The striker and star of real Madrid Vinicius Jr. was disaffected today from the squad list of the selection of Brazilfacing the start of the South American Qualifiersand his place will be occupied by the attacker from Barcelona raphinha.
Vinicius Jr. suffers from a “injury to the posterior area of the right thigh”as confirmed by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) in a statement, after the medical examination carried out by Dr. Rodrigo Lasmar and his team.
The muscular ailment will prevent Vinicius from being part of the first double date of the 2026 South American Qualifiers against Bolivia (September 8, at the Mangueirao de Belem) and Peru (September 12, in Lima), since, according to Real Madrid , will be low for six weeks.
Raphinha, who plays for Barcelona, was chosen by coach Fernando Diniz to replace Vinicius.
Consequently, those summoned by Diniz are:
Archers: Alisson (Liverpool of England), Ederson (Manchester City of England) and Bento (Athletico Mineiro of Brazil).
Defenders: Renan Lodi (Olympique de Marseille from France), Caio Henrique and Vanderson (Monaco from France), Danilo (Juventus from Italy), Ibañez (Al-Ahli from Saudi Arabia), Gabriel Magalhães (Arsenal from England), Marquinhos (PSG from France ) and Nino (Fluminense from Brazil).
Frills: André (Fluminense of Brazil), Bruno Guimarães and Joelinton (Newcastle of England), Casemiro (Manchester United of England), Raphael Veiga (Palmeiras of Brazil).
Forwards: Antony (Manchester United of England), Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal of England), Richarlison (Tottenham of England), Rodrygo (Real Madrid of Spain), Neymar (Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia), Matheus Cunha (Wolverhampton of England) and Rapinha .
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