A new FIFA double date for the South American Qualifiers is approaching for the Qatar 2022 World Cup and the teams began to confirm their delegations for the matches at the end of January and the beginning of February.
One of them was that of Brazil, whose coach revealed the names that will make up the list with several surprises. At the press conference, Tite warned that the right-back Renan Lodi will not be part of the summoned for the matches against Ecuador in Quito and Paraguay in Belo Horizonte because he does not have the complete covid-19 vaccination schedule.
“What I can anticipate is that Renan Lodi was excluded from the possibility of being summoned for not being vaccinated,” said the 60-year-old coach. And he added: “He lost the possibility of applying for not having been vaccinated.”
“I don’t know the aspects of vaccination, whether to take a dose or not. But I do know that he was left out, he was left out because of this situation, “said the Canarinha coach. According to the O’Globo newspaper, the Atlético de Madrid footballer only has the first dose and that is why Alex Sandro (Juventus) and Alex Telles (Manchester United) were selected instead.
“I particularly understand that vaccination is a social responsibility, mine and of those who are by my side. My family and I, and my dependents, my grandchildren … I wish I had my parents, I don’t have them, but I wish I had the opportunity to protect them. The second aspect is respect for the sanitary regulations of each country. We respect the laws of the country, unlike what Argentina did, when it came here and entered with athletes without the proper authorization, ”he fired when recalling the case of the game suspended in São Paulo.
Among the 26 summoned who will face the last of the four days, neither does Neymar, who is recovering from a left ankle injury, nor Hulk, from preseason with Mineiro.
Another of the surprises was the call of Dani Alves, absent in the last four duels played on the FIFA double dates. The Brazilian full-back returns to the national team after signing for FC Barcelona and wearing the Barça shirt again at the beginning of January.
To play against Ecuador on January 27, the Brazilian media assured that they will take a different travel logistics than the one they had been maintaining, as a result of the increase in coronavirus cases around the world. The squad will be presented directly in the Ecuadorian capital, while the players who are in Europe will fly directly to the South American country on a charter flight scheduled by the Brazilian Football Confederation for the 24th from Madrid (Spain).
THOSE CALLED FOR THE FIFA DOUBLE DATE AGAINST ECUADOR AND PARAGUAY
Archers: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City) and Weverton (Palmeiras);
Side: Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Emerson Royal (Tottenham), Alex Sandro (Juventus) and Alex Telles (Man United);
Defenders: Éder Militão (Real Madrid), Gabriel Magalhães (Arsenal), Marquinhos (PSG) and Thiago Silva (Chelsea);
Midfielders: Bruno Guimarães (Lyon), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fabinho (Liverpool), Fred (Manchester United), Gerson (Olympique de Marseille), Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo), Lucas Paquetá (Lyon) and Philippe Coutinho (Aston villa) ;
Forwards: Antony (Ajax), Vini Jr (Real Madrid), Rodrygo (Real Madrid), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Matheus Cunha (Atlético de Madrid), Raphinha (Leeds) and Gabriel Barbosa (Flamengo)