were conquered in Bolivia (1997), Paraguay (1999), Peru (2004) and Venezuela (2007). The 46th edition of the Copa America, the oldest tournament in the world, will be contested by the ten members of CONMEBOL (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela) and by Japan. and Qatar as invited countries.
The list of summoned for the Copa América is the following:
Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool / ING), Éderson (Manchester City / ING) and Cassio (Corinthians).
Defenses: Dani Alves (PSG / FRA), Filipe Luís (Atlético de Madrid / ESP), Alex Sandro (Juventus / ITA), Miranda (Inter / ITA), Thiago Silva (PSG / FRA), Fagner (Corinthians), Éder Militão (Porto / POR) and Marquinhos (PSG / FRA).
Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid / ESP), Arthur (Barcelona / ESP), Allan (Naples / ITA), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona / ESP), Lucas Paquetá (Milan / ITA) and Fernandinho (Manchester City / ING).
Forward: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool / ING), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City / ING), Everton (Gremio), Richarlison (Everton / ING), Neymar (PSG / FRA) and David Neres (Ajax / HOL).